North Sails Classic
team manufactures traditional sails of any kind applying 50 years of sailmaking experience employing the ultimate knowledge as well traditional methods and workmanship. North Sails Classic
have taken modern fabrics and, assisted by computer aided design, blended the two with yesterday's traditional finishing systems, creating sails to compliment the finest classics afloat today.
We build sails for any rig, whether bermudian or gaff, sloop, schooner or ketch… By using the tightest woven dacrons, the fabric, is then cut to produce the narrow panel style. In keeping with the age of each yacht, the sails are then crafted into vertical, crosscut, mitrecut or scotch cut configurations by computer controlled cutters.
North Sails has become the world leader in sailmaking through an
ongoing commitment to making sails faster, lighter and longer lasting.
Racing is our passion. We race to help our clients win, but we also
race to learn. We have taking part in many classic boats racing
circuits and although sailing style differs from modern vessels, the
aims are still good speed, performance and durability.
Our classic team
knows exactly what it takes to get a successful classic racing project.
After assembly to the world's highest standards, each sail is then
finished by a craftsman sailmaker, whose training and experience allows
for the creation of traditional handwork such as:
|» Multi ring corners with full seizing
» Tapered rat tail hand roping
» Ornate leather work
» Leech cord plaited ends
» Traditional corner patches, finger style
» Hand sewn bronze rings and hanks
» Off-White Dacron
» Light Cream Dacron