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How To Sail Safely Through a Storm

Compared to the quick response and sudden nature of a squall, sailing through a storm in open water is an endurance contest. In addition to big wind, you’ll have to… Read More

Australian Solaris 50 Salt Sets Sail

The newest Australian Solaris 50, Salt, embarked on her maiden journey from Sydney to Melbourne last month. Owner Ian Fankhanel gained first-hand experience of her performance with North Sails Melbourne’s… Read More

How To Hoist and Douse a Gennaker or Spinnaker

Spinnakers provide an enormous performance boost in light to moderate air when sailing downwind—and well they should, considering the trouble they can cause! We’ll take a look here at how… Read More

Cruising Gennaker

A North Cruising Gennaker is a free-flying, asymmetric spinnaker tacked to the bow or sprit and does not require a spinnaker pole, special hardware or rigging. North Gennakers are offered… Read More

Cruising Multihull Q + A

A: Because a multihull does not heel and release the wind load when the pressure hits, multihull sails must be able to handle higher wind loads than monohull sails. This… Read More

‘How To’ Video Series with Bouwe Bekking

We’ve teamed up with our friends at X-Yachts and are excited to release an all-new ‘How To’ video series aimed at every type of cruiser. All seven videos are now… Read More

ARC Preparations & Cruising Sail Selection for Offshore

North Sails cruising experts Jeremy Smart, Bob Meagher, and Ridgely MacKenzie join World Cruising Club’s Andrew Bishop to discuss sail selection for offshore bluewater sailing and ARC Preparations. This webinar… Read More

3 Tips for Fun Family Cruising

It was Memorial Day weekend of 2020 when Tracy and Ezra Smith suddenly realized: their family of four had outgrown the Marshall catboat they’d owned for eight years.  “We did… Read More

Cruising Inventory Recommendations for Light Air

Being prepared for whatever Mother Nature serves up is key to maximizing your cruising adventures. Our cruising experts share their inventory top pick, which sails to consider adding and light… Read More

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