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3Di RACE Report Putting 3Di RACE to work on an 18’ Skiff Sydney Harbor’s 18’ skiffs are legendary for their all-out speed and micro-technical gear changes. Dave O’Conner, a member of the Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team, describes sailing these boats as “a wild craft… like riding a bucking bronco.” We caught up with Dave right… Read More
The Science Behind Your Sail Trim Part 1: Induced Drag and Mainsail Leeches By Tom Whidden One of the goals for our book, The Art and Science of Sails, is to connect the theoretical with the practical. An understanding of the physics of aerodynamics will help us better trim and set our sails. To illustrate… Read More
North Technology Group CEO, Tom Whidden, celebrates 30 years with North Sails February 1, 2017, saw Tom Whidden celebrate 30 years with North Sails. On this occasion, we asked the celebrated sailor to recall his years spent with North and reflect, in his own words, on the changes the company has experienced since 1987. Founder… Read More
Powered by a North Sails NPL TOUR paneled mainsail, the young Frenchman Louis Burton completes his first solo non-stop circumnavigation Finishing in the early hours of Thursday morning in Les Sables D’Olonne, Louis Burton finished a comfortable seventh place in his first ever Vendée Globe, with a buffer of more than 2,000 miles on his closest… Read More
Record breaker and legend in the making, Thomas Coville, joined North Sails at their 60th Anniversary Dinner in Lisbon, Portugal last week. Thomas was a surprise guest of honor for the 200+ in attendance during North Sails first-ever global sales meeting. On Christmas Day, Thomas cemented his name in sailing’s history books by breaking the… Read More
Inaugural Excellence in Leadership Awards presented at North Sails “Meet in the Middle” Global Meeting North Sails celebrates 60 Years in Business Founded by Lowell North in 1957, North Sails is the leader in sailmaking technology and innovation. In celebrating our rich history, the brand’s inaugural Excellence in Leadership Awards were presented at the North Sails… Read More
IDEC SPORT Wins Jules Verne Trophy for Fastest Circumnavigation on Record Another entry in the sailing logbook. On Thursday, January 26 at 0749hrs Francis Joyon’s team on IDEC SPORT completed their east-about circumnavigation of the globe, finishing in 40 days and 23 hours. This groundbreaking elapsed time is four days under the Jules Verne Record… Read More
Celebrated solo sailors Jean-Pierre Dick, Jean Le Cam and Yann Eliés close in on Les Sab with a mere 80 miles between them. On Wednesday morning, January 25th Jean-Pierre Dick led a pack of three toward the Vendée Globe finish line off Les Sables d’Olonne. His foil-clad IMOCA 60 StMichel-Virbac was first to reach the… Read More
Last week 99 boats invaded the city of Key West, USA to kick off a new year of sailing. Competitors reported tough competition in each division at Quantum Key West Race Week, and ideal conditions for matching up against top-of-the-line sailors in each fleet. The constant drive for boat speed provided individual successes for many… Read More
Jeremie Beyou completes Vendée Globe podium on North-Powered Maitre Coq French skipper Jérémie Beyou finished the Vendée Globe today on his IMOCA Maitre COQ, at 7:40 pm local time after 79 days at sea. Beyou has participated in this iconic singlehanded around-the-world race twice before, in 2008 and 2012, and on his third participation he… Read More
Armel Le Cléac’h reaches Nouch Sud, makes Vendée Globe history under North 3Di sails In likely the most breathtaking finish of the Vendée Globe singlehanded around-the-world race, Armel Le Cléac’h and his IMOCA Banque Populaire VIII finished just hours ahead of his fierce competitor, Alex Thomson on Hugo Boss. After 74 days at sea, both… Read More
Neptune Grants Prime Conditions for 2016 Sydney – Hobart North Sails clients reap the benefits of fastest Rolex Sydney – Hobart Yacht Race on record The 2016 Sydney To Hobart was raced in an amazing weather pattern that allowed 3 boats to break the course record set by Wild Oats in 2012 (18 hours and… Read More
On January 3rd 2017, the North Sails Australia licensed operation was purchased by North Technology Group. In line with the ethos of North Sails Group, the purchase of the renowned Sydney loft will enhance the customer experience. It will ensure that whilst benefitting from the shared technology, greater efficiencies and wealth of knowledge from within the Group,… Read More
Mental state has a lot to do with performance. Races have unexpected twists that lead to situations you weren’t expecting, and maintaining a positive mind state can be tough when days on the water are long. Getting plenty of rest, staying hydrated, and staying organized are all key components to a fun, successful regatta. When tensions are high and competition is… Read More
With a long week ahead in Key West, North Sails will be on site and at your service to keep you having fun on (and off ) the water! Our goal is to provide expert repairs and maintenance in a timely manner. Your sails are a major investment, and we’re committed to helping you maximize… Read More