NORTH RESULTS

2016

3rd Cascais Winter Series 1,3
Cannes Grand Prix 2,3*
5th Cascais Winter Series 2
5th Cascais Winter Series Corinthian 1
XXI H.M. King Juan Carlos Trophy 2,5,6*,7,9
XXI H.M. King Juan Carlos Trophy Corinthian 1,2



2015

World Championship 2*
Gold Cup 1*.2*
Europeans 2*
Australian Champ 1,3
Belgian Champ 2,3
Cannes Dragon G.P 3,
Regates Royales 1,2
Drag’s Cup 1,2
Dutch Nationals1,2,3
Danish Nationals1,2,3
Derby Dragon, Open de France 2,3
Edingburgh Cup 1,2,3
Finish Nationals 1
Grand Prix Guyader 1
Hong Kong Nationals 1,2
H.M.Juan Carlos Cup 1,3*
Irish Nationals 1,2,3,
Italian Dragon Cup 3
Norwegian Nationals 1,3
Português Nationals 3
Schweizer Meisterschaft 1,2*
Swedish Nationals 2*,3
Cascais Winter Series #4 1*,2,3
Cascais Winter Series #5 2*,3*,4
Classic Noirmoutier 1,2,3
Voile De Bretagne 1,3
UK Southerns 1,2,3
Trophee Arma 1,2,3
Cannes Int'l 1


2014

Hong Kong Champs 1,2,3
Prince Phillip Cup 1
Int'l Ski Voile 1
Cannes Regatta 1,3
King Juan Carlos 2,4
Pyramide Cup 2,3
Bretagne- Stef Cup 1,2,3*
Nordic Champs 1,2,3
Dutch Open Champs 1,2,3
Vasco de Gama 3
Dragon Derby 1,3
Edinburgh Cup 1,2,3
Cowes Week 1
Swedish Nationals 1,2,3
Belgian Nationals 1
Norwegian Nationals 1,2
French Nationals 1,2,3
Gold Cup 2
Irish Nationals 1
Int'l Week St Tropez 1*,2,3
Drag' Cup Cazaux 1,2,3
Int'l Cup Cannes 2
Cascais Winter Series #2 1,3

2013

German Grand Prix 1
Irish E. Coast Champs
1,2,3
Dragon Derby
1*,2
Enkhuizen Grand Prix 1,2
Europeans
3
French Nationals
1,2,3
Primo Cup
1
#5 Dragon Winter Series 2,3*
Grand Prix Marinepool, Cannes 1,2
Douarnenez 1,2
Edinburgh Cup 1,2,3
Irish Champs 1*,2,3*
Irish South Coast Champs 1*,2,3*
Dutch Open Champs 1,2,3
Worlds 1
German Champs 1*
Int'l St Tropez 1,3
Hans Detmar Wagner Cup 1,2,3
Cazaux Cup 1,2

2012

Hong Kong Champs 1,2,3
Cup de Cazaux
1,2,3
St Tropez
1,2*,3*
Portuguese Champs
1
Cowes Week
1
Voile de Légende
1,2,3
Noirmoutier Cup
1,2,3
UK Northerns
1,2,3
Edinburgh Cup
2,3
Dutch Season Opener
1,2
Grand Prix CMB 1,3
Grand Prix Guyader 1,3
Deauville Week 1,2,3*
Derby, La Baule 1,2*,3
French Open Douarnenz 1,2,3
Volvo Grand Prix, Crouesty 1,2
Gold Cup 2,3
Cannes Winter Regatta 1,2,3
Cascais Winter Event 3 1

2011

Pyramide Cup 1,2
Noirmoutier Cup 1,3
Worlds 1,3 
Prince Phillip Cup 1
Int'l Week, Cannes 1,2,3
Grand Prix Guyader 2,3
Dragon Derby 1,2,3
Open Dragon du Morbihan 1,2,3
Irish South Coats Champs 2
Int'l Cannes Royales 1,2
Int'l St Tropez 1,2,3
Cazaux Cup, France 1,2,3
Europeans 1
Gold Cup 2,4,6,8,9,10
Belgium Champs 1,2,3,4
Danish Champs  1,3,4,5,7,9
Swedish Champs 1,2,6,7,8
Norwegian Champs 2,3

2010

Cowes Week 1
Hong Kong Cup 1
Prince Phillip Cup 1
Primo Cup 1
Int'l de France 1,2,3
Dragon Derby 1,2,3
UK South Coast Champs 1
Edinburgh Cup 1,2
Open Race Crouesty 1,3
Legend Classic La Baule 1,2,3
Irish South Coast Champs 1
Cazaux Cup, France 1,2,3

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Mainsail (LM-2)

The LM-2 Mainsail is an all purpose sail for the stiff Petticrows mast. It also makes a fantastic light air mainsail [up to 12 knots TWS] for the soft Petticrow mast as well as the Southern spar and BB mast. Being flatter in the base the LM-2 is particularly well suited to flat water conditions so is a favorite with inland sailors while still having enough power in the middle and top to produce the power needed for sailing in open water. The LM-2 is manufactured from an all new fabric, Contenders 6.33 RSQ. This cloth has been specifically developed with Contender sail cloth with the Dragon mainsail in mind. The radial head allows the sail to twist open in stronger winds. It’s easy to trim characteristics make a fast sail in all conditions.

Mainsail standard features:

  • Class insignia
  • Sail numbers
  • Epoxy battens
  • 2 x Vision windows
  • Spreader window
  • Leech tell tales
  • Leech line
  • Long roll bag
  • Class royalty label
For prices and more information contact our Dragon Experts or your







Mainsail (A-7+)

The A-7+ Mainsail is a further development of our famous A-7 Mainsail. This cross cut sail sail is now manufactured from a slightly firmer fabric, Contenders 6.33 RSQ, than the A7 giving a more stable sail and much improved longevity. It’s easy to trim characteristics make a fast sail in all conditions and it is used to great effect by club sailors right up to world champions.

Mainsail standard features:

  • Class insignia
  • Sail numbers
  • Epoxy battens
  • Vision window
  • Leech telltales
  • Spreader window
  • Leech tell tales
  • Leech line
  • Long roll bag
  • Class royalty label
For prices and more information contact our Dragon Experts or your






Genoa (LG-15)

The LG-15 is the light wind sail of our new genoa range and is manufactured from Contenders RSQ 4.55. North have been working closely with Contender Sailcloth over the past 12 months to develop warp oriented Dacron’s which enables us to build radial Dragon Genoa’s which are extremely smooth and allow the sail to remain straighter in the leech, a concept we have been looking at for some time.The result is more speed for longer! The radial construction spreads corner loads making for a smoother sail whilst offering greater longevity to the sail.

Genoa standard features:

  • Zip luff
  • Vision window
  • Spreader chafe patch
  • Flutter patches
  • Leech tell tales
  • Trim tell tales
  • Leech line
  • Long roll bag
  • Class royalty label
For prices and more information contact our Dragon Experts or your




Genoa (MG-15)

The MG-15 is the medium wind sail of our new genoa range and is manufactured from Contenders RSQ 5.55. North have been working closely with Contender Sailcloth over the past 12 months to develop warp oriented Dacron’s which enables us to build radial Dragon Genoa’s which are extremely smooth and allow the sail to remain straighter in the leech, a concept we have been looking at for some time.The result is more speed for longer! The radial construction spreads corner loads making for a smoother sail whilst offering greater longevity to the sail.

Genoa standard features:

  • Zip luff
  • Vision window
  • Spreader chafe patch
  • Flutter patches
  • Leech tell tales
  • Trim tell tales
  • Leech line
  • Long roll bag
  • Class royalty label
For prices and more information contact our Dragon Experts or your




Genoa (HG-15)

The HG-15 is the heavy wind sail of our new genoa range and is manufactured from Contenders RSQ 6.55. North have been working closely with Contender Sailcloth over the past 12 months to develop warp oriented Dacron’s which enables us to build radial Dragon Genoa’s which are extremely smooth and allow the sail to remain straighter in the leech, a concept we have been looking at for some time.The result is more speed for longer! The radial construction spreads corner loads making for a smoother sail whilst offering greater longevity to the sail.

Genoa standard features:

  • Zip luff
  • Vision window
  • Spreader chafe patch
  • Flutter patches
  • Leech tell tales
  • Trim tell tales
  • Leech line
  • Long roll bag
  • Class royalty label
For prices and more information contact our Dragon Experts or your






Genoa (MJ-8)

2013 World Champion

Wind Range 6-18 knots

This is our all purpose genoa developed in 2009 and a very popular choice for a single headsail programme. This cross cut sail also has rocked panels for better load distribution in the head, clew and tack and is made from Dacron 5.46 Polykote. It is designed for use in wind speeds of 6-18 knots.

Genoa standard features:

  • Zip luff
  • Vision window
  • Spreader chafe patch
  • Flutter patches
  • Leech tell tales
  • Trim tell tales
  • Leech line
  • Long roll bag
  • Class royalty label
For prices and more information contact our Dragon Experts or your






Genoa (MJ-8H)

Wind Range 14-30 knots

This genoa is our medium-heavy headsail, designed to the same flying shape as the MJ-8. The cross cut MJ-8H is made from fabric (Dacron 6.5 Polykote) which stretches less and so keeps it's round entry and very straight aft section, ideal wind range is 14-30 knots.

Genoa standard features:

  • Zip luff
  • Vision window
  • Spreader chafe patch
  • Flutter patches
  • Leech tell tales
  • Trim tell tales
  • Leech line
  • Long roll bag
  • Class royalty label
For prices and more information contact our Dragon Experts or your






Spinnaker (R-5) New

This R-5 is new for 2016, this full radial sail replaces the CD-5 Spinnaker and is a very fast all-round spinnaker. The full radial construction produces a much stronger and more stable sail. This allows the sail to be manufactured from minimum weight Superkote 70 - the lightest material available under the class rules.

Spinnaker standard features:

  • Sail numbers
  • Sail bag
  • Retrieval Patch
  • Class royalty label
  • Stock colours
  • 8% surcharge for custom layouts
For prices and more information contact our Dragon Experts or your






Spinnaker (R-5NP) New

This R-5NP is the design is the same as the R-5 but is built without the retrieval patch to suit the new style of Dragons using spinnaker bags instead of the traditional chute. The sail is also finished with stiffer & slightly larger corner patches as it is not restricted by the access into the chute, this helps support the corner loads even more efficiently. The sail is manufactured from minimum weight Superkote 70 - the lightest material available under the class rules.

Spinnaker standard features:

  • Sail numbers
  • Sail bag
  • Class royalty label
  • Stock colours
  • 8% surcharge for custom layouts
For prices and more information contact our Dragon Experts or your

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Spinnaker (CD-5)

2013 World Champion

This CD-5 was used to win the 2013 Worlds, with the addition of radial clew sections which help the sail go through the wind range better with less distortion, the sail retains its powerful top section.This makes the  bi-radial CD-5 Spinnaker a very fast all-round spinnaker. The sail is manufactured from a combination or Dynakote 75 and Superkote 75.

Spinnaker standard features:

  • Sail numbers
  • Sail bag
  • Retrieval Patch
  • Class royalty label
  • Stock colours
  • 8% surcharge for custom layouts
For prices and more information contact our Dragon Experts or your






Spinnaker (CD-5NP)

This CD-5NP is the design is the same as the CD-5 but is built without the retrieval patch to suit the new style of Dragons using spinnaker bags instead of the traditional chute. The sail is also finished with stiffer & slightly larger corner patches as it is not restricted by the access into the chute, this helps support the corner loads even more efficiently. The sail is manufactured from a combination or Dynakote 75 and Superkote 75.

Spinnaker standard features:

  • Sail numbers
  • Sail bag
  • Class royalty label
  • Stock colours
  • 8% surcharge for custom layouts
For prices and more information contact our Dragon Experts or your
The purpose of this tuning-guide is to give our clients in the Dragon class some guidelines on how to get the most out of their North Sails. The tuning-guide was compiled by Jørgen Schönherr, Poul Richard Høj Jensen and Theis Palm.

Always experiment and try finding your own trim using these guidelines. 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.

Mast Trim

Before stepping the mast in the boat, some very important measurements have to be checked to follow this tuning-guide correctly:
1. Lead the upper shrouds and forestay along the mast, the upper have to be out of the spreader tips. Pull them as hard as you can and put a mark on all three wires at the top at the black band on the mast (it is 80 cm above deck level). These three marks are now used to check if the mast is straight from side to side in the boat, and to check the mast rake.

2. All measurements for the mast position is made from station 4, (you find station 4 between the forestay and the mast) which is marked on both port and starboard side of the hull with a dot. Draw a line in between the points. From the middle of this line to the front end of the mast (without spinnaker pole track) See the distance in the on the water tuning guide below.

3. The mast rake is set by first fixing the forestay on the deck 1,86 cm from the front side of the mast. (This is the max. distance allowed in the class - rules). Then measure the distance from the black mark on the forestay to the deck (along the forestay). See the distance in the on teh water tuning guide below.
 
4. The upper shrouds proper position is located measuring perpendicularly from the line on station 4 to where the shroud enters the deck. See the distance in the on the water tuning guide below. For light crews (220-240 kg) we recommend to leave the shrouds one hole forward.

5. The lower shrouds are placed in the hole just behind the top shrouds (approx. 3 cm), so that they don't hold the mast back when going downwind.

6. The marks on the top shrouds (from step 1) are now used to control if the mast is placed in the middle of the boat. This is done best by measuring the distance from the mark to the deck. This should be the same on both sides. It is very important, that the mast is straight from side to side and not being distorted at deck level.

7. Setting up forestay tension, put the mast in strong wind position (tension 20 on the uppers and 8 on lowers). Next, put the tension gauge on the forestay around the black mark. Pull runners until the gauge reads 30. Make tape on runner exit above deck. Do the same on the other side. Now you are sure both runners have the same tension on the mark set-up. When you ease the runners until the forestay is just tight, the tape mark will be 15 cm above the deck as the uppers are both the same length.

8. The jumpers are adjusted by pulling the permanent backstay. Then look up along the sail track and check that the jumpers are equally tight on both sides. If this is not the case, they should be adjusted till the mast is completely straight.

9. All rig tension measurements we have used a Loose Gauge PT-2M. To get a more precise reading, cut the plastic of the upper shroud about 1.2 m above deck. You find all setting in the chart on the other side.

10. The lower shrouds are tensioned, so that the mast is completely straight in the boat up to 20-22 knots. From here on tighten them till the mast drops 5-10 cm off to leeward where the forestay meets the mast - the exact measurement is dependant on crew weight.

On the water tuning guide.


Good luck on the water!

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