North Sails Helix Furling Gennaker NPC DOWNWIND Custom Color

HELIX FURLING GENNAKER

Reliable Top Down Furling

The Helix Furling Gennaker delivers accessible performance in the most reliable and easy to use top down furling cruising sail. This is a G1-style Cruising Gennaker featuring Helix Luff Structure and a purpose-engineered luff cord enabling a new generation of reliable top down furling for cruisers. With a range of materials to choose from, a Helix Furling Gennaker is customized to boat size, from family cruiser to superyacht.

Well suited to Superyachts, Multihulls and cruising Monohulls where there is a need for a G1-style Cruising Gennaker featuring Helix Luff Structure and a purpose-engineered luff cord enabling a new generation of reliable top down furling for cruisers.

material

3Di DOWNWIND Precisely shaped for optimized aerodynamics. NPC DOWNWIND Maximum Downwind Performance NPL DOWNWIND Stronger, firmer reaching sails for point to point performance

color: Custom Color
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  • NPC DOWNWIND

    Maximum Downwind Performance

  • Dual-Purpose

    Suited to dual racing and cruising use

  • 7

    Wide range of cloth styles and weights available

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  • NPL DOWNWIND

    Reaching High Speed Performance

  • eXact™

    Proprietary x-scrim reinforcement adds strength with minimal weight

  • 97%

    Made with recycled polyester film

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  • 3Di DOWNWIND

    Custom designed for maximum VMG

  • 3D

    Molded Sail Shape

  • 0% FILM

    High-resolution sail structure

Material
NPC DOWNWIND Maximum Downwind Performance
NPL DOWNWIND Stronger, firmer reaching sails for point to point performance
3Di DOWNWIND Precisely shaped for optimized aerodynamics.
NPC DOWNWIND NPL DOWNWIND 3Di DOWNWIND
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.
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.
For the first time, sailors can enjoy the benefits of 3D molding and composite construction in select downwind sails. 3D molding provides a precisely shaped and smooth sail surface for optimized aerodynamics. Composite construction enables high-resolution spread filament tape distribution, placing exactly the right amount of material in exactly the right direction. 3Di DOWNWIND eliminates the parasitic weight and inevitable distortion of mylar film – a significant advantage in lightweight downwind sails.
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North Sails proudly offers one year of sail care and repair free with the purchase of a new cruising. This program is honored at all service lofts in our worldwide network.

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