Tag: North Sails

  • North Sails introduces J0 gennaker for Volvo Ocean Race

    North Sails introduces J0 gennaker for Volvo Ocean Race

    North Sails has been the exclusive official supplier to the Volvo Ocean Race since the debut of the VO65 one design fleet in the 2014-15 edition. Now, after analyzing extensive race data,further modeling  and listening to feedback from Volvo Ocean Race sailors, North has created a new 171m² gennaker to fill an apparent gap between […]

  • North Sails offers 3Di RACE as standard inventory for the Melges 20

    North Sails offers 3Di RACE as standard inventory for the Melges 20

    North Sails is proud to introduce 3Di technology to the Melges 20 class. North Sails 3Di has received unrivaled success in Grand Prix inshore, offshore, and superyacht markets; adapting 3Di to one design classes like the Melges 20 is proof of North’s commitment to providing all sailors with advanced sails. “For the Melges 20 we […]

  • VIDEO: the new Class 40, Hydra landing in the UK

    VIDEO: the new Class 40, Hydra landing in the UK

    Owen Clarke Design’s latest Class 40, Hydra, will be unloading in Southampton from South Africa early next month. She will be based in Hamble for a time undertaking measurement and sail development trials with North Sails, before heading north to her new home in Norway. Boat number two is under construction in Cape Town and […]

  • A new addition to the North Sails inventory for the Volvo Ocean 65 racing machines

    A new addition to the North Sails inventory for the Volvo Ocean 65 racing machines

    North Sails have powered eight of nine Volvo Ocean Race winners since 1989-90, with Steinlager 2 – here are 9 things you should know about the bespoke sails designed and manufactured by North Sails for the Volvo Ocean Race. Here’s everything you need to know about North Sails’ sails. 1 ) They’re not paneled, they’re composites Instead […]

  • North Sails launches 3Di NORDAC

    North Sails launches 3Di NORDAC

    North Sails, the worldwide leader in sailmaking technology is pleased to announce a revolution in Dacron sailmaking.  For thousands of years, sailcloth has been made by the ancient process of weaving fibers into a finished material. For over 60 years, Woven Polyester (Dacron) has proven to be the fiber of choice for cruising sailcloth – […]