North Sails, the world’s leading sailmaker, joins the Yacht Racing Forum as a Partner. The brand will be represented by its President Ken Read and other North Sails experts on November 28-29 in Malta.

The Yacht Racing Forum is pleased to announce a three-year partnership with the world’s leading sailmaker North Sails. President Ken Read and other North Sails experts will represent North in Malta.

“We are proud to join and support the Yacht Racing Forum,” commented North Sails President Ken Read. “This forum gives us the opportunity to meet with the world’s leading classes, events, teams and yacht clubs through one event. The new organizers of the Forum have a long-term vision, and they are determined to organize a great event. The international yacht racing community needs a Forum to showcase its products, to network and debate, and North Sails’ looks forward to our participation.”

The Yacht Racing Forum 2016 will take place on November 28-29 at the prestigious Grand Hotel Excelsior in Malta. The annual conference and exhibition aim to deliver important ideas and concepts in areas that affect everyone in the yacht racing industry, such as the business, organizational and planning aspects of the sport; design & technology and, for the second time, the role Risk Management plays in the structure of the sport.

The 2016 Yacht Racing Forum will attract 300 people in one place at one time to do business and meet future clients: yacht clubs, athletes, sponsors, event organizers, designers, technical suppliers and anyone involved or just interested in yacht racing.

About North Sails Group

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.

©Yacht Racing Forum / Ken Read during the Yacht Racing Forum 2013 in Gothenburg