North Sails Tradewind Sails NPC Downwind Custom Color

TRADEWIND SAIL

Downwind Passage Making

The TradeWind is a dual purpose downwind cruising sail which can be flown wing on wing for running wind angles or as a two-ply reaching sail for closer wind angles.

The TradeWind sail builds on the longstanding twin headsail concept by providing a lightweight, free flying, furling, sail independent of the fixed forestay and upwind headsail.

When used at running wind angles between 150-180 degrees, the TradeWind sail provides a simple and safe form of downwind sail power. A TradeWind sail utilizes a fixed pole for sheeting and stabilizing the windward sail while the leeward sail is sheeted amidships – providing continuous flow across both sails.

For closer reaching angles, both clews can be sheeted together to leeward, to serve as a reaching sail for true wind angles between 70-140. This provides a second sailing mode creating additional light air power on its own.

material

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

color: Custom Color
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Standard features
  • Nylon spinnaker cloth – 1.5oz or 2.5oz styles
  • Available in a choice of colors
  • Radial construction for shape stability
  • Anti-torsion furling cable
  • Velcro clew coupler
  • Leech and foot lines
  • Easy to use storage bag
  • Optional furler
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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

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