In 1997, North Sails designers and software engineers were given a mandate: to create a package that could model the forces of sailing, specifically those above the deck. What ensued was the process of synchronizing the capabilities of North Design Suite software, allowing a sail designer to link the design of a sail to that of a rig, and measure how they affect the performance of the boat.
A total of 29 teams, representing 9 different nations, engaged in fierce competition across six events this year. While Cape 31s have attracted some of the world's best sailors, the class rules, which limit the crew to three professionals, also create an environment where owner-drivers race with friends and family.
NORTH SAILS NAMED OFFICIAL SAILMAKER OF ROYAL NEW ZEALAND YACHT SQUADRON
North Sails is proud to be a new major partner to The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. This partnership sees North Sails become RNZYS’ Official Sailmaker for the next three years and the supplier to the club’s new Emirates Team New Zealand Elliott 7 fleet, due to launch in early 2024.