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

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

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

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

R : Le 3Di OCEAN est la toute dernière gamme de voiles 3Di de North Sails conçue et fabriquée exclusivement pour la croisière. R : Si vous recherchez un produit… Read More

Le lancement du printemps peut être retardé, mais quand il arrivera, vous ne voudrez pas manquer une seule seconde de votre saison de voile 2020. Nous sommes particulièrement impatients de… Read More

Breeze on! The 2020 Thistle Midwinters East was sailed in overpowered conditions for the entire weekend. It was a lot of fun! Going fast was about hiking hard, steering for… Read More

Il existe de nombreuses façons de prolonger la durée de vie de vos voiles. Voici quelques conseils pratiques d’entretien et de soins de vos voiles, qui peuvent faire partie de… Read More

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Thinking about battens? Preparing for a new season is something that is on everyone’s mind. Whether you’re staging your boat to launch or planning an extended cruise, it’s important to… Read More

Day after day, mile after mile, distance racing reminds us of that never-ending feeling of being stuck in one place for extended periods of time. Hear more from Casey Smith… Read More