A native of Sydney, Australia, Jeremy won many national championship titles as a junior sailor and then moved to the US in 2005 where he attended St Mary’s College earning a degree in Economics. In 2007, Jeremy was selected for Roy Disney’s feature sailing film project – Morning Light and was later was selected by his peers on the team to skipper the TP 52 for the 2007 Transpacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles to Honolulu, HI. Since his major motion picture debut, Jeremy has been invited to race as tactician on board many one-design boats and was part of the 2009 Melges 32 World Championship winning team Bliksem and the 2011 Melges 24 National winning team New England Ropes.
“Jeremy’s accomplishments in one-design classes are outstanding and it made total sense to us to have him joining the North One-design team,” said Vince Brun, president of North Sails One-design.. "We are looking forward to have Jeremy working with the Melges 20, Melges 24, 470, 420 and Moth classes. We are positive will be a great asset for our team', said Brun.
“My brother started working for North Sails in Sydney when he was 16 and ever since then, I’ve known that I would like to work for North one day as well,” said Wilmot, who started racing sailboats at age five when he participated in a State Championship on board a Manly Junior in Sydney. “I have been a North Sails customer for 20 years so I can speak firsthand about how good North products are. It’s this knowledge that I hope to impart to my customers,” Wilmot said.
When asked about his biggest sailing accomplishment, Wilmot talks about his time on Morning Light and the pressures from within that came with the project. “What we accomplished as a team onboard Morning Light was significant. It was the hardest I’ve ever been pushed as a sailor. Roy (Disney) believed in us so much and we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to succeed. Even though we didn’t win, the project was a huge success and I am very proud to have been a part of it.” However, a bit of sibling rivalry was near the top of the sailing accomplishment list as well. “Beating my brother, who is six years older than me, at the Melges 24 Nationals this year by 7 seconds is also an accomplishment that I will cherish,” Wilmot said with a laugh.
Jeremy works at the North Sails East, in Milford, CT. Feel free to contact Jeremy at:
Office: (203) 783-4240
Mobile: (240) 434-5893