North Sails makes fast and versatile sails for the 1720 class, manufactured using the most advanced technology and highest quality materials in the industry.

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Mainsails

1720 MNi-1 3Di RAW Mainsail

All Purpose

Made out of exclusive 3Di Raw, the 3Di sails have enjoyed some great results since they arrived in the class in 2018. These sails are very light and have exceptional shape holding qualities like all 3Di sails. The absence of any plastic films mean the sails maintain the design shape for longer as the fiber content of the structure is...

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1720 Carbon Xi-M1 Mainsail

The new Xi Class Mainsail is a traditional laminate race main using the very latest North Sails Xi fabrics. These sails offer a traditional alternative to 3Di at a lower price point and are a development of the work we have done in the class with laminate sails over the last 20 years. The sail will come complete and ready...

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Headsails

1720 APGi-1 3Di Raw Genoa

All Purpose

The 1720 Genoa is the hardest working sail on the boat which is why 3Di is a great option. This sail has to perform in zero to eighteen knots TWS and handle the abuse of being crumpled up on the deck when the spinnaker is flying. 3Di is the perfect solution for this as there is no plastic film to...

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1720 APi-1 3Di Raw Small Jib

This sail spends most of its life in the bildge so a 3Di Small Jib is the ultimate luxury item. The sail might remain unused for months in the bildge but when its really needed it will still be perfect and ready to win.

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1720 Xi-G1 Carbon Genoa

The Xi Genoa follows the same path as the Xi Mainsail. A traditional laminate sail using the very latest Xi fabrics that are exclusive to North Sails. These fabrics are developed in our own cloth plant and allow us to produce the perfect material for the job. The Genoa on the 1720 takes a real hammering and the Xi material...

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1720 Xi-J1 Carbon Jib

The Xi Small Jib offers an affordable alternative to the 3Di option. This sail is rarely used in the class, but when it does, it really pays to have a good one! There is nothing worse than to be winning the series and then on the windy day pulling out an old dacron cross cut sail from the 90's! This...

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Spinnakers

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1720 T-6 Large Asymmetric

The T-6 is our running optimized mast head spinnaker.  This sail rotates to windward very easily when the tackline is eased.  It's easy to trim and allows you to soak very low downwind – crucial when W/L type racing. This full radial sail is manufactured in Contenders silicone finished Nylon, Dyanakote 75, to aid in hoisting and gybing.

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1720 APS-8D Small Asymmetric

As the class is now using the “Small Spinnaker Flag” more and more at major regattas we have completely re-designed this sail for windward-leeward racing in 20 knots plus. This full radial sail is manufactured in Contenders silicone finished Nylon to aid in hoisting and gybing.

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1720 Class Experts

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Charlie Cumbley

Gosport, United Kingdom
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Nigel Young

Myrtleville, Ireland
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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Shane Hughes

Myrtleville, Ireland
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Maurice O’Connell

Myrtleville, Ireland
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