David Rae Joins North Sails in Cape Town

Date : 1 October

David Rae has vast experience in sailmaking and has worked as a professional racing sailor, was part of the Shosholoza America’s Cup campaign as mainsheet trimmer, and is a well respected
sailing coach.
His role and responsibilities at North will primarily be concentrated on sales and marketing.
With his vast knowledge and experience of offshore keelboat sailing and One-Design racing he is ideally placed to offer clients expert advice from the coalface of sailing across a wide range of cruising and racing yachts. Whether a cruising client, club racer or someone keen on the more high tech aspects of racing, David Rae is well equipped to offer great advice and provide the best solutions for a client’s own personal requirements.
His offshore sailing CV is vast and includes Sydney-Hobart, Cape to Rio and other classics.
Rae’s small boat skills are well known – he is the current J22 World Champion, has a number of Lipton Cup wins under his belt, both as helmsman and trimmer, and brings this huge knowledge base and input to clients keen on small boat racing. These one-design and dinghy racing talents and his sailmaking experience place him in the perfect spot to not only work with clients who own small keelers and dinghies, but also to head up the One-Design and dinghy side of the North Cape Town/South African business. He takes responsibility for sales, marketing, class-sail development and liaising with the design and production teams on design, manufacture and finishing of the product.
Information from North Sails Cape Town. Tel. 021-5112154 or david.rae@northsails.com

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