At North Sails, winning sailboat races is built into our DNA. Our hard-won expertise from more than 60 years of success is why North sails power more race wins than any other sailmaker.
Innovation and the science of sailmaking drive North Sails. The result is faster sails that deliver superior performance to North customers around the world. With custom sails, the most talented people, superior products, cutting-edge technology and a willingness to invest in the future, North Sails is the market leader for race sails.
Advances in sail materials mean you no longer have to sacrifice durability for speed, but with so many options choosing the right racing sail can be challenging. North racing sails are stronger, lighter, smoother, lower stretch, and therefore faster. Our experts will help you understand the performance requirements of your boat, which will help us develop an inventory optimized for your boat, rig type, rating rule, and local conditions.
Whether you strive to improve your Wednesday night race results or win a world championship, North Sails can help you take your results to the next level.
The best investment I’ve made in the different boats I’ve raced has been 3Di sails. Initially the cost is higher, but the quality and durability of 3Di composite makes these sails an investment more than profitable over time. Without a doubt I would buy 3Di again for my next boat.
Grand Soleil 50 | Solete
3Di sails are noticeably better. Last summer we won almost every ocean race we entered and had our competitors scratching their heads. The sails held up well and we expect to strike fear in our competitors’ hearts again next year! An exceptional product!
J28 | Gone Away
Tremendous durability was the thing that got me. 3Di is great for those of us with older boats. The boat has never gone faster upwind and points higher at the same time. It has brought life back in my old boat.
C&C 38 Mk I | Renaissance
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