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Future secured for Yacht Scoring system

Published on May 5th, 2022

Yacht Scoring, the web-based race management and scoring tool founded in 2006 by Luiz Kahl, is now supported by the North Sails Group. Kahl passed away unexpectedly in 2021, and this transfer will secure the continuation of Kahl’s standard-setting online data-based platform that is relied upon worldwide by class organizations and events.

“Luiz grew Yacht Scoring into a must-have regatta management platform used by thousands of sailors,” said Gui Kahl, Luiz’s brother. “The continuation of Yacht Scoring by the North Sails Group preserves Luiz’s legacy and will keep building on his vision.”

Yacht Scoring simplifies the task of event registration and communications while allowing for complete results in near-real-time. The platform streamlines regatta management and eliminates the need to maintain multiple independent spreadsheets for entry lists, scratch sheets, ratings, and competitors’ information. For sailors, Yacht Scoring’s quick and easy sign-in and live scoring program delivers immediate race results and crew lists for review. ​​

“Luiz uniquely blended an innovative business model with an unmatched level of customer support,” comments Ken Read, President of North Sails Group. “It was not uncommon to see him working hand-in-hand with race committees to ensure the success of their event. He didn’t do this because it was a requirement of using his services; Luiz did it because he was committed to helping sailors at all levels of the sport. It is our intention to follow his lead with this same service that he prided himself on.”

The ease and accuracy of Yacht Scoring for race committees, sailors, and volunteers with regard to all aspects of sailboat racing, from entry to scoring, will remain unchanged.

The Kahl family extends their gratitude to Rob Bunn for his dedication and time over the last several months. A personal friend of Luiz’s, Rob has been instrumental in keeping Yacht Scoring moving forward and operational for sailing and the sailing community. He will remain as interim manager of Yacht Scoring to ensure a seamless transition with the North Sails Group.

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