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-4 3Di RAW Mainsail

All-Purpose

The J/88 MNI-4 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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Headsails

J/88 APi-4 3Di RAW Jib #1

Wind range: 0-18 knots

The J/88 API-4 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-4 Jib is available in three options: roller battens, vertical battens and non-furling (European market). Learn more about 3Di.

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J/88 Hi-4 3Di RAW Jib #2

Wind range: 14+ knots

The HI-4 Heavy Jib is designed for conditions of 14+ knots. 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 experience. Learn more about 3Di.

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Spinnakers

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 Asymmetric is designed for winds in above 17 knots. It's made out of AirX 700 spinnaker cloth.

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J/88 A4-2 Asymmetric

Wind range: 25+ knots

The J/88 A4-2 Heavy Air Asymmetric is designed for winds in above 25 knots. It's made out of AirX 700 spinnaker cloth.

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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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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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Skip Dieball

Detroit, Michigan
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Allan Terhune

Annapolis, Maryland
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