Innovation The Science and Culture of North Sails


Lowell North was already an accomplished sailor when he founded North Sails in 1957, having won gold at the 1945 Star World Championships. When it came to making sails, North combined his racing pedigree with a meticulous scientific approach and rigorous testing to ensure that the sails his new company was producing were better than that of the competition. Since then, the attitude of striving to make the best sails possible through the process of testing and engineering has stuck, and North Sails has become a dominant force in the world of sailmaking.