Richard Bicknell, General Manager

© North Sails NZRichard Bicknell, better known as Bicky, has been at the helm of North Sails since 2000, and like most members of his team, is a sought after racing sailor competing with client boats including maxis and super yachts on the grand prix race circuit.

As a qualified sail maker he has lived and worked in the UK, Japan and New Zealand as a sail maker and boat builder, and joined New Zealand Challenge as a sail maker for the 1992 America’s Cup.

Bicky has completed numerous Sydney Hobart’s, Fastnet’s and other famous ocean racing events. He is one of the core crew on the mighty J class Ranger which competes in both the Caribbean and Mediterranean racing circuits.

Bicky started his sailing career like most Kiwi youth in a P-Class dinghy before turning to Javelin skiffs, and now campaigns his Jolly Boat when time allows.