About us

North Sails was founded in 1957 by Lowell North, an American sailor and Olympic Gold Medalist. North was an engineer who methodically focused on building sails that were faster than any competitor's. Year after year, Lowell North and his team pioneered new innovative technologies that conquered wind and water and won races.

Today Lowell North’s inspiration lives on in North Sails apparel as well, as it is designed and developed so that our customers can focus on what’s important for them – taking on the sea or just navigating modern life. We are masters of wind and water, innovators of technology and pioneers of design. Our sails make champions and our apparel is cut from the same cloth.

The North Sails motto is Go Beyond. To go where others can't follow. We always have adventure and innovation in mind. Being a company so closely related to the Ocean, we find that we have a responsibility to care for it and help to conserve our planet, and we value this as the third pillar guiding us. Now as a business, we are just getting started on this important transition. We are not there and have a long way to go, for which we are currently developing a structured plan. With our next collection, we will start funding conservation initiatives. We started using recycled plastics. Researching recycled fabrics. Working to play our part in raising awareness. We harness nature’s power for adventure; we innovate taking advantages from the latest ideas, and we strive to conserve the Ocean for the future generations.

“GO BEYOND”
North Sails - since 1957