A career sailmaker and one of the founding partners of the Quantum Sail Design Group, Norman's expertise lies in the technical elements of sailing. Norman actively races on the international sailing circuit as a pro trimmer/tactician/rig set up expert. He also is an expert in rig layout and set up for offshore cruising boats. He is also a hired gun working for the America's Cup Race Management Team acting as liaison between the race committee and the teams.
Norman's racing experience includes:
- Big Boat Series (including 14 overall wins) He was also last year's IRC National Champion having called tactics on the Custom RP 52 Vincitore in September of 09 and also September of 10 winning both events.
- Countless local, regional, national and international events including winning several national championships in various classes.
- Norman is a Transpac and Pacific Cup veteran who started out learning how to get the old IOR boats to Hawaii in one piece and finally graduating to sleds and the newer light displacement sprit boats. He has seen most everything one would encounter sailing offshore.