TRADEWIND

Downwind Passage Making

La TradeWind es una vela de crucero de doble propósito que puede volarse con orejas de burro para ángulos de viento de portantes o como vela de través de dos capas para ángulos de viento más cerrados.

La TradeWind se basa en el antiguo concepto de vela de proa gemela, proporcionando una vela ligera, de vuelo libre y enrollable, independiente del estay fijo y de la vela de proa de ceñida.

Cuando se utiliza con ángulos de viento de entre 150 y 180 grados, la TradeWind proporciona una forma sencilla y segura de propulsión en portantes. Una TradeWind utiliza un tangón fijo para estabilizar y cazar la vela de barlovento, mientras que la vela de sotavento se caza en medio del barco, lo que proporciona un flujo continuo a través de ambas velas.

Para ángulos de través más cerrados, ambas escotas pueden cazarse juntas a sotavento, para servir como una vela de través para ángulos de viento real entre 70-140. Esto proporciona un segundo modo de navegación, creando potencia en brisa ligera adicional.

material

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

color: Gray
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
North Sails
  • NPL DOWNWIND

    Reaching High Speed Performance

  • eXact™

    Proprietary x-scrim reinforcement adds strength with minimal weight

  • 97%

    Made with recycled polyester film

North Sails
  • NPC DOWNWIND

    Maximum Downwind Performance

  • Dual-Purpose

    Suited to dual racing and cruising use

  • 7

    Wide range of cloth styles and weights available

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