Marzo 13, 2020

Vele da Crociera e Durata

I velisti che amano la crociera chiedono alle loro vele di durare a lungo, ma la durata non è un elemento facilmente quantificabile tra le prestazioni veliche. Prevederla con buona… Read More

North Sails expert Tom Davis takes a close look at spinnaker sailcloth to explain how to use all your senses to answer this question for yourself. Remember when your spinnaker… Read More

Febbraio 26, 2020

J/70 Tips: Heavy Air

  When the breeze increases, a different set of skills are required. We caught up with North Sails expert Allan Terhune, who called tactics on the winning team at the… Read More

For some sailors, “club racing” means a casual jib-and-main evening race aboard a well-stocked cruising boat carrying roller furlers and its anchor and chain in the bow. For others, it… Read More

Biscayne Bay is a great place to sail in March. Whether you’re a newbie to sailing in South Florida or a seasoned veteran, we’ve collected some of our best advice—both… Read More

People with sailboats use them in many ways, but broadly speaking we define them as either cruising or racing. Cruising might be an hour-long daysail, with only one sail hoisted,… Read More

Gennaio 10, 2020

10 Tips for Winning in 2020

Are you looking to improve your racing results this year? To help jumpstart your best sailing season yet, we’ve put together 10 favorite tips from our fast-growing collection of how-to… Read More

Gennaio 7, 2020

Span Squared

When a wing (like a sail or a keel or centerboard) produces lift, an accompanying drag force is generated called induced drag. This is related to pressure that is lost… Read More

Modern sailcloth begins life as industrial fiber and film. Some of these products are well known to sailors by a specific supplier’s brand name; but in many cases the material… Read More

Dicembre 7, 2019

How Sails Work

Sails are wings that use the wind to generate a force to move a boat. The following explanation of how this occurs can help understand how to maximize the performance… Read More

One of the common questions we get at North Sails is “Which jib is “better, the J-2 or the J-6?” The answer is: Both jibs are great, but they fill… Read More

Trying to stay up to date with all the latest testing and sail development in a highly competitive class like the J/70 can be quite daunting. How do I pick… Read More