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North Panel Cloth is our woven polyester product family. We have been making Dacron sails since the fiber was first introduced in the 1950s, and today we control every aspect of the cloth manufacturing process, using our experience to ensure the highest quality products for both cruising and racing applications. Our materials engineering team focuses on developing and producing sailcloth that will enhance your sailing experience, while maximizing the value of your new sail purchase. High-quality weaving and finishing of the perfect combination of yarns for the intended purpose results in excellent performance, as well as exceptional durability.
Radian sailcloth uses a patented process to combine low-stretch radial performance with the durability, soft handling, and mildew resistance of non-laminated woven polyester. Radian delivers lower stretch and higher performance than any other non-laminated polyester sailcloth, providing low-stretch radial performance without films and glues.
- High tenacity Polyester in a patented yarn shape
- Full size warp and fill yarns deliver ultimate UV and chafe resistance
- Melamine impregnated finish protects surface
- Exclusive High Molecular Weight Urethane “Oly” coating for high performance one-design sails
- Closely monitored finishing processes including scouring, resin impregnation, heat setting, calendaring, 100% inspection and grading
NPC COASTAL sails are made from NorDac Fill™, which features high-tenacity Polyester yarn woven in proprietary combinations. NorDac Fill styles have the densest possible fiber content and tightest weave, delivering excellent shape holding and superior resistance to flogging, chafe, and UV damage.
Affordable Durable Performance
- Tightest possible weave allows less resin content
- Melamine impregnation enhances cloth stability
- NorDac Fill High Aspect (HA) styles are especially suited to taller, narrower sails
- NorDac Fill Low Aspect (LA) styles are designed for height/width ratios less than 2.5/1
North Sails offers a wide variety of downwind symmetric and asymmetric sail types made from woven nylon or polyester sailcloth. Cruising and Club Racing sails are made from NorLon (woven resin-impregnated RipStop Nylon) for strength and durability. Higher performance racing sails feature urethane-coated RipStop Nylon and Polyester, for zero porosity and light weight.
Maximum Downwind Performance
- Racing sails sized for rating or class rule optimization
- Cruising sails sized for ease of use and handling
- Wide Range of colors
- Custom Graphics available