Cruising Mainsail

North Cruising Mains are made to last. Our cruising mainsails keep things simple with one or two full-length top battens and standard length lower battens. This straightforward approach offers a basic, low maintenance and easy to use sail. Standard cruising mains include all of the key features and optional extras that you would expect from the high quality North cruising product line.

Cruising Mainsail Pack included:

  • Moderate Roach Profile
  • 1 or 2 Full Length Top Battens
  • RBS E-Glass Tapered Battens*
  • Velcro Stuff Batten Closure
  • 1 or more Reef Points
  • Cruising Headboard
  • Simple Luff Slides
  • Cunningham
  • Adjustable Leech and Foot Cords
  • Loose Foot with Integral Foot Shelf
  • Exclusive Teardrop Corner Reinforcements
  • Stainless Steel Rings
  • Nylon Twist (Leech) Telltales
  • Yarn Flow (Horizontal) Telltales
  • Drawstring Sail Bag

North Sails Optional:

  • Custom Luff Car Systems
  • Foot Rope or Foot Slides
  • Overhead Leech Cord
  • Spreader Tip Patches

Cruising Mainsail

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