World´s leading sail designers

Philippe Oulhen started sailing dinghies in Brittany, moved to Canada at 18, where he raced a Tornado cost to cost in North America. Sailing trimmer onboard very different boats, from J-boats to maxi, Imoca 60' (Open monohul) to Orma 60' (multihull box rule). Switching from Around Europe race to Key West race week, from Québec-St Malo Transat to Commodor's Cup.

With these very different experiences, he approaches IRC optimization with the first goal to understand the characteristics of the boat and make sure that the sail plan will fit them.

He is using the worldwide North Sails data base to compare ratios and starts the work with the sails designer with good numbers In 2010, he was trimming the mainsail onboard "Kuujjuaq", overall IRC French championship winner, a Swan 42 club optimized for IRC in Med.


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