North Sails NEWS

April 3, 2019

Tools To Get Your Team Race-Ready

Charleston Race Week is just around the corner. Our experts created this Tool Kit to help your team prepare for racing in one of the most challenging places on the East coast.

The Trends On The River

For a big event like CRW, it’s key to know the trends ahead of time. North Sails experts and local sailors share their knowledge about racing on the infamous Cooper river.

With multiple course assignments, conditions will vary for each. Get the inside scoop on what to expect on your course.


North Sails is never satisfied and always seeking to build sails that help our clients to win. Our victory list is here to prove it.North Sails | J/22 Midwinter Winners ©Chris Howell

Peaking at the Right Time

J/22 World Champion Zeke Horowitz explains how to put his winning formula to work for you and your team this season.North Sails Tuning Guides

Fine Tune With North

Find your groove. Get your numbers. Be confident in all wind conditions. Here are the North Sails Tuning Guides for your boat.

J22  |  J24  |  J70  | J80  |  J88  |  J105  |  J109  |  J111  |  Melges 24  |  Melges 32  |  Viper 640  |  VX One

Onboard Communication

Onboard communication for yacht racing is a key factor for performance, no matter what type of sailing. We have some suggestions to keep your boat moving through the water and around the corners more efficiently with better communication.

Starting Strategies: Low Risk, High Reward

The first two minutes of a race is arguably the most important. This makes starting one of the hardest skills to master in sailboat racing. Good news is there are a few tricks that can make starting much easier.

Define Your Speed

Pulling all the pieces together can be challenging. Our Speed Guides will help you leverage our expertise to make the most of your sailing at the Charleston Race Week.

J22  |  J24  |  J70  |  J105  |  Melges 24  |  Viper 640


Managing Your Risks

Sailboat racing is all about controlling what we can. J/22 World Champion and North Sails Expert Zeke Horowitz explain how you can maximize your chances to make gains through smart boat positioning on the racecourse.

Our Experts Make It Happen

Meet the North team. Let us know how we can help your CRW experience to be the best. We will be there for you. Our North Sails loft in Charleston is ready for all your regatta repairs. Call our Certified Service Manager Ervin Grove directly at 865-789-2895 or the loft at 843-722-0823 for sail pick up and delivery information.

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