It began approximately two years ago when teacher and program initiator, Jon Holt, began taking groups of 24 students at a time down to Poole Harbour to work toward getting… Read More

A qualified engineer, experienced sailmaker and sail designer, Quentin Ponroy is also a very good sailor. In 2014 he won the J/80 Europeans (tactician) and the Tour de France à… Read More

To foil, or not to foil? That’s a constant question for the GC32, the newly selected platform for the Extreme Sailing Series. And since the answer depends on conditions, it… Read More

As a sail designer for North Sails in Geneva and co-skipper of team Alinghi, Arnaud Psarofaghis maintains an envious balance of work and play. With the Extreme Sailing Series kicking… Read More

This past Key West Race week I sailed with the newest Farr 280 owner Chris Pesch on Swordfish. The Farr 280 is relatively new to the racing circuit and brand… Read More

The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s UK domestic season fires up with the Easter Challenge, taking place on the Solent over the Bank Holiday weekend of 25-27th March. For many crews,… Read More

March 2, 2016

North Crew: Burns Fallow

You’ve been with North Sails for more than 25 years. What has kept you there for so long? There’s never been a dull day at North Sails. If you’d been… Read More

In an exciting development for the future of One Design multihull sails, Glenn Ashby, world class sailor and multiple multihull world champion, has teamed up with North Sails to develop… Read More

February 26, 2016

Caribbean 600: Top 10 Sweep

The team on Teasing Machine began their 2016 season the same way they ended 2015: as class winners. After taking IRC 3 in the Sydney-Hobart Race, they loaded the 43… Read More

Fifteen years after the first J/109 was launched, the class is experiencing a resurgence as second- and even third-generation owners buy up used boats. The 2015 North Americans (run as… Read More

The Volvo Ocean Race announced today that North Sails is the exclusive sail supplier for the 2017-18 edition. One of the ocean’s toughest races, the VOR draws the world’s most… Read More

February 10, 2016

When Are Wrinkles Fast?

When you look at your sail on the water, your eyes are usually drawn to any imperfections. Sometimes these are in the sail’s shape, but other times there are wrinkles… Read More