North Sails - LIVE Sail Trim Webinar

By: Community Foundation of the North Okanagan

North Sails - LIVE Sail Trim Webinar

By: Community Foundation of the North Okanagan
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Thank You to North Sails for your Sail Trim Webinar for the Sailing For Fuller Plates and Hearts Campaign!

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June 1, 2023 7:00 PM PDT to 8:30 PM PDT


Join North Sails coaches Drew Mitchell and Alexander Levkovskiy for a live webinar on Sail Trim, taking place on June 1st. This special event is a fundraiser for food security, with all proceeds going to United Way BC and Community Foundation NO who fund many beneficiaries and programs supporting this important cause. 

During the webinar, you'll gain valuable insights into optimizing your sail trim for all wind strengths and all points of sail. These are valuable skills for various sailing levels and for keelboat racers, cruisers and Dinghy sailors. Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your skills and support your community - register now!

Sail Trim Event Details

The Live Sail Trim Webinar will:

  • be offered in several locations across the Okanagan valley and other regions tba
  • go over proper sail trim for ALL wind conditions as well as ALL wind angles.
  • help you learn to trim on all winds strengths and points of sail.
  • be instructed by sail trim experts and pro coaches, Drew Mitchell and Alex Levkovskiy, from North Sails Vancouver.
  • for over an hour teach trimming techniques and tips applicable to all levels of sailors and types of sailboats.
  • offer tips on sail maintenance and repair
  • finish off with some education points, a Q & A session
  • give participants direct access to the instructors post webinar for future questions. 



Drew Mitchell grew up sailing at the Lunenburg Yacht Club in Nova Scotia. He has raced on and coached high performance one design for nearly 20 years.

Drew races in the Melges 24, Farr 30 and the TP 52 PNW fleets. He has won the Farr 30 North Americans and Melges 24 PNW championship. Drew’s favorite one design class is the Bluenose and races every summer in class at Chester Race week.

Drew’s distance racing experience includes winning the Van Isle 360, racing in the 2017 Transpac on a TP 52 and the 2018 VIC MAUI.

Drew is also a North Sails U instructor and teaches both in the classroom and on the water.



Alex began racing Optis and Lasers then made a switch to keelboat racing at the age of 16. He has raced a wide range of keelboats from J24 to TP 52s however is currently focusing on Melges 24, Melges 32, Martin 242 and Farr 30. 

When he moved to Vancouver, he took all his sailing experience and knowledge and transferred it into his first job in the marine industry. He joined North Sails in November 2022 and is looking forward to learning from the best in the industry and beginning a new chapter in his career. 

When it comes to sailing, he loves being on the water and sailing in strong winds. Sharing, “The feeling you get when a boat is locked and loaded on a plane is hard to compare to anything else.”




All Ticket Sales go to two Charities in Support of Food Security. Thank You for Your Support!

A few words from Drew Mitchell

of North Sails

"North Sails is looking forward to working with the Okanagan Charity Regatta. North Sails believe strongly in supporting local sailing and clubs around the Okanagan and always try to jump on a chance to help Charities. 

The Sail Trim Webinar will go over proper sail trim for ALL wind conditions as well as ALL wind angles. Work with the sail trim experts from North Sails Vancouver for over an hour on trimming techniques and trips. We will finish off the webinar with some education points and tips on sail maintenance and repair. 

North Sails is the global leader in Sail making. We strive not only to be the best sailmaker and deliver the highest quality sails but strongly believe in supporting local sailing and educating and supporting local sailors. The North Sails experts have years of professional experience in the industry and always are willing to pass along the knowledge they have to help any sailor at any level. Building a strong community sense is key to the success and growth of our sport here in Okanagan."

Organized by
Community Foundation of the North Okanagan
We fund organizations working right here in the Okanagan doing the front line work in food security.
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