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Solo Coaching Sat 24 March With Jim Hunt

  • Solo Coaching Sat 24 March with Jim Hunt.

    Jim Hunt – sail maker par excellence and long time Solo expert will be running a rig and coaching session for Island Barn Solos.

    Sessions will start at 11:00 – have your boat ready to launch.
    We’ll compare different rigs and sails and how to get the most from them. 
    Where possible we will video sessions and on the water.

    About Jim Hunt.
    Jim started his sailmaking career in 1985 with a move from his hometown of Leeds to MacNamara sails in Devon.  A successful 6 years with Mike Mac, saw Jim finsh second in the 1987 Fireball Worlds and win the 1989 Enterprise Worlds.   In 1991 Jim set up his own loft – Hunt sails and spent a further 5 years making championship winning Solo and Enterprise sails before selling the business to join Speed Sails in the Midlands in 1996.  A brief 10 year hiatus at Purple Sails and Marine was followed by a return to Speed Sails in 2010 until he left at the end of 2011 with Andy Davis to start HD Sails.  Jim’s sailmaking and sailing career has seen him make championship winning sails and win championships in a huge variety of classes, as well as coaching weekend sailors to Olympic campaigners.

    Jim's wins:
    - National Championship wins in Solo, Enterprise, RS400, Flying 15, Phantom, K6, Melges 24 ( tactician ), Merlin Rocket
    - World Championship wins in Solo, OK, Enterprise
    - Runner up Finn Nationals, Fireball Worlds
    - 3x Endeavour trophy winner
    - Coach to Irish Olympic Star team 2006 - 2008

    Find out more about Jim at HD Sails

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