CRUISING

 

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

CRUISING DOWNWIND
SAILS

CRUISING UPWIND SAILS

While we are passionate about sail performance we also know that for cruising sailors, performance means a lot more than just speed. North Sails growth and success in cruising has been built on a foundation of technical innovation and relentless product development. It enables us to provide the most diverse array of quality cruising sail products available. As a result, more cruising sailors rely on North Sails today than any other sailmaker in the world.

 

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.

The 3Di sails from North have been excellent, we just compared a picture from our mainsail from just before the start with one of today. 35,000 NM usagea bit more draft aft. Give it a new paint job and I bet if you would ask somebody he/she would say this is a brand new main.

 

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

Though renowned for its achievements on the race course, North is also the leading manufacturer of cruising sails in the world. Breakthrough sailmaking technologies allow North to offer the worlds broadest range of cruising sails and upgrade products to precisely match our customers boats and sailing styles.
North Sails growth and success in cruising has been built on a foundation of technical innovation and relentless product development. Among many firsts, North introduced the Gennaker in the early 90s. By combining the best attributes of a spinnaker and genoa, Gennakers offer a significant boost to downwind performance for cruising sailors. Norths G-Series Gennakers have been continually refined to deliver smooth power and easy handling. G-Series Gennakers are specifically designed with a wide groove to ensure the sail will fly over a wide range of wind angles, especially important when steering with autopilot. They are offered in two distinct models, one of which will be a perfect fit for your boat and sailing style. G-Series Gennakers also feature TrueRadial construction for remarkably smooth, stable, easy-to-trim shape.

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.

CRUISING DOWNWIND SAILS
  • G-ZERO
    CLOSE REACHER
  • G1
    ALL PRUPOSE GENNAKER
  • G2
    RUNNER
 


WHY
NORTH
SAILS

 

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.


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WHY NORTH SAILS

RIGHT SAIL FOR THE JOB
We take the stress out of finding the right sail for your boat regardless of size.

LOW STRETCH
Our sails are designed to compliment your boat's configuration, to ensure that wear and tear is kept to a minimum.

HIGH STRENGTH
For sails that are designed to offer unparalleled performance and durability in even the most extreme conditions, look no further than North.

EASY HANDLING
Our sails are designed and built to work with any sail handling system, making your life - and that of your crew - even easier.

CORRECT FIT AND FUNCTION
Ensure that sail stress and wear is kept to a minimum with sails that are designed and built to perfectly fit your boat's set-up.

QUALITY MATERIALS
We only use the highest quality materials to construct our cruising sails to ensure that they offer the highest levels of performance and durability.

CERTIFIED SAIL CARE
Rest assured that wherever you travel in the world, North Sails' network of Certified Sail Care facilities have you covered in the event of any unfortunate accidents.

GREAT VALUE
For sails that offer superior performance over a longer period of time, look no further than North Sails.

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