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Medium-Air Runner

North’s powerful Racing Asymmetrics are the evolutionary descendants of our dominant America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race designs. They have been developed using the University of Auckland Twisted Flow Wind Tunnel and the North Sails Virtual Wind Tunnel™ downwind flow simulation software. The result is a stable asymmetric spinnaker that delivers increased drive and reduced drag over a broader wind spectrum, which is especially important for today’s generation of lighter, faster-accelerating boats. North Racing Asymmetrics are offered in six different wind range models, each with a targeted selection of high performance downwind materials to precisely match your boat and type of racing.


NPC DOWNWIND Maximum Downwind Performance NPL DOWNWIND Stronger, firmer reaching sails for point to point performance

color: Gray
North Sails

    Reaching High Speed Performance

  • eXact™

    Proprietary x-scrim reinforcement adds strength with minimal weight

  • 97%

    Made with recycled polyester film

North Sails

    Maximum Downwind Performance

  • Dual-Purpose

    Suited to dual racing and cruising use

  • 7

    Wide range of cloth styles and weights available

NPL DOWNWIND Stronger, firmer reaching sails for point to point performance
NPC DOWNWIND Maximum Downwind Performance
Modern asymmetric reaching sails require low stretch, lightweight, and highly durable materials. NPL DOWNWIND sails meet these requirements because they’re cut from purpose-built materials produced on the North Cloth laminator. North Sails offers multiple constructions to optimally address the wide range of conditions encountered by reaching sails – for inshore, offshore, monohull, multihull, racing, or cruising.
North Sails offers a wide variety of downwind symmetric and asymmetric sail types made using the NPC DOWNWIND sailcloth range. Each of our sail types is designed for a specific range of wind speeds and angles. Every North spinnaker is custom designed to suit each customer’s needs and maximize VMG/VMC in the broadest range of wind and sea conditions. NPC DOWNWIND sails provide higher boatspeeds, deeper angles, and faster acceleration with consistent and predictable trimming characteristics.