Tim Healy Named President of North Sails One Design

Tom HealyNorth Sails has appointed World Champion sailor Tim Healy President of North Sails One Design. Healy, who rejoined North Sails as One Design Coordinator in January 2013, succeeds Vince Brun, who was hired in 1977 by North Sails founder Lowell North to build Star sails in the original North loft in San Diego, CA.

“North Sails One Design currently produces sails for over 180 classes,” said Brun. “Our group’s success is made possible by the dedicated team of incredibly talented people with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with. By turning the leadership role over to Tim, I believe North Sails One Design is pushing ahead into its next era of growth.”

“Vince laid the foundation and built a successful business for North Sails One Design, which provides our customers with the fastest sails and best customer support available,” said Healy. “I am honored to succeed Vince as President, and I know there is a high expectation to build on his legacy. Vince’s dedication to excellence has created a culture of professionalism at North Sails that is unmatched, and I look forward to working with our team to continue building on the principles he has established. North Sails has the most knowledgeable group of professionals in the industry who are dedicated to providing the fastest sails in the world and I am excited to be part of this team.” Healy can be reached at







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