3DL STYLES

3DL® sails for racing and cruising sailors are available in many different combinations of yarn, yarn layout and film. Your North Sails representative is prepared to help you determine which style of 3DL performance is the right choice for your boat and budget. All styles are also available with North TF taffeta films for added chafe, tear and UV resistance on one or both sides.

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3DL580 is a blend of North Flex-Balanced™ Carbon and Technora® yarn which delivers superior 3DL thermo-molded performance and is a distinctive all-black style for small-to-medium recreational racers and cruisers. It’s the value leader of the 3DL line.
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3DL680 is a blended North Flex-Balanced™ Carbon and Aramid yarn which delivers superior 3DL thermo-molded performance with added shapeholding power for small-to-midsize racers and offshore one-designs.
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Marathon 480™ recreational cruising sails combine race-sail performance with durability, light weight and modern style. A core layer of Aramid and Carbon Fibre yarns surrounded by tough North TF taffeta outer films (available in white or grey) provide superb protection from chafe and UV. Custom 3DL-X yarn layouts are designed specifically for cruising.
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3DL600 are 3D thermo-molded sails with high-modulus Aramid yarn which deliver superior shapeholding, durability and value for small-to-midsize racers and offshore one designs. A proven winner around the world.
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3DL850 is a North Flex Balanced™ Carbon yarn blended with Technora yarn which delivers superior shapeholding and durability for mid-to-large sized racers and offshore one-designs.
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3DL860 is high-modulus Aramid blended with North Flex Balanced™ Carbon yarn which delivers optimum shapeholding and durability for mid-to-large sized racers and offshore one-designs.
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Marathon 680™ is the world’s most advanced cruising sail, combining grand-prix sail performance with durability, light weight and easy handling. A core layer of high-performance Aramid and Carbon Fibre yarns with tough North TF taffeta outer films (available in white or grey) provides exceptional protection from chafe and UV as well as superior shape retention.
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3DL800 is 100% North Flex Balanced carbon yarn structure which delivers lighter weight, low stretch and optimum performance for mid-to-large sized racers and one-designs.
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3DL950 is North Flex-Balanced Carbon and Technora yarn which delivers lighter weight, low stretch and optimum performance for mid-to-large sized racers and one-designs.
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3DL960 is a North Ultra-Carbon and Aramid structural yarn with America’s Cup/Volvo Ocean Race yarn layouts which deliver ultimate performance with added durability for mid-to-large sized racing boats.
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3DL900 is 100% North Ultra-Carbon structural yarn and custom yarn layouts which deliver the proven ultimate in light weight, low-stretch performance.