North Sails: News Details


New XOD Range for 2013

Richie Bell

This year at North Sails we have been developing our XOD sail range and we are pleased to say that it has been a great success!

With the new jib we started with the aim of making our Cowes Week winning jib easier to use and with a little more power for those choppy Solent days. After some early development a number of teams were happy to test the jib during Cowes Week 2012. The anecdotal feedback was excellent and the results backed that up with boats using the new WM-3 Jib finishing 1st, 3rd and 4th.

The mainsail program was designed to develop an all-round main that fitted as many of the fleets masts as possible, making sail choice simpler. A development version of the ‘Medium’ mainsail won regattas at Yarmouth and Hamble earlier this year. For those masts that are either very stiff or very soft the old favourites will still be available, but for the majority of the XOD fleet the sail choice is clear, the new North MXM-5 Mainsail.

You can find full details of our XOD sail range on the dedicated XOD class page. Or for further information or to make your sail order please contact us or your local North Dealer.