North Sails

The Choice of America's Cup, Racing Pros and Leisure Sailors

What do the winners of the 2018 Viper 640 SWS, Price Phillips Cup, Dragon World Championships, Rolex Sydney Hobart, and Bacardi Winter Series J70 and Melges have in common? They all won powered by North Sails.

As the oldest North Sails dealer ,on the West coast (42 years), we are certainly proud to represent their line of sails. We have the skill and knowledge to help you select the right sails for you needs. With our long history of sailing, you can be assured the crew at Chandlery Yacht Sales will be there for you whether you are a technical racer or leisure sailor.


North Sails – History & Overview

North Sails has the kind of history sailing professional revere. Founded in 1957 by Olympic champion Lowell North, the company holds well-deserved respect when it comes to sail design and innovations.  It is no wonder their sails are the preferred choice of America’s Cup skippers as well as top pros, day sailors and manufacturers across the world.

Under the watchful eye of internationally renown yachtsman, Ken Read, North Sails is leading the race when it come to innovation, design and a simply great product.

North Sails – Cruising Sails


High-quality equipment helps create a wonderful cruising experience, which is why more cruising sailors rely on North Sails than on any other sailmaker in the world. With North Sails, your boat will sail with less heel, less helm, and less leeway, making the sailing faster and more fun for you and your crew.

Every North cruising sail is custom-designed for your boat and sailing style. Well-engineered sails from refined materials mean better furling and flaking, smoother tacking and jibing, and more efficient sail handling and storage. A properly designed cruising sail will provide the widest possible steering and trimming range, allowing you to cruise with confidence. Whether you are leaving the land behind or simply sharing leisure time with friends and family, North cruising sails can take you where you want to go.

My dad had North Sails back in 1977 and I can see why you are still in business today. Your North Sails representative was professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. Thank you for your knowledgeable staff and great product. I picked up an extra two knots this weekend as a result of my new jib.

Alan H. Rudolph

Longtime Sailor

Racing Sails

At North Sails, winning sailboat races is built into our DNA. Our hard-won expertise from more than 60 years of success is why North sails power more race wins than any other sailmaker.

Innovation and the science of sailmaking drive North Sails. The result is faster sails that deliver superior performance to North customers around the world. With the most talented people, superior products, cutting-edge technology and a willingness to invest in the future, North Sails is the market leader for race sails.

Advances in sail materials mean you no longer have to sacrifice durability for speed, but with so many options choosing the right racing sail can be challenging. North racing sails are stronger, lighter, smoother, lower stretch, and therefore faster. Our experts will help you understand the performance requirements of your boat, which will help us develop an inventory optimized for your boat, rig type, rating rule, and local conditions.

Whether you strive to improve your Wednesday night race results or win a world championship, North Sails can help you take your results to the next level.

3Di sails are noticeably better. Last summer we won almost every ocean race we entered and had our competitors scratching their heads.

The sails held up well and we expect to strike fear in our competitors’ hearts again next year!

An exceptional product!

Dan Dagit

J-28 Racer

The 3Di Advantage

North Sails seriously leads the industry in design, innovation and manufacturing skills. Their 3Di line of sails is just one example. So what is 3Di? Let’s let the gang at North Sails tell you about it.

3Di™ is a unique, patented sailmaking technology that produces the world’s fastest and most durable sails. 3Di sails mirror the balanced load bearing and shape holding of a rigid airfoil wing. They are composed of ultra-thin unidirectional spread filament tapes, pre-impregnated with thermoset adhesive, arranged in a complex multiple-axis array, and three-dimensionally molded into a one-piece, flexible composite membrane.

We, like so many around the world, have switched to North Sail’s 3Di sails. They are definitely different; Lighter, more durable, even sexy.  But to be honest, we love the additional speed. Call us and we’ll be happy to go into more detail. 18056987060.

If you’d like to read more about the North Sails line of 3Di Sails, visit their website. We know you will be both impressed and amazed at how far ahead they really are. 

Tremendous durability was the thing that got me.

3Di is great for those of us with older boats. The boat has never gone faster upwind and points higher at the same time.

It has brought life back in my old boat.

Peter Kirkwood

C&C 38 MKi

Let’s Watch Some North Sails Videos

North Sails President Ken Read Takes You Inside The NS Plant

A Look at Sail Design from North Sails

A Few Words From Kenny at Chandlery Yacht Sales

best yacht brokerage caIf you know me, you also know I love sailing, racing and tweaking my own boats. I switched to the NS 3Di sails and am impressed. If you are thinking about new sails or just have questions, let’s talk about what’s right for you. 

Kenny Kieding & Crew
Chandlery Yacht Sales
Santa Barbara, CA 

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