Feb 28, 2013
If you are looking to purchase a first sail this is a great place to start. Many come as part of a "rig package" that will make getting all the parts that much easier and save you money. However there is a huge degree of difference in level of performance between the two groups outlined below...so read carefully.
ENTRY WINDSURFING SAILS: Whether you buy one of these sails as part of a rig package or on its own these designs can take you right from your first day on the water up to planing in the footstraps and jibing in higher wind. As the wind picks up their performance will lessen but there is plenty here to get you hooked on the adrenaline rush of highwind windsurfing.
WIND SUP AND TRAINER SAILS: These sails are designed to work better then any other type of sail in light air. Their "baggy" design will catch the slightest breeze and have you cruising at a comfy pace across the water like no other. They are a perfect match of WIND SUP cruising as most of these boards are not made to plane. It's a match made in heaven and will get your entire family stoked on windsurfing.
ENTRY WINDSURFING SAILS:
Bic Sport Core
Sizes: 5.5, 6.0, 6.5
Easy handling, all-rounder, steady smooth power
Really performs in light to moderate winds.
Its modern design gives it a wide wind range despite the absence of cambers. With plenty of sail area down low, it's got plenty of power to get you up and planning easily, with a smooth and steady pull allowing you to get into the harness and footstraps comfortably.
With no cams it is easy to manoeuvre during gybes, tacks and tricks. With its soft response it is easy to control and simply fun to ride. Ideal for all our freeride boards and for making your first runs.
Delivered in a very practical sail bag that includes additional pockets for storing the mast and the mast base, and the possibility to attach the boom so that it can be carried «all in one». These articles are to be found under "related products" on the rig package page.
Chinook Free Ride
Designed for a broad range of sailing conditions. Early planning, neutrally balanced, and stable when powered up. Dacron material provides extra protection and longevity against UV rays and physical abuse. Includes screw-adjusting batten tensioners. A durable recreational sail for resort, camp, or lakehouse use. 4.1, 4.7, 5.5, 6.3
Chinook Power Glide
Performance, durability, and light-weight built into one sail. Majority of X-ply material combined with Dacron is very light yet extremely durable. Endo-batten seam shaping helps to create a powerful sail that is tunable with screw-adjusting batten tensioners. Designed for demanding recreational sailors. RBS Battens. Current available color pattern is Red/Black/White. 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.7, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5
Aloha is the introduction, the beginning, and will continue to serve you as long as you use it well. The 2013 Aloha invites easy sailing and a wonderful way of life because we considered every factor of performance, and the value of function. Five battens in the sizes above 5.5 and four below, keep the sails light and reactive.
Evolved into a well tested and highly developed RAF by Art Szpunar's continuous updates, we also find his freedom to decorate the clear surface has brought the fun out. The three color scheme jumps out at you, and more XPly emphasizes the colors and provides extra durability.
Low Tension Settings make rigging and tuning easy and simple, perfect for beginner to intermediates. Properly set you will have the shaping to handle anything. The 2013 Aloha delivers what you need to comfortably transition to the next level of higher performance.
The bits and pieces:
- Generous use of highest quality U.S. made Xply material.
- Low profile batten tension system with stainless steel adjustment screws.
- Anti chafe polyurethane head bumper.
- Increased boom cutout depth aids boom attachment.
- Full framework of Kevlar unidirectional reinforcement.
- Super strong Inox clew fitting.
- Seam and foot beads for chafe protection.
- Tough tack and sleeve anti-chafe material
- Welded stainless steel and bronze triple wheel tack pulley for low corrosion.
An easy handling no-cam sail for freeride/freemove sailors of any age, size and skill level.
From the 7.9 down to the 4.0, the Rally is a world-renowned freeride sail that delivers incredible handling, early planing and superb freeride control. The 4.6 down to the 2.6 are optimized for lighter weights for beginners and smaller riders. The 2.0 and 1.4 are perfect trainer sails for small children.
- Bump-and-jump to freeride in one range
- Early planing, easy handling and fast!
- Single scrim luff panel, narrow sleeve, size-optimized batten geometry
Solar is our most user-friendly sail. Optimised for classic flat-water freeriding, the Solar offers great lowend power and stability. It is light, easy to handle and rig. ArmourWeb reinforced construction in the foot, luff and clew area ensures durability.
- Four battens up to 5.7. Keeps the sail weight to a minimum for optimum performance.
- Balanced Draft creating good lift without causing more backhand pressure when overpowered.
- Light feeling Monofilm main body construction keeps the sail lightweight and responsive.
- ArmourWeb Reinforced panels in the foot, luff and clew area.
- Intermediate Foot Size for optimum balance between easy maneuvers and performance.
"The Solar is great for learning how to water start, jibe or just have a good blast around. The number one sail for freeride fun on the water."—Robby Swift
Crossover - Entry
You are hooked by the windsurfing bug? You can’t wait to get back on the board to have fun and improve your skills? Especially for ambitious surfers Kai Hopf has developed the brand new featherweight CURVE. Looking at this Crossover sail one can imagine how easy it is to control during manoeuvres and light it feels in your hands.
The all new VTS.PLUS trim indicators (FAST.RIGGING.INDICATION) which makes all CURVE with fix-top even easier and faster to rig. Thanks to precise specifications of the mast- and boom lengths the down-and outhaul are simply pulled as far as it goes, done! Of course, the traditional VTS trimming dots are also available to allow all specialists more flexibility for maximum performance.
The secret is the extremely weight-optimised and clean construction that focuses on the essentials, without compromising the durability. The result is an unparalleled handling, which immediately makes especially intermediates jump up one class.
The balanced shape and very low weight are specially tailored to the group of novices and intermediates. The new CURVE accelerated the move to the next skill level and ideally supports learning new manoeuvres.
- 01 Maximum weight reduction through iMODULAR.DESIGN
- 02 VTS and HTS: NorthSails patented visual trim indications make rigging a piece of cake
- 03 One mast (430-21) fits for all sail sizes
2 Year Warranty. Get additional 3 year Warranty
The CONVERT is built for maximum durability at an entry-level price.
This sail will push your windsurfing ability without the punishment for error, withstanding the toughest impacts time after time. This is an obvious choice for anyone looking for a fun sail, allowing them to progress with ease and durability without breaking the bank.
This I00% X-ply sail is packed with features such as the Dropped Clew for shorter, more manageable booms lengths, durable seamless head and foot construction and dual clew positions for shorter and taller riders. The shaping and geometry are set up for a balanced, stable feel and a forward pulling drive for a relaxed, easy stance.
- BOMBPROOF DURABILITY
- HIGH VALUE
- EASY TO RIG AND SAIL
Sizes: 7.3, 6.7, 6.0, 5.4, 4.8, 4.3, 3.6, 2.6, 3.1
The Synergy line is aimed at first time windsurfers/families. What inspired this range? Is there anything else like it out there?
Ben Severne, designer: "The reason I wanted to design the Synergy is that windsurfing is just too complicated. It's become a very high performance sport and the recreational windsurfer has been forgotten. If someone wants to take up windsurfing they need to understand a load of technical info just to buy some gear to start sailing. Everything is sold as separate components, so you need to understand what sail goes with what mast, etc. Too hard. Top end mountain bikes or skateboards are sold in component form, but all the entry-level stuff comes ready to go. But with windsurfing it's ALL component based."
What is the exact thinking behind the Synergy?
Ben Severne: "The concept is that you don't have to know a lot about windsurfing to be able to firstly buy gear that all works together, and secondly to be able to set it up. All the tuning and setting of the sail is simplified, so it's just about matching all the colours on the components and pulling the ropes to the end. If you have the red sail, you set the boom to the red setting and the mast extension to the red setting and then tension the sail. All the relevant info is printed on each part of the sail, so it pretty much tells you what to do.
CLICK HERE to read the entire interview about the Severne Synergy with Ben Severne that was conducted by Miles Masterson.
WIND SUP AND TRAINER SAILS:
The windSUP is all about bringing windsurfing back to a simpler time with a few modern touches. The sail can go from the roof of your car to the water in under a minute. Just pull the mast bag off, fold the boom down and roll the sail out. Attach the outhual and you're ready to go! With its vertical battens, this sail offers the convenience of keeping the sail on the mast but still maintains a modern outline with a fat head and increased area below the boom. Pop this on an SUP or any longboard and remember how fun windsurfing can be in 5 to 10 knots of wind.
Construction: Durable dacron with vinyl window
Bic Sport Nova
Sizes: 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, SUP 6.0
The Nova sail is the ideal choice for “leisure” sailing on relatively flat water. It has been designed with pure simplicity and durability in mind, and is ideally suited to our Nova range of boards.
The sail is made from tough Dacron, is well reinforced and super hard wearing, great for intensive use.
Delivered in a very practical sail bag that includes additional pockets for storing the mast and the mast base, and the possiblity to attach the boom so that it can be carried «all in one». These articles are to be found under "related products" on the rig package page.
The Surf is the sail of choice for all instructors, windsurf schools and self-taught adventurers. With it’s full dacron panels, reinforced perimeter, integrated mast pad, and indestructible Ever Clear window, it is a sail that will last for years. Lightweight and durable.
A full head batten and a short leech batten provide stability in both light and strong winds. Adjustable head webbing allows compatibility with any RDM mast. A large viewing window provides clear and durable sight through the sail. Bright colors make it safe and easy to spot on the water, and fun to look at.
It’s the sail we’ve designed to teach our own children. The Surf is the perfect choice for learning to up haul and for learning the basic principals of sailing.
Bright colors are used so you can spot your little sailor on the water.
Jason Diffin, designer: “The Surf is the classic Dacron trainer sail for beginning windsurfers. The Surf is the perfect choice for learning to up haul and for learning the basic principals of sailing.”
Goya ECO sails make use of factory stocked Goya foils and cloth, hence not creating the need and impact of producing new materials. What that translates into is an economical advantage for you and an ecological advantage for nature.
These sails are a win win for both you and mother nature. They are at the same time economical and ecological by making use of factory overstocked genuine Goya foils and cloth. Hence the need and impact of producing new materials is reduced considerably, saving energy, raw materials and waste.
This sail is available in the following color combinations: NEON YELLOW, NEON ORANGE
The Inspire is for easy sailing to enhance the developing skills of the beginner and first time Sailors. The blend of softness and sufficient skin tension makes the sail calm and easy to handle. The Inspire is designed to be used within its personality, not over-powered, and is the ideal choice for Schools attracting people who are ready to learn windsurfing and grow their skill sets.
Windsurfing School Master Instructor, Tinho Dornellas, co-designed this full range of instruction oriented sails for teaching and introducing the sport to beginners.
The idea behind the Inspire is to build a soft power that is more communicative of the rig pressure to help the aspiring sailor to progress sail handling skills.
Rigging is easy with simple, durable features that increase the performance to price ratio for School owners.
Naish Scout SE
Adurable, easy handling sail for beginning windsurfers and schools.
Designed to make entry-level sailing easy and fun, the Scout has a responsive shape that works well for riders of all shapes and sizes. The sail features high
quality, long-lasting construction using traditional Dacron and PVC. It also has a pocket to store the batten and a clew strap, so that the sail can be rolled around the mast when not in use.
- 100% Dacron with PVC window
- Easy handling with excellent low-end in sub-planing conditions
- Classic outline design with 2 long battens and 1 short batten
Experience is easy and fun to use for all ages and levels. It is light, easy to handle and highly durable. All Experience sizes are perfect for schools and learning with the larger sizes specifically designed for SUP sailing.
- SIZE-SPECIFIC BATTEN LAYOUT: 2.5 battens on the 2.5, 3.5 and 4.5 and 3.5 battens on 5.5 and 6.5.
- HEAVY DUTY DACRON CONSTRUCTION: Full Dacron construction in the top for softness, durability and ease of use. Perfect for learning and schools.
- Heavy duty ArmourWeb construction making the sail more responsive and ideal for SUP sailing.
- No foot-batten allowing the sail to smoothly transition from tack to tack without any rotation.
- Optimum visibility: Front of the window is completely clear for optimum visibility and a soft profile. ClearWeb used for draft stability.
SUP Rig Pack: SUP size sails are also available in a pack with a NeilPryde X1 Boom, X35 RDM 430 mast and a UXT RDM extension.
The WindSUP Sail Package
The simple, lightwind windsurfing rig. It is light, powerful and easy to assemble. The concept behind the package is to make windsurfing simple again.
New windsurfers and stand-up paddlers will find assembling the rig very easy, requiring the minimum number of steps and no technical knowledge to rig it right.
Once on the water, the sailor will find the sail light yet powerful.
And because we know you don't like to carry around so much gear, we designed a convenient bag that fits the entire sail.