North Sails Partner with Yacht Racing Design & Technology Symposium


How are 3DL North Sails Made?

How are 3DL North Sails Made?

Delegates attending a Yacht Racing conference in Portugal will get to find out…

Informa Yacht Group, part of the larger Informa Sports Group is running a couple of yacht racing specific conferences in Estoril in December. Alongside the World Yacht Racing Forum, which focusses on the business of yacht racing, including sailing sponsorship, will be the Yacht Racing Design & Technology Symposium (YRDTS).

The YRDTS has announced that sail-maker North Sails will become a Gold Partner of the event to be held from the 14-15th of December.

The Yacht Design and Technology Symposium brings together over 100 senior yacht designers, engineers, and technology experts from the world of performance yacht racing for two days of intense debate and discussions. The conference discusses a range of key areas including composites, rigging, sail technology, coatings, CFD and hydrodynamics, all delivered by leading industry experts.

North sails will be represented at the Symposium by Tom Whidden, President and CEO of North Technology Group, Ussing Andersen, President and CEO of North Sails Europe, Jens Christensen, Vice President of North Sails Europe, Bruno Dubois, Managing Director of North Sails France and John Welch, Managing Director of North Sails UK.

North Sails will make two pitches to delegates during the YRDTS with Bill Pearsson – the head of R&D of new products for North Sails – introducing both the new 3DI technology and the Thin Ply Technology (TPT).

Yachtsponsorship’s coverage of the World Yacht Racing Forum and the Yacht Design and Technology Symposium can be found here.