How North Sails develop winning sail designs?
Learn more about how are developed winning designs of sails, that will bring you speed, easy trim and tune and more winning finishes. The One Design team at North Sails are driven by our commitment to find solutions for our customers and to always find more speed and boat performance. This is why the new […]Read More
Why is headstay sag fast upwind in light air?
How Headstay Sag Affects Everything From Speed To Point? Many sailboat classes limit the number of jibs that a boat may carry, and some classes allow only a single jib. These limitations challenge competitors to find ways to maximize power in light air. One of the key methods to power up a sail is to […]Read More
Melges 24 – speed guide (Part II) by Brian Janney
What are the most important ways to tune the Melges 24 rig? Tuning the rig is described in detail in the North Melges 24 Tuning Guide. The key parameters are rake and shroud tension. Because the spreaders are swept aft, as you add tension to shrouds, the mast bends and becomes raked more. Unlike some […]Read More
Melges 24 – Speed Guide (Part I) by Brian Janney
Who sails in the Melges 24 class? In the early 2000s, sailors in the Melges 24 class began to enlist coaches and include professional sailors in their crews, but that trend collapsed and participation dropped way off after 2009. Gradually, the class has been growing again and we are seeing an increasing number of Corinthian […]Read More
How to care for your sails
Top 10 Maintenance Tips: 1. Avoid prolonged flogging of sails. Flogging and leech flutter can degrade a sail’s performance before its time. Minimize motoring into the wind with flapping sails. After hoisting sails, trim promptly and steer a course so the sails fill rather than flog. 2. Adjust your leech line to eliminate leech flutter […]Read More
3Di NORDAC – Frequelntly Asked Questions
1.How is 3Di Nordac different than my old cross-cut dacron sails? 3Di Nordac uses the same trusted materials combined with advanced and fully proven manufacturing. 3Di Nordac is durable like woven dacron but has far better shape and shape longevity. The basic differences are spread filaments instead of woven fibers, and a seamless molded sail […]Read More
3Di NORDAC – Evolution to Revolution
THE DACRON CRUISING SAIL REINVENTED 3Di NORDAC transforms polyester fiber into seamless, one-piece sails that are uniquely strong, beautiful, and long-lasting. North Sails is excited to introduce this revolutionary sail technology for small to medium sized cruising boats. MATERIAL REVOLUTION For over 60 years, woven polyester sailcloth has been the default choice for cruising sails […]Read More
“Varna Channel Cup” is the only one sailing race in Bulgaria, which includes “Canal – Lake”
Between 31st of May and 3rd of June 2019 the unique sailing regatta “Varna Channel Cup” takes place with its fifth anniversary. Traditionally the regatta is being held in Varna, the Bulgarian Sea Capital. With every year the international regatta “Varna Channel Cup” gathers more popularity and more crews are participating in the race to […]Read More