North Sails Announcements

North Sails 3Di NORDAC was named Best New Product at the Newport International Boat Show awards on September 15th. Introduced in Spring of 2017, 3Di NORDAC transforms polyester fiber into… Read More

September 14, 2017

The New R5 Optimist Mainsail

Designed by the North Sails dinghy experts in Japan, the R5 is the perfect addition to North’s “R Series” Radial Optimist sails. The R Series was designed to deliver unparalleled… Read More

August 3, 2017 (Newport, RI): North Sails released its latest headsail design for the competitive J/105 class. The Li-5 3Di jib replaces the L-4 3DL jib bringing the ultimate consistency… Read More

July 25, 2017 (Newport, RI): North Sails released its latest headsail design for the competitive J/70 class today. Based on North’s popular J-2 design, the J-6 headsail brings new benefits… Read More

The second installation of the Kohler Cup presented by North Sails will take place when the 35th America’s Cup hosts the J Class Regatta June 16, 19-20 in Bermuda. The… Read More

Newport, RI (June 6th, 2017) – North Sails is proud to introduce 3Di sailmaking technology to the Melges 20 class. In the past five years, North Sails 3Di™ has received… Read More

Being a part of the 3Di NORDAC product development team, I was excited to spend some time this winter sailing in the Caribbean with our final version sails. The project… Read More

Newport, RI (June 1st, 2017) – North Sails, the worldwide leader in sailmaking, introduces the latest application of their patented 3Di technology – a revolutionary cruising sail made of 100%… Read More

America’s Cup racing kicks off tomorrow on Bermuda’s Great Sound. In a series of events from May 26 – June 27, the 35th America’s Cup will feature six top teams… Read More

The F4 catamaran made its world debut in 2016. This exciting new 46’ one design catamaran teamed up with North Sails, DNA/Holland Composites, and other marine industry partners to support… Read More

Combining unprecedented experience and heritage in the class, North Sails is the leading sailmaker of the J-Class fleet. Reinforcing the relationship further, this year North Sails also becomes the Official… Read More

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March 6, 2017

The New Club Swan 50

Nautor’s Swan, along with naval architect Juan Kouyoumdjian, have conceived a new 50ft yacht. The Club Swan 50 places great focus on performance while staying true to the company’s world-renowned… Read More

By Tom Whidden One of the goals for our book, The Art and Science of Sails, is to connect the theoretical with the practical. An understanding of the physics of… Read More

February 1, 2017, saw Tom Whidden celebrate 30 years with North Sails. On this occasion, we asked the celebrated sailor to recall his years spent with North and reflect, in… Read More

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November 21, 2016

The New Melges 40

When a new high-performance boat comes on the market, the pressure is on to meet the expectations of everyone involved in the project: the designer, builder, class promoters, industry providers,… Read More

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