North Sails makes fast and versatile sails for the 5.5 Metre class. Our upwind designs are made out of North Sails exclusive 3Di RAW. Our experts are available to help you get the most out of your North Sails product offering sound advice, tuning information and expertise.

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Mainsails

5.5 Metre MNi-1 3Di RAW Mainsail

Wind range: 0-30 knots

The 5.5 Metre MNi-1 3Di RAW mainsail is a true all purpose sail, designed to suit conditions up to 30 knots TWS. 3Di RAW is purpose-built composite with a dedicated tape layout that matches 3Di technology and properties to smaller boats. The result is a wider wind range, a more supple feel, and a more user-friendly experience. The MNi-1 mainsail...

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Headsails

5.5 Metre Li-1 3Di RAW Jib

Wind range: 0-12 knots

The 5.5 Metre Li-1 3Di RAW is a light jib for up to 12 knots. It is designed with the same flying shape as the Mi-1 Medium Jib but has a lower DPI, so the sail is less rigid and therefore easier to steer in light winds. The Li-1 is made out 3Di RAW, a new purpose-built composite with a...

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5.5 Metre Mi-1 3Di RAW Jib

Wind range: 7-18 knots

The Mi-1 jib is made out of 3Di RAW. It is a medium jib geared for conditions between 7-18 knots. The Mi-1 is designed with a rounded foot, which maximizes aerodynamic efficiency. 3Di RAW is a North Sails exclusive composite that has a dedicated tape layout developed to best match the 5.5 Metre. The result is a wider wind range,...

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5.5 Metre Hi-1 3Di RAW Jib

Wind range: 12-25 knots

The 5.5 Metre Hi-1 3Di RAW Jib is slightly flatter than the Mi-1 Jib, which allows the trimmer to sheet in harder, without affecting the mainsail shape. The Hi-1 features a higher DPI to optimize heavy wind performance. 3Di RAW is a North Sails purpose-built composite with a dedicated tape layout developed to best match the 5.5 Metre. The result...

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Spinnakers

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5.5 Metre S-3 Spinnaker

Wind range: 10-25 knots

The S-3 Spinnaker is also an all-purpose sail designed to project a large area while having a very fast, stable flying shape. It is designed to the same shape and is the same size as the S-2 Spinnaker, constructed with Superkote 70. This sail excels in the 10-25 knot wind range.

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5.5 Metre S-1 Spinnaker

Wind range: 0-7 knots

The 5.5 Metre S-1 Spinnaker is designed for 0-7 knots of wind, challenging conditions to fly a spinnaker. The sail is 44 sq.m and made with Contender Superlite 40 cloth. The S-1 is ideal for the Swiss Lakes and a must-have for light and lumpy conditions.

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5.5 Metre S-2 Spinnaker

Wind range: 5-16 knots

The S-2 is our all purpose runner . It is designed to project a large area and has a very fast, stable flying shape. The S-2 is 54 sq.m and constructed with Superlite 50. The sail is geared towards a wind range of 5-16 knots.

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5.5 Metre S-4 Spinnaker

Wind range: 25+ knots

The 5.5 Metre S-4 Spinnaker is designed for very strong winds. The sail is 44 sq.m and constructed from Contender Superkote 75.

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5.5 Metre Class Experts

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Christoph Burger

Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
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Ruairidh Scott

Gosport, United Kingdom
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Oslo, Norway
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Milford, Connecticut
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Milford, Connecticut
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Chris Snow

San Diego, California
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Markus Koy

Hamburg, Germany
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Herlev, Danmark
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