Unmatched quality, durability and performance...it's why more sailors rely on North Sails than any other sailmaker in the world. North Sails' dedication to performance has lead to the development of cruising products that are faster, lighter and more durable than ever before.
From breakthrough innovation in sailcloth materials to sail care that is held to the highest standards - more than 50 years of North Sails experience will be with you on every leg of your adventure.
CRUISING UPWIND SAILS
Every piece of every cruising sail we make represents the best material technology available. This is due, in part, to the North Cloth division, which produces a broad line of premium woven polyester, aramid and Ultra PE fabrics. North NorDac, NorLam and Radian sailcloth are all performance and durability leaders in their respective categories.
North was first to scientifically test stretch and fatigue in sailcloth, the first to produce sail laminates, the first to design and build radial sails and the first to design and analyze sails in a computer. Our success in extreme offshore racing has enabled us to develop Marathon 3DL and 3Di, three dimensionally thermo-molded sails that deliver unprecedented durability and performance to cruising sailors.
Same for the other sails, you can see they have been used, but still in good shape. This mileage would be a lifetime for the average cruiser. I know what I would buy.
Bouwe Bekking, skipper of Team Brunel in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 (arriving in Newport, RI for the finish of Leg 6):
CRUISING DOWNWIND SAILS
Sailmaking advances introduced by North have made sailing safer, more enjoyable and more affordable for sailors around the world. Our goal today, as always, is to produce sails that are lighter, longer lasting and easier to use. We believe that you make history by always looking ahead.
At North Sails, we are passionate about performance. For cruising sailors, this means a lot more than just speed.
Although North Sails has a dominant racing record, we place just as much importance on using breakthrough North technologies to improve the sailing experience of cruising sailors as we do racers. This has been the case throughout our 56-year history.
As a result, more cruising sailors rely on North today than any other sailmaker in the world - including many of us here at North Sails.
For us, the power to perform means so much more than faster sailing. It is our mission to help you get the most out of your sailing - from improving sail-handling and sail life, to increasing onboard safety.