Glenn Ashby, world class sailor and multiple multihull world champion, has teamed up with North Sails to develop and market the Glenn Ashby Signature Line of multihull sails including the A-Class, Taipan and Tornado.
The skipper of Emirates Team New Zealand will be bringing his design history and expertise to develop the signature line of sails that will be based on the current Ashby Sails models. He will be working on product and tuning development alongside the North Sails One Design team worldwide.
North Sails, the world leader in sailmaking, shows once again through this partnership with Ashby, the importance the company puts on working with the best in the business to create leading-edge products.
Paul Westlake, Global Head of Sales said: ‘We are delighted to team up with Glenn to create this new Glenn Ashby Signature Line. Glenn’s credentials and prowess speak for themselves and this is a great step forward for us in our One Design multihull offering. As a company we are constantly striving to be the best at what we do and we firmly believe that our customers will benefit greatly from this partnership.
Tim Healy, President of North Sails One Design comments: ‘Glenn’s experience in this arena is invaluable and will help us get on track straight away. His multihull sailing knowledge packaged with the North Sails Suite of design tools will help us bring sail development in these classes to a new level.
Glenn Ashby said: ‘I am really looking forward to an exciting future working with North Sails and have complete confidence in continuing to provide our worldwide customers and friends with the highest quality personalized products. The Signature line of sails will utilize proven winning designs as a base for new development utilizing the ultimate in technology and product quality.’
Ashby will continue to be active in the international A-Class regatta circuit within the bounds of his current America’s Cup commitments.
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North Sails, the largest division of North Technology Group, is the world leader in sailmaking technology. North Sails holds the patent for 3Di, a unique composite construction process that produces high-performance sails that approach the shape holding of a rigid foil. North Sails is the sailmaker of choice on the majority of America’s Cup, Grand Prix, ocean race boats and Superyachts. North Sails offers a wide range of performance 3D and paneled sails for cruising sailors and is the world’s leading sailmaker for one-design classes with more National, World and Olympic Class victories than all other sailmakers combined.