Dinner offshore usually means whatever freeze-dried flavor is the most palatable, because minimizing both weight and space is a top priority for teams that want to win long-distance races. But… Read More

The 75th Thistle National Championship took place at the Cleveland Yachting Club this past week, placing many North Sails Thistle Class enthusiasts on the #NSVictoryList. With 96 boats competing, the… Read More

After an ankle injury that required a few weeks onshore to recover, French Brittany-based skipper Yves Le Blevec is eager to get back on the helm of his trimaran Actual… Read More

Sodebo Ultim 3, a latest-generation boat skippered by Thomas Coville, will line up at the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race against the other Ultimes. The sailing team includes Thomas… Read More

The winner of the previous Rolex Fastnet Race, the Maxi Edmond de Rothchild is back to defend her title. In 2019, the trimaran led by Gitana Team beat François Gabart’s… Read More

Three incredible speed machines are making their final preparations before the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race this Sunday;  Rambler 88, the new ClubSwan 125 Skorpios, and the MOD70 Argo…. Read More

Here at North Sails, we’ve been avidly following the Tokyo2020 Olympics as all the sailors put on an incredible display in the waters off Enoshima, Japan. Five of our 8… Read More

The Rolex Fastnet Race is widely considered one of the most challenging offshore races by Corinthian and professional sailors alike. Local sailors learn about it at an early age and… Read More

Sailing is a multi-faceted sport, but nothing matches the salt-sprayed challenge of racing offshore for days on end. Sailors willing to test their own limits (mentally and physically) often compete… Read More

I’ve been fortunate to serve hundreds of cruising multihull sailors in the past 20 years, often with downwind sails designed to eliminate the terrible feeling of performance loss when these… Read More

41 boats raced the 51st Transpac, and at first glance, especially for the Grand Prix boats, it was a pretty straightforward boatspeed race down the great circle rhumb line. Digging… Read More

As athletes get ready for a much-anticipated Olympics, it’s even harder than usual to guess who will be stepping onto the podium this time around. The only prediction we feel… Read More