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Restrictions apply see below.
Promotion Restrictions
  • 15% OFF sails ordered with full payment.
  • 10% OFF sails ordered with a 50% deposit and full payment on delivery.
This offer closes on 15th December 2014. Offer valid for orders delivered in Europe only.

The following sails are our current recommended range. Older models not listed below are still available upon request.

Mainsail (SM-3) 2012 UK National Champion!

The SM-3 is our cross cut Dacron mainsail used to win the 2012 UK Nationals. It is built from Dacron 5.46 Polypreg.This is the all round sail and comes with a leech length of 5900mm as standard.

Mainsail standard features:

  • Class insignia
  • Sail numbers
  • Vision window
  • Epoxy battens
  • Leech tell tales
  • Long roll bag
For prices and more information contact our Contender Experts or your

Mainsail (CM-3) 2011 UK National Champion!

The CM-3 is our full radial paneled laminate sail design which has proved successful over the years with a range of crew weights and mast sections most recently winning the 2011 Nationals. It is cut to suit sailors under 80kg for all conditions and all sailors in heavy weather. The CM-3 comes with a leech length of 5900mm which is 100mm shorter than the class standard. It is built from Kevlar ATX 2-mil.

Mainsail standard features:

  • Class insignia
  • Sail numbers
  • Vision window
  • Epoxy battens
  • Leech tell tales
  • Long roll bag
For prices and more information contact our Contender Experts or your

Basic Setup

  • Rake 21ft 2in
  • Spreader length 430mm
  • Spreader Angle 100 -110mm (track to line straight between wires at tip)
  • Prebend 20 - 25mm (with the lowers slack)
  • Lowers Tension until the mast is straight
  • Shroud Tension 26-28 on a Loos gauge

Centreboard Position Upwind

Guide Settings
0 - 8 knotsVertical 
9 - 12 knotsUp 5-8cm (from vertical)
13 -18 knotsUp 10-15cm
19 -25 knotsUp 20-25cm

It is almost impossible to change your mast rake on the water but because the top mast is long and the lower mast is controlled by the lowers, as you pull on the kicker the mast tip moves back in much the same way as it does when you increase mast rake. This creates weather helm so to balance the helm the centreboard angle should be adjusted. This becomes the key to speed through the wind range. The exact positions will vary depending on your weight and height as well as the stiffness of your mast and the seastate, but the principle is that as the wind increases raise the board enough to keep the helm balanced and the boat driving forward as opposed to luffing and stalling in the gusts. If you raise the board too far the boat will feel easy to sail but you will be unable to point. There is always some tolerance when searching for the optimum board angle, so if you want to point high and you are prepared to sacrifice a little speed lower the board a little, if you want to go low and fast raise it.

Good luck on the water!

North Sails boat covers are built to the highest standards and manufactured using top quality materials and hardware. We have looked at each class of boat individually and designed the cover to suit the specific characteristics of the hull, spars, rigging and foils.

Breathable Top Cover


Breathable Overboom Cover


Bottom Cover


Mast Bag


Batten Set

300mm (12") Sail Numbers & Letters


To find out more about the materials used in our cover designs please visit our Technical Information page.

Please contact us or your local North Loft or Agent to make your order.

Contact the Contender Experts:
Tim Rush
+44 7973 512645 Work
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