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Tom Gillard Joins North Sails One Design

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We are pleased to announce that Fireball World Champion Tom Gillard has joined North Sails.

Tom starts today with the One Design team at our UK loft in Fareham, where he will be working with our production team and will be heavily involved in various Research and Development projects.

Tom has numerous dinghy Championship victories under his belt including two Fireball World titles, European titles in the 420 and Fireball and National titles in the Albacore, Fireball, Scorpion, Streaker and Topper classes.

You will see Tom out and about on the circuit this year in the 505, Fireball and Streaker classes.

Paul Hobson, Managing Director of North Sails One Design, spoke enthusiastically about Tom joining  the team. "I am excited to have Tom joining us. He is a very talented sailor and will bring his knowledge of what’s needed on the race circuit to the production floor, as well as being out there on the water representing North Sails and offering advice to our customers along the way”.

Tom can be contacted at the office on 01329 443430.