Noel Drennan

Melbourne Loft Manager

Noel Drennan who has worked as a sail consultant and professional sailor to various national and International Grand Prix racing projects is now focusing his time managing the North Sails loft in Melbourne.

Noel has achieved an extensive level of experience and success through sailing at the highest level. One of the world’s top Etchells sailors and a multiple Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race winner on boats including Illusion and Terra Firma.

He has competed in two Volvo around the world yacht races winning on Illbruck in 2002 and was also a key member and sailor on the winning Oracle Americas Cup team in 2010.

From small dinghy's, cruising yachts, catamarans or high performance super maxis. Noel has the experience and knowledge to ensure your sails and set up maximise the performance of your boat and meet your long term expectations.

Aaron Cole

Sails Consultant

Also working at our Melbourne loft is former Team New Zealand sail maker Aaron Cole.

Aaron has a huge amount of both offshore and inshore high performance yacht racing having competed in 10 Sydney to Hobart yacht races and regarded as one of Australia's top primary trimmers racing regularly on many of the top TP 52's competing in the Australian circuit. On top of this he has had a very successful skiff career racing in the 49er Olympic and B14 classes in both international and national events.

Aaron's knowledge of working with the very latest materials, and sail making techniques ensure our customers receive the very highest level of technology and service for all aspects of sailing.