Would you like a North Sails Expert to call you? Just leave us your number and a short message we will direct the inquiry to the right person to help. We promise to call as quickly as possible, but at some times we may be out sailing. Looking for a quote? Please use the request a quote tab above.

Let's Talk
Sending

Find My Expert

Please search by name or location to find your local North Sails Expert.

Search
Generic filters
Filter by Custom Post Type

Find My Loft

Find your local loft below.

Search
Generic filters
Exact matches only
Filter by Custom Post Type

Are you looking for something you can’t find on our web site? Do you need product information or help with a sail? Just send us a message and we will respond promptly.

Request for Info
Sending

Are you ready to buy? Would like to learn more about products and prices? Please fill in the forms below and we will have your local North Sails Expert create a custom sail proposal for you.

Richiedi un Preventivo
Sending
North Sails NEWS

JUST IN TIME FOR BLOCK ISLAND RACE WEEK

J/88 Tuning Guide Updated After Sail Testing Conclusions

The North Sails One Design team would like to share the latest J/88 tuning information with you. After a successful two days of sail testing in a wide range of conditions, we found that a few small changes were helpful to optimize sail shape and increase overall speed. The changes that we made are in the upper range of the rig tune. These changes were made to help stiffen the mast so that more backstay tension can be used to control main depth and increase headstay tension. This increase in  headstay tension is necessary to keep the jib as flat as possible in 15 knots and above. Here is the quick tune chart with the new tighter tensions for the D1s and D2s for the 15 knots and above settings.

Click to download:  J/88 Tuning Guide | J/88 Quick Tuning Chart

Below: Tim Healy recap findings from testing sessions in the J/88. In this video, learn tips on J/88 rig tune, jib in-hauling, and sailing wing-on-wing.