Minded – North Sails patented 3Di technology has transformed Grand Prix, offshore and Superyacht sailing over the last ten years. And with the launch of the new 3Di RACE product, North Sails has developed a product that will add value for sailors who are at the epicenter of racing around the globe. 3Di RACE immediately gives 20-40’ racers and racer-cruisers a chance to improve their results and sail durability with a patented, purpose built, molded composite sail.
North Sails President, Ken Read: “3Di RACE was developed for boats ranging from 20 to 40 feet, tapping into the technology that has powered all of our racing heroes to victory at the highest levels of the sport. RACE takes our celebrated 3Di technology, tested by the most competitive sailing programs in the world, and translates them into an everyday race solution. Proven performance, durability and value packed into a single sail.”
3Di originated during the America’s Cup in 2007, and was developed and ready for market by 2010. Today it is adopted across the board at the highest levels of yacht racing including IMOCA, offshore multihulls, and maxi yachts. 3Di RACE targets Club Racers who are currently sailing with low durability laminated string sails or paneled sails. Delamination is an impossibility with 3Di RACE.
Club Race Segment Leader, Sam Richmond: “Gone are the days of throwaway plastic sails that break down far too quickly. 3Di RACE will substantially outlast any string sail and will give racers much more time on the water with optimized performance. The dedicated RACE tape layout makes this sail user-friendly, lighter, low-stretch and more forgiving to trim and tune. As the segment leader for Club Race, I’m confident introducing 3Di RACE is a big step in changing customers’ perception that 3Di technology is out of reach for everyday sailors.”
3Di RACE has a wider wind range than conventional string sails offering a significant return on investment and a smaller more efficient sail inventory. The composition and weight of the composite material are unique to North Sails, providing high stability (like a wing) mixed with a very soft hand (easy to read) and lightweight handling.
3Di RACE is available in black or gold color.