Josh Tucker, Sales Consultant

© North Sails NZWhether it’s the supermaxi ‘Maximus’, Transpac 52s, or his parent’s 55’ Gaff Rigged ketch, Josh Tucker has more than 100,000nm of offshore racing and cruising to his credit.

Growing up on the waters off New Zealand’s coast and schooled by correspondence, he raced Optimists and began working in sail lofts as a 17-year old, joining North Sails in 2000. He undertook his first keelboat race as a 14 year old, doing bow on the Wellington entry in the Tasman Triangle, and his first Sydney-Hobart two years later. A RNZYS Youth Scheme Graduate, he has sailed across the North and South Atlantic three times, across the South Pacific twice, and through the Southern Ocean under jury rig to Cape Horn, and spent a season on the ice in Alaska.

Offshore races include four Sydney-Hobarts, Capetown to Rio, the Rolex Transatlantic, numerous Auckland to Fiji or Noumea races, Transpac, Middle Sea Race, the Fastnet and regattas such Hamilton Island Race Week, Cowes Week, Antigua Race Week and the Asian Racing Circuit.

Locally, Josh has won the Young 88, Ross 930, Magic 25 and SR26 Nationals in recent years and competes in international matchrace competition.

“I am still doing a lot of international and local sailing and have 100% support from North Sails at every regatta or offshore race I do,” he says.