Downwind Sails

DOWNWIND SAILS

Whether you’re racing to win or cruising unexplored waters, you need a downwind sail that performs. Buying a new spinnaker is an investment, and we don’t take that responsibility lightly. North Sails develops, tests, and refines our sail designs to give your boat power and control. That means extra boat speed and a better ride. Start your quest. Set the pace. Depend on North Sails downwind sails.

racing spinnakers

Maximize speed at any angle

A crisp, new spinnaker makes all the difference. You’ll find the exact cut and weight to fit your boat, be it a sport boat or equipped with a spinnaker pole. North Sails line of Racing Asymmetric and Symmetric spinnakers cover all angles of downwind sailing in light, medium, or heavy wind. Flying the right spinnaker at the right time gives you an edge. Take the lead.

downwind sail racing spinnaker

racing spinnakers

Maximize speed at any angle

A crisp, new spinnaker makes all the difference. You’ll find the exact cut and weight to fit your boat, be it a sport boat or equipped with a spinnaker pole. North Sails line of Racing Asymmetric and Symmetric spinnakers cover all angles of downwind sailing in light, medium, or heavy wind. Flying the right spinnaker at the right time gives you an edge. Take the lead.

CODE SAILS

Fast, flat, furling-capable

Ride that screaming reach. Code Sails give you sail area and power for close reaching angles. You can race with your Code Sail (it qualifies as a spinnaker under various rating rules), but the designs are great for cruisers, too. Though these sails fit almost any boat, you’ll see the biggest benefit if your headsail is non-overlapping, meaning it doesn’t go beyond the shrouds and spreaders. Hold on tight.

downwind code sail

CODE SAILS

Fast, flat, furling-capable

Ride that screaming reach. Code Sails give you sail area and power for close reaching angles. You can race with your Code Sail (it qualifies as a spinnaker under various rating rules), but the designs are great for cruisers, too. Though these sails fit almost any boat, you’ll see the biggest benefit if your headsail is non-overlapping, meaning it doesn’t go beyond the shrouds and spreaders. Hold on tight.

cruising spinnakers

Reach your harbor

Explore with the wind at your back. Bring your boat to its full potential with the right downwind sail. A North Cruising Gennaker is an asymmetric spinnaker that’s easy to manage and free-flying (plus, you won’t need a spinnaker pole or extra rigging). Or choose the dual-purpose TradeWinds sail. It handles both running and reaching with ease. Enjoy the cruise.

cruising-spinnaker-downwind-sail

cruising spinnakers

Reach your harbor

Explore with the wind at your back. Bring your boat to its full potential with the right downwind sail. A North Cruising Gennaker is an asymmetric spinnaker that’s easy to manage and free-flying (plus, you won’t need a spinnaker pole or extra rigging). Or choose the dual-purpose TradeWinds sail. It handles both running and reaching with ease. Enjoy the cruise.

HELIX tech

Switch to the most efficient furling sail possible. Move beyond traditional cabled sails and win races with North Helix Structured Luff sails. This load sharing sail is top-down furling with an optimized shape and less overall loading and drag. And with the Helix Luff Cord – thinner, lighter, and more flexible than conventional luff cables – you’ll furl, unfurl, hoist, and drop your Helix sail with ease. Claim your win.

custom-downwind-sail

Color Code

Add some personality to your downwind sail. Create your custom sail with Color Code, North Sails spinnaker coloring tool. Then let North turn your design into your new spinnaker or gennaker. Claim your colors.

Start Designing Your Sail
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Instructions

North Sails invites you to choose the colors for your new North Spinnaker. Choosing your colors is a fun way to add a personal touch to your new sail.

Here are a few important items.

Color Limits

  • Not all colors are available in all weights and all materials
  • Some colors may not be available at the time of order
  • Please select the material type based upon your sail quote or sales order information
  • Three colors only – to avoid dissimilar material properties
  • North Sails is not responsible for sail shape or smoothness issues related to color combination

Color Schemes

  • Available Color Schemes are based on size. Please choose from a pre-existing scheme based on your boats I or ISP dimension (Spinnaker Halyard elevation from deck) . 
  • The color of the spinnaker head and tack patches normally match the luff panels.
  • The color of the clew patches normally match the leech panels

Color Variation

  • Spinnaker materials vary in color between styles, lots and cloth weights. Your sail may have two or more cloth weights which will be noticeable in the finished sail. 
  • Computer monitors and printers may not accurately display spinnaker material colors
  • Please refer to the cloth manufacturers web site or ask your North Sails representative for color samples
Sail Type
Sail Size (Halyard Height)
"I", "ISP" or spinnaker halyard height above deck
Sail Cloth
Color Scheme

Available Colors

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Sail Configuration

Sail Type:
Sail Size:
Sail Cloth:
Color Scheme:
Colors:
Customer Name:
Sail Name:
Date Created:
Last Updated:
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Color Code

Add some personality to your downwind sail. Create your custom sail with Color Code, North Sails spinnaker coloring tool. Then let North turn your design into your new spinnaker or gennaker. Claim your colors.

Start Designing Your Sail
×
Instructions

North Sails invites you to choose the colors for your new North Spinnaker. Choosing your colors is a fun way to add a personal touch to your new sail.

Here are a few important items.

Color Limits

  • Not all colors are available in all weights and all materials
  • Some colors may not be available at the time of order
  • Please select the material type based upon your sail quote or sales order information
  • Three colors only – to avoid dissimilar material properties
  • North Sails is not responsible for sail shape or smoothness issues related to color combination

Color Schemes

  • Available Color Schemes are based on size. Please choose from a pre-existing scheme based on your boats I or ISP dimension (Spinnaker Halyard elevation from deck) . 
  • The color of the spinnaker head and tack patches normally match the luff panels.
  • The color of the clew patches normally match the leech panels

Color Variation

  • Spinnaker materials vary in color between styles, lots and cloth weights. Your sail may have two or more cloth weights which will be noticeable in the finished sail. 
  • Computer monitors and printers may not accurately display spinnaker material colors
  • Please refer to the cloth manufacturers web site or ask your North Sails representative for color samples
Sail Type
Sail Size (Halyard Height)
"I", "ISP" or spinnaker halyard height above deck
Sail Cloth
Color Scheme

Available Colors

Save Sail

Sail Configuration

Sail Type:
Sail Size:
Sail Cloth:
Color Scheme:
Colors:
Customer Name:
Sail Name:
Date Created:
Last Updated:
×
[Color Tool] Select a Sail
By saving, you’ll be sent a link to revisit your design.
Next Step: you'll have the choice to share it!

Share with a Friend!

Share with North Sails

NS Communicate