Hayden Whitburn, Customer Services & Purchaser

© North Sails NZAs a young South Island sailor, Hayden was already a North Sails customer. He always used North Sails in his Optimist and P-class.
 “Being based in the South Island it was always exciting as a junior coming in to visit the big loft.”
His best results over the last few years include winning the Warren Jones match racing regatta with team Waka , Elliott 5.9 Nationals and North Island Championships two years running, and 2nd place for Sail Auckland regatta, sailing a Tornado with Bruce Kendall.
Hayden also coached the New Zealand junior team in Japan during 2010, and now coaches regularly at Kohimarama Yacht Club, as well as giving back to his home club in Otago during his visits. © North Sails NZ
Along with coaching and keelboat racing, Hayden is also an 18ft skiff sailor, and has competed in the last four world championships including France, Sydney and Auckland.
“This is a very exciting class and has been great working on the sail development with Gautier and Derek. It is very satisfying to see the final product!”
“I enjoy working at North’s as we are involved with many Custom Projects. We have a great team here to work with and everyone is striving to make the best possible product.”