Would you like a North Sails Expert to call you? Just leave us your number and a short message we will direct the inquiry to the right person to help. We promise to call as quickly as possible, but at some times we may be out sailing. Looking for a quote? Please use the request a quote tab above.

Let's Talk
Sending

Find My Expert

Please search by name or location to find your local North Sails Expert.

Search
Generic filters
Filter by Custom Post Type

Find My Loft

Find your local loft below.

Search
Generic filters
Exact matches only
Filter by Custom Post Type

Are you looking for something you can’t find on our web site? Do you need product information or help with a sail? Just send us a message and we will respond promptly.

Request for Info
Sending

Are you ready to buy? Would like to learn more about products and prices? Please fill in the forms below and we will have your local North Sails Expert create a custom sail proposal for you.

Request a Quote
Sending
North Sails NEWS

April 18, 2019

J/70 ITALIAN CUP: A STRONG START

North Clients Sweep The Podium In Scarlino

1,2,3 powered by North Sails ©J/70 Class | Lucchi | Lucarelli

We saw a strong series kick-off at the inaugural event for the 2019 J/70 Italian Cup. Scarlino welcomed 52 competitive teams from nine different countries for a great weekend of sailing, friendship, and top-notch fun with parties that only Italians know how to throw. A huge congratulations to Carlos Alberini and team Calvi Network for winning the first event.

Here at North, we celebrated an almost-perfect scoreboard proving the high performance of the North products for the super competitive J/70 Class. Here’s the facts: A total podium sweep with all race-wins were powered by North Sails inventories. Eight out of the top ten teams used North products, placing 1,2,3,4,6,7,9, and 10th overall.

We caught up with our European J/70 expert Giulio Desiderato, who sailed on Claudia Rossi’s Petite Terrible that placed third overall. “We sailed five races in 4-7 knots. The top two teams were light, not more than 330kg, while we finished third with a team really heavy 370kg. This means that the North range of products has been successful in these light wind conditions covering a big range of crew weight”, said Giulio.

Inventories Used by The Top Teams

  • 1st Place: Calvi NetworkXCS-2 mainsail, J2-HC Jib and AP-1 AirX spinnaker
  • 2nd Place: Maria – XCS-2 mainsail, J2-HC Jib and AP-1 AirX spinnaker
  • 3rd Place: Petite Terrible – XCS-2 mainsail, J2-HC Jib and AP-1 Dynakote spinnaker

New F-1 Mainsail

With the recent addition of the new F-1 mainsail to the North inventory, we expect to see teams using it in the upcoming events of the Cup. Developed to fit the Selden mast or a Southern Spars mast with a stiff set-up, the new North Sails F-1 mainsail is a flatter design, balanced top to bottom that reacts to mast bend in all conditions. Designed to be user-friendly, the F-1 is easy to trim and tune, to produce maximum speed on the water. Read about the performance of the F-1 main at the 2019 Charleston Race Week.

The North team looks forward to seeing you in Ancona on May 10-12th.

For more information on the North J/70 products, don’t hesitate to contact our experts.

Starting line in Scarlino ©J/70 Class | Lucchi | Lucarelli
New F-1 mainsail tested and approved at Charleston Race Week.