The North Sails team of class experts and sail designers have been involved with the J/88 class since its inception. We carry out continual research and sail testing to ensure that our clients get the fastest proven sails. Our latest 3Di sails and tuning guides have proven to be the most versatile and most user-friendly program on the water. Our customers know that our tuning guide will help them be as fast as anyone so they can concentrate on tactics.

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Mainsails

J/88 MNi-3 3Di RAW Mainsail

All-Purpose

The J/88 MNI-3 Mainsail is manufactured to work well with either the Hall or Selden mast sections. 3Di RAW is a new purpose-built 3D composite sail. Its dedicated tape layout was developed to best match 3Di technology and properties to smaller boats and lower dpi. The result is a wider wind range, a more supple feel, and a more user-friendly...

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J/88 APi-3 3Di RAW Jib #1

Wind range: 0-18 knots

The J/88 API-3 is a medium air  jib designed for conditions between 0-18 knots. It is manufactured from North Sails 3Di, a proprietary sail technology that reduces stretch and sail weight, while increasing the structural and performance life. The J/88 API-3 Jib is available in three options: API-3 - Roller Battens API-3VB - Vertical Battens API-3NF - Non Furling (European...

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J/88 APi-3 VB 3Di RAW Jib #1

Wind range: 0-18 knots

The J/88 API-3 VB Jib is designed for conditions between 0-18 knots. It is manufactured from North Sails 3Di, a proprietary sail technology that reduces stretch and sail weight, while increasing the structural and performance life.

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J/88 Hi-1 3Di ENDURANCE Jib #2

Wind range: 14+ knots

The HI-1 Heavy Jib is designed for conditions of 14+ knots. It is manufactured from North 3Di ENDURANCE, which is made with the same precision technology as 3Di RAW featuring a tough surface resin and light non-woven outer tapes to enhance durability. It is ideal for high performance offshore racing and global cruising where long-term durability is paramount.

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J/88 A2-2 Asymmetric

All-Purpose

The J/88 A2-2 All-Purpose Asymmetric is designed to cover the wind range of 0-25 knots. It can be built out of two cloth options: AirX 650 or Superkote 75 .

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J/88 A1-3 Asymmetric

Wind range: 17+ knots

The J/88 A1-3 Heavy Air Asymmetric is designed for winds in above 17 knots. It can be build out of two spinnaker cloths:  AirX 650 or Superkote 75.

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J/88 Class Experts

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Will Welles

Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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Tim Dawson

Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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Stefan Matschuck

Hamburg, Germany
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Skip Dieball

Detroit, Michigan
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Jack Orr

Milford, Connecticut
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Brian Hayes

Milford, Connecticut
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Ruairidh Scott

Gosport, United Kingdom
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Allan Terhune

Annapolis, Maryland
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