North Sails: View from the top

North Sails

North Sails’ director of design and engineering JB Braun explains an innovative engineering solution that brings top-down furling to Load Sharing Sails. ‘Continually pushing the leading edge forward, North Sails has collaborated with Future Fibres to engineer the next refinement to Helix sails – a cord that allows all the performance

North sails: (Using) the right tools for the job

North Sails

After three decades of development and investment, the North Design Suite is able to produce reliably fast sails, that keep their shape, leading the way in modern sailmaking tools. The legendary figures in the history of sailmaking made their reputations by having a keen eye for recognising what they knew from

Obituary: North Sails founder Lowell North

Obituary: North Sails founder Lowell North

Tributes are pouring in from the professional sailing community around the world following the death last weekend of legendary American sailor and sailmaker Lowell North – founder of the North Sails global sail making business. North died at his home in Point Loma, California on Saturday night, reportedly after suffering a

North Sails: Torque talk…

North Sails: Torque talk

There are few areas of raceboat technology harder to keep secret than the latest sail designs and engineering solutions. One of the hottest and most publicly visible areas of development right now is perfecting a cable-free headsail that not only goes fast, but that also lasts. There has been a significant

Stars & Stripes Team USA reveal America’s Cup boat builder

Stars & Stripes Team USA reveal America's Cup boat builder

LONG BEACH, CA – January 17, 2018 – Stars & Stripes Team USA, American flagged Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, today released additional details outlining their boat build and design process. This information comes less than one month after the team revealed, as part of their entry announcement, that construction