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3Di for Superyachts

North Sails 3Di composite sail cloth began its evolution in 2007. There were no established guidelines or existing knowledge to use. North Sails design and engineering teams started with small sails and worked up to larger sails as they learned. North Sails 3Di found success in the world's most demanding races such as the Barcelona World Race (2010) and Volvo Ocean Race (2011-12). Then Minden received a call. It was the Baltic 147 Visione - they wanted new sails, and they wanted 3Di. The Superyacht market had knocked.

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Volvo Ocean Race

North Sails has been deeply involved in the Whitbread and Volvo Ocean Race since the mid-1980’s. Collaboration between North Sails and Volvo Ocean Race programs has lead to breakthrough technology, most recently North Sails 3DiTM, which was born in response to skipper requests for reliable shape holding, durability, and of course lightweight, performance sails.

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