North Sails NEWS

December 18, 2015

Recounting the year in sailing, clients of North Sails claimed 13 podium places in the 2015 collection of Transatlantic Races. Once again bringing North to the forefront, offshore teams displayed ultimate success with 3Di sails on a range of different platforms, winning 12 out of 15 total classes. After entering the racing sail market in 2010, North’s 3Di product is now optimized for coastal and offshore cruising. Between the classic Newport – Lizard course, the Transat Jacques Vabre, RORC Transatlantic Race and most recently the Transat St. Barth, North-powered boats claimed podium places at every finish. Coupled with the successful circumnavigation of six Volvo Ocean Race teams, and the crushing pace of current Jules Verne contenders IDEC Sport and Spindrift Racing, these following results are a testament to the unmatched performance and durability of North Sails 3Di.

TRANSATLANTIC RACE 2015
(NEWPORT TO LIZARD)

IRC Overall
1 – Lucky
2 – Outsider

IRC 1 Racing
1 – Rambler 88
2 – Comanche

IRC 2 Racing
1 – Lucky
2 – Outsider

“The 3Di sails have really been a game changer on the catamaran…they have transformed the performance of our boat. We’ve also witnessed a big step forward under durability, and decided to convert to 3Di screechers as well.” – Lloyd Thornburg, owner/driver of Phaedo3

IRC 3 Racer/Cruiser
1 – Snow Lion
2 – Maximizer
3 – Prospector

IRC Class 4 – Racer/Cruiser
2 – Dorade

Class 40
1 – Stella Nova – (North Sails mainsail)

Open
1 – Paradox
2 – Phaedo 3

Monohull First to Finish: Comanche

Multihull First to Finish: Phaedo3

TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE
(LE HAVRE TO ITAJAI)

Ultime
1 – Macif
2 – Sodebo Ultim’

IMOCA
1 – PRB
2 – Banque Populaire VIII
3 – Quequiner – Leucémie Espoir (except mainsail)

Multi50
2 – Ciela Village

Class40
1 – Le Conservateur

“I am at the nav table on Sodebo and as I looked up out of my window at my mainsail I was thinking: this is the most beautiful mainsail I have ever had.” – Thomas Coville, co-skipper of Sodebo Ultim’

RORC TRANSATLANTIC RACE
(LANZAROTE TO GRENADA)

IRC Overall
1 – Nomad IV

MOCRA Multihull
1 – Phaedo 3
2 – Concise 10
3 – Zed 6

Class40
1 – Tales II
2 – Silvie Belle 2

First to Finish Monohull: Nomad IV

First to Finish Multihull: Phaedo 3

TRANSAT ST BARTH – PORT LA FORÊT

IMOCA only

1 – Edmond de Rothschild