NORTH RESULTS
2014

OCR Miami 1
Sail Auckland
1
US Mid Winters
1
Princess Sofia
1
Hyeres
1*,2
Europeans
1,2*,3
Delta Lloyd
1,2*,3
Junior Worlds
1
French Champs
2
Swedish Masters
1,2,3
Worlds
1,2,3
Swiss Nationals
1

2013

Kiel Week 1
Garda Trentino Olympic Week
1
SOF, Hyeres
1,2,3
Princess Sofia
1,2,3
ISAF World Cup Miami
1,2,3*
Semaine Int'l de Cannes 1,2
Brazilian Sailing Week 1,3
Hemelvaart Wedstrijden 1,2,3
Silver Cup 1*,2,3
French Champs 2 & 1 Youth
Europeans 1,2,3
Sneek Week 1
Gold Cup 2
French Olympic Week 1
GPA Maubuisson 1
Palamos Christmas Race 1,3

2012

Boerenkool Cup 1
Olympics
1,2
Silver Cup
1,2,3
OCR Miami
1,2,3
Euros 2,3
Euros Juniors 1,2,3
Princess Sofia 1,2,3
SOF, Hyeres 1,2,3
UK Nationals 1,2
Gold Cup 1,2,3
Sail for Gold 1,2,3
French Nationals 2

2011

Perth Worlds 1,2,3
International Race, Cannes
1,2
OCR Miami 1,2,3
Princess Sofia 1,2
SOF 1,2
Sail for Gold 1,2,3
Weymouth Test 1,3
Italian Masters 1
International Race, Cannes1,2

2010

Gold Cup 1,2,3 
Finn Europeans 1,2
OCR Miami 1,2,3
SOF Hyeres 1,3
Kiel Week 1
Sail for Gold 1,3
Sail Melbourne 1,2,3



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Finn


The below models are our recommendations. All our designs are available in any cloth to suit your requirements and any older models not listed are still available upon request. We continue to work with the World's top Finn sailors developing our product to provide the ultimate range of Finn sails on the market. 

Mainsail (RI-0) New for 2014

Light 0-14 Knots

The RI-0 Mainsail is a New light wind mainsail for all sailors, we have rounded up the entry and exit angles compared to the former MB-1 mainsail which offers a wider steering groove and is much more forgiving on the mainsheet tension through the lighter spots. A superlight version with 0.5 Mil film sails is now available on request.

Mainsail standard features:

  • Built from 0.75mil technora
  • Class insignia
  • Sail numbers
  • Vision windows
  • Epoxy Battens / Elastic pockets
  • Cuban fibre patches
  • Leech tell tales
  • Trim tale tales
  • Leech line
  • Long roll bag
  • ISAF in house measurement
  • Class royalty label


Optional features:

  • Built from 0.5 Mil Technora
  • Long rolled shipping (for stick on battens - £60 - €72)
  • Carbon Battens (Plus £120 - €144)
  • Carbon Headboard (Plus £156 - €187)
For prices and more information contact our Finn Experts or your






Mainsail (HB-1) New for 2014

Medium / Heavy 10+ Knots (96KG Above)

The HB-1 Mainsail is a further development of the Gold medal winning MB-1, the sail has more luff curve making a much more all round user friendly sail for the heavier sailor. A heavier version using 1.0 & 1.5 Mil fill is available upon request for strong winds or simply greater longevity.

Mainsail standard features:

  • Built from 0.75 & 1.0 Mil Technora
  • Class insignia
  • Sail numbers
  • Vision windows
  • Epoxy Battens / Elastic pockets
  • Cuban fibre patches
  • Leech tell tales
  • Trim tale tales
  • Leech line
  • Long roll bag
  • ISAF in house measurement
  • Class royalty label


Optional features:

  • Built from 1.0 & 1.5 Mil Technora
  • Long rolled shipping (for stick on battens - £60 - €72)
  • Carbon Battens (Plus £120 - €144)
  • Carbon Headboard (Plus £156 - €187)
For prices and more information contact our Finn Experts or your






Mainsail (HB-2) New for 2014

Medium / Heavy 10+ Knots (95KG Below)

The HB-2 Mainsail is a designed ½% flatter than the HB-1, making for an ideal sail for the lighter sailors in the fleet. A heavier version using 1.0 & 1.5 Mil fill is available upon request for strong winds or simply greater longevity.

Mainsail standard features:

  • Built from 0.75 & 1.0 Mil Technora
  • Class insignia
  • Sail numbers
  • Vision windows
  • Epoxy Battens / Elastic pockets
  • Cuban fibre patches
  • Leech tell tales
  • Trim tale tales
  • Leech line
  • Long roll bag
  • ISAF in house measurement
  • Class royalty label


Optional features:

  • Built from 1.0 & 1.5 Mil Technora
  • Long rolled shipping (for stick on battens - £60 - €72)
  • Carbon Battens (Plus £120 - €144)
  • Carbon Headboard (Plus £156 - €187)
For prices and more information contact our Finn Experts or your






Mast Bend



All North Mainsails can be built to fit all different masts. See here for complete information on how to measure your mast bend.

Introduction

The purpose of this tuning-guide is to give our clients in the Finn class some guidelines on how to get the most out of their North Sails.
 
Follow the guidelines, but always experiment and try finding your own trim. The weight of the crew, the balance of the boat, the stiffness of the mast together with specific local wind and sea conditions all have influence on the fastest and final trim.

Upwind Trim

When sailing upwind in the Finn it is important to remember that you are paid to hike. If your sails are trimmed perfectly and you are just sitting on the side enjoying the scenery, you will be slow. The Finn is a big heavy boat with lots of sail area and you must use every once of your body weight to keep it moving fast through the water. Weather you droop-leg or straight-leg hike make sure that you are confortable (if that is possible!) and strong and remember that you can always hike harder.

In less than 5 knots, when hiking is not required, concentration and setup are crucial. We find that raking back an inch or two gives the boat more feel and brings the boom closer to parallel. The best way to make this adjustments is to move the mast back one position at the deck and keep the mast step in the same place. In light air the outhaul should be 3" forward of the black band and the inhaul 3" back from the aft edge of the mast. The traveler should be adjusted so that the end of the boom is 6" inboard of the gunnel. Play the mainsheet so that the top telltale stalls 20% of the time.

In near drifter conditions, it is next to impossible to get the top telltales to fly and boomvang is required to flatten out the leech. When doing this pull the outhaul to the black band and bring the traveler near centerline. Put enough vang on so that the top of the sail is flat and the telltales start to fly. You may find that tacking with this much vang on is difficult so you may have to ease it when you tack. It is important to mention that these are only conditions where you will ever put on any boomvang upwind. Boom height and position is all controlled by mainsheet and traveler settings, putting boom vang on upwind in any thing except the lightest of conditions will endanger your life.

As wind velocity increases, your primary concern is leech tension and traveler position. As you slowly tighten your leech by pulling the mainsheet the traveler should be let out until the boom hits the deck and the end of the boom is 2" in from the gunnel (12 knots). The inhaul is tightened before the outhaul and should max out at 12 knots.

In over 6 knots, move your rake back to the standard position of 22'3" and 22'4" over 12 knots. This will give you the proper leech tension when the boom is on the deck. If you are a lighter sailor err on the raked back side and if you want to foot more also err on the raked back side. 

Downwind Sailing

Try to adjust all sail controls before you reach the weather mark so that you can concentrate on surfing that first wave instead of messing with your lines. Release the cunningham, let the inhaul of 6", ease the outhaul 2" and preset the vang. The vang should be set so that the top batten is 2-3° open relative to the boom. Pull the board up as high as you dare when going down wind until the board is flush with the bottom of the hull.

Play the mainsheet directly from the boom (1:1) until it fells like you are going to be pulled out the boat and are not longer effective. At this point switch to 2:1 (sheet deadended at the main ratchet block then through the boom and to your hand), as it more manageable and safer. The Finn likes to be sailed with a little weather heel and low angles, but not to the lee. 

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 Overboom Cover


Bottom Cover



Breathable
Mast Cover


Breathable Boom Bag


Epoxy Batten Set


Carbon 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 for prices and to make your order.

Contact the Finn Experts:
Andre Budzien
+49 (0)151 27555015 Mobile
+49 (0)385 3924378 Work
info@finnsailing.de
Christoph Burger
+41 (0)79 277 75 13 Mobile
chris@ch.northsails.com
Rodney Cobb
Suntouched Sailboats
+44 (0) 7734251033 Mobile
+44 (0) 20 8133 0104 Work
info@suntouched.co.uk
Charlie Cumbley
+44 (1329) 443430 Work
charlie@od.northsails.com
Luca Devoti
Dinghy Academy
+34 674 015 205 Mobile
info@dinghyacademy.com
Paul Hobson
+44(1329) 443430 Work
paul@od.northsails.com
Roman Teply
Devoti Sailing
+420 546210285 Work
info@devotisailing.cz
Jan Van der Horst
Hit Masts Holland
+31 321316292 Work
hitmasts@gmail.com
Christof Wilke
Yachtwerft Ch. Wilke
+41 33 847 17 70 Work
info@wilke.ch
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