Innovación

 

SAILMAKING’S TECHNOLOGY LEADER

You can imagine the future or you can be a part of it. Lowell North decided to be a part of it– and lead it. When he started North Sails, Lowell North’s philosophy was simple…get the best people and commit yourself to making the best product. Be clear, creative, methodical, and competitive in spirit. And then surpass your wildest imagination. 

Like No Other

North 3Di is much more than a product range; it is a vast menu of materials with different properties, coupled with a unique manufacturing system that allows the flexibility needed to customize sails to precisely fit the specific requirements of any type of sailing.

The Leading EDge

Helix Structured Luff is a breakthrough sail design philosophy, focused on innovating the structural elements in a sail’s leading edge. Through a data-driven approach to sail design, the North Sails team uses Helix to create versatile sails that carry across a wider range. Exclusive to North Sails, Helix pairs a structured luff with load-sharing sails to radically improve handling and control.

Better By Design

Advanced mathematical modeling and data captured from decades of experience. Progressing with a purpose, our design team constantly pushes for potential at the far edge of fast, driven by analysis and innovation. 

Set the Pace

The North Sails design team is the most talented and sought-after expertise in the industry. With a team of 60-strong, our sail designers are innovators, opinion leads and their collective experience is our competitive advantage

NORTH DESIGN SUITE

You can imagine the future or you can be a part of it. Lowell North decided to be a part of it– and lead it. When he started North Sails, Lowell North’s philosophy was simple…get the best people and commit yourself to making the best product. Be clear, creative, methodical, and competitive in spirit. And then surpass your wildest imagination.

Desman

Desman creates a 3D model of the boat and rig. It’s the starting point of all North design projects. Specifying sail and mast dimensions, rig geometry, attachment points, and trim locations on each boat.

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Spiral

Spiral allows three-dimensional sails to be placed on the Desman model before wind pressure or load are applied. Every dimension of the sail can be precisely adjusted.

Warps

Warps defines the material composition of the sail. For 3Di sails, tape layouts and densities are determined and applied in the same three-dimensional space they will assume when sailing.

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Flow

Flow introduces wind pressure to the sails, created by Spiral and WARPS. Pressure varies across the sail’s surface based on the specific design and the strength and direction of airflow.

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MembraIN

Membrain balances wind pressure, sail shape, and rig forces using data provided to deform the aero package as a unified structure. New data is sent back to Flow for optimization by North designers.

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North VPP

North VPP is a powerful tool that allows aero and hydro data to be effectively integrated, giving sail and yacht designers the ability to analyze an entire sailboat as a unified working system.

A UNIQUE SAILMAKER BUILT ON A CHAMPION SPIRIT

Hard-won expertise from over six decades of success is built into every sail we make. This is why North Sails wins more races and powers more adventures than any other sailmaker. We look forward to working with you on your next new sail.

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