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North Highlander Sails

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For the years the North Highlander sail designs have dominated the racing circuit. Virtually the top ten in every Highlander regatta have sailed with North Highlander designs. Recently our Highlander sails were updated to include larger, better placed visibility windows and the sail shapes were faired and refined as the sails were redesigned to be cut on North's exclusive laser cutter. While other sailmakers have experimented with new designs and even copied what North has developed, North continues to dominate the Highlander Class.

 

North Mainsail

 

 

The North Mainsail is built from Contender 5.46 Polykote cloth and constructed with a radial head and clew. 

This sail is not only extremely durable, but also smooth in the heaviest of winds. It is fairly flat down low with a relatively open leech to help keep the sail from stalling in light winds and depower in a breeze. 

Increased fullness up high in the North Highlander Mainsail adds to the sails power and pointing capabilities, without compromising its ability to depower in a breeze.

Mainsails include:

  • Battens
  • Sail numbers
  • Highlander insignia
  • Vision window
  • Jib leech window
  • Sail bag
  • Class Royalty


 


DSD Mainsail

Smooth top to bottom with a powerful head and straight leech, the DSD mainsail adjusts well to vang sheeting and lateral travel placement.

Mainsails include:

  • Battens
  • Sail numbers
  • Highlander insignia
  • Vision window
  • Jib leech window
  • Sail bag
  • Class Royalty


 


Fisher Jib

 


The North Highlander Jib is built out of Polyant 240AP HTP cloth. It is a relatively open leached jib to help increase the ease of trimming and steering. Twist in the jib leech is important in a Highlander to help reduce backwinding the main, which is critical on this over canvassed one design.


The North Highlander Jib can be finished for either the standard inboard lead with a single grommet or for the clewboard system where the jib tracks are located on the foredeck.

Jibs include:

  • Vision window
  • Sail bag
  • Class Royalty


 

DSD Jib

The DSD Jib is also the result of years of R&D of successful, proven designs. We have mirrored its entry/exit and matched it with HTP Square line of cloth for added durability in a radial sections. The DSD jib has a nice entry, which gives drivers a nice wide groove. The exit matches the backside of the DSD Mainsail to provide perfect top-to-bottom symmetry. 

Jibs include:

  • Vision window
  • Sail bag
  • Class Royalty


 


Crosscut Spinnaker

 

 

The North Highlander Spinnaker is a cross cut design built out of .75oz Fleetwing material.

This spinnaker is designed to be relatively flat and open leeched up high for better performance downwind and broad reaching.

The open leeches give a more projected area downwind and help to keep the slot open between the spinnaker and the main while close reaching.

This sail comes with a Class Royalty

 

 


SuperMax Radial Spinnaker

 

Made of AirX cloth, it is incredibly stable and easy to trim due to its fair shape from center-seam to leech. This radial design has won many Nationals! This sail comes with a class royalty.

 

 


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