How To Guides

We’re here to help. North Sails has a wealth of information that we want to share with you. Whether it is tips on getting around the racecourse, trimming your sails or cruising techniques – we aim to document our knowledge to help improve your sailing. Use our How To section to search for content and read about topics of interest to you.

new optimist sail

Power your new North Sails Optimist V-Series mainsail for speed following the recommendations on this quick tuning guide. Sail Ties Top 2 mm Middle 2 mm Bottom 2 mm *… Read More

The North 470 mainsail comes standard with a black flex plastic rope for the bolt rope (luffrope). Due to its great flexibility, the cunningham works efficiently to make the sail… Read More

After countless hours of sailing, testing, and competing in the J/70 fleet, our experts have updated the North Sails Tuning Guide. This guide is your go-to for recommendations and tips… Read More

helix furling gennaker sail

Antiguamente existían dos opciones para llegar a destino a tiempo para el aperitivo: encender el motor o entrar a buscar un voluminoso spinnaker y subirlo a cubierta. A no ser… Read More

In this webinar, North Sails experts Zeke Horowitz and Brian Hayes explain and demonstrate basic rules according to the US Sailing «Racing Rules of Sailing». Using a whiteboard, Zeke re-creates… Read More

  A recap of our informative webinar with T-10 class experts Nick Turney, Perry Lewis and sail designer Mike Marshall. Allan Terhune moderates as we discuss the updates to the new… Read More

Sailing dinghies are all unique. It is always fun to go from one one-design class to another and check out what makes them different, what controls they have, and in… Read More

The North Sails T-10 team is excited to release a brand new Tuning Guide for 2021. The T-10 can be a simple boat to sail, however it can be rather… Read More

When you think about it, your Optimist sail has a really big job to do; it has to have a great shape in really light wind, when most sailors wish… Read More

Pros at the top of the fleet share how the North 9DSX Moth sail takes them through the range of conditions and their personal tuning tips.   Shop Moth Sails

North Sails Viper 640 experts, led by reigning World Champion Jackson Benvenutti and former World Champion Zeke Horowitz with help from Annapolis NOOD Champion Austin Powers, have been hard at… Read More

Doublehanded sailing has gained momentum globally, as the gateway to getting back out on the water while remaining socially distant. It is also the latest event added to Paris 2024,… Read More

Owner and co-skipper, Catherine Pourre and co-skipper Pietro Luciani are the winning duo onboard Class40 Eärendil. Together, the pair are the reigning Class40 World Champions, have twice won the RORC… Read More

Our experts have created a variety of articles to help you gain confidence in your next getaway. Topics include battens, weather, safety, durability of cruising sails, and more. Whether you… Read More

R: 3Di OCEAN es la línea de velas 3Di más reciente de North Sails, diseñada y fabricada exclusivamente para la navegación de crucero. R: 3Di OCEAN es para ti si… Read More