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REACHING HIGHSPEED PERFORMANCE

Stronger, firmer reaching sails for point to point performance.

Modern asymmetric reaching sails require low stretch, light weight and highly durable materials. North Downwind Laminates are a purpose built range of sail materials to meet these requirements, produced on the North Cloth laminator using the eXact x-ply insert process.

Our Xi downwind styles are offered in multiple constructions to optimally address the wide range of conditions encountered by reaching sails – for inshore, offshore, monohull, multihull, racing or cruising.


  • Custom designed sails for Maximum VMC
  • Purpose built materials optimized for strength, weight and durability
  • Furling capable for internal torsion cable applications
  • Engineered for widest possible wind range
RAW Sample Material Diagram
Recommended Use
  • Xi Code – Aramid warp Insert and eXact scrim and light polyester film outer plies
  • Xi Code T – Aramid warp Insert and eXact scrim, light polyester film outer ply and single light taffeta outer ply
  • Xi Race – Aramid warp Insert and eXact scrim and polyester film outer plies
  • Xi Race T – Aramid warp Insert and eXact scrim and polyester film outer ply and single taffeta outer ply
  • Cuben Fiber – Ultra PE spread filament composite panels
  • NorLam TF – Polyester Film/Taffeta
Available Colors
  • grey
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