GET SAILING TIPS AND TRICKS FROM THE BEST!
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:
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.”
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."