Mike Ingham Joins North Sails
One Design Expert and J/24 Champion to Join North’s One Design Sales Force
September 15, 2010
(San Diego, CA) — North Sails announced today that J/24 North American and National Champion Mike Ingham has joined the North Sails One Design division as a sales representative and design consultant. Ingham’s list of sailing accomplishments is lengthy to say the least. In addition to his North American and National titles in the J/24 class, he has placed second in the J/24 World Championship and is an East Coast and Great Lakes Champion. In the Thistle class, Ingham is no stranger to the leader board. He has won the Thistle National Championship six times and is an ACC, Great Lakes and Midwinter Champion. Ingham will continue working out of his home in Rochester, NY, where he lives with his wife and three children.
“Mike brings to our group tremendous continuity in the Thistle Class where his overall results speak for themselves,” said Vince Brun, head of North Sails One Design. “Mike will be a wonderful addition to our team of J/24 class experts and will give us the opportunity to reach out to even more J/24 sailors nationwide,” continued Brun. “Mike is not only a great sailor, but he also shares our focus on customer service, which makes him a natural fit and a tremendous asset to North Sails and to our clients.”
“For 15 years Mike and I have worked together on tuning, sail development and marketing strategies for North Sails in the Thistle class,” said Greg Fisher, a long time Thistle sailor and former North One Design team member. “We’ve even been tuning partners at regattas and between the two of us, have won four of the last five National Championships! Mike’s knowledge and experience in all areas of One Design racing makes him a valuable addition to what is already a strong sales and service team at North One Design.”
In addition to many victories on the race course, Ingham has coached at Cornell University, the University of Rhode Island and Yale University. He has been a personal coach and training partner for many successful sailors and has won numerous awards and including being named an All-American at Cornell University in 1986. “I’ve had a 15-year relationship with North Sails which includes helping with sail development, trainings, and clinics, so this is a natural progression for both of us,” said Ingham who is the co-founder of a successful electronics start-up company, Cyclone Microsystems. “I’m really looking forward to joining the team of great sailors and talented people who work at North Sails and I also look forward to working with North clients to help make them better sailors. We all share the same passion — one design sailing — so I’m thrilled with this opportunity and look forward to focusing my professional life on the sport that I have grown to love so much over the past 30+ years.”
To contact Mike Ingham call (585) 370-1027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.