North Sails One Design is proud of its long association with Snipe sailing and the Snipe class. One of the most traditional classes in one design racing, our sail designers are dedicated to making the fastest and best Snipe sails.

Snipes powered by North Sails have won the Worlds, Europeans, North Americans, WH&O Championship, and many National titles all over the world.

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Mainsails

Snipe SW-4 Mainsail

2017 Worlds!

The SW-4 is a powerful mainsail which is slightly more full than the PR-3. This sail is designed as an all purpose sail with an emphasis on moderate and heavy air. The SW-4 is deeper in the bottom compared to the PR-3, but twists easily to make the sail very forgiving to trim, especially in choppy conditions when the boat...

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Snipe PR-3 Mainsail

2016 North Americans! 2015 PanAm Games!

The sail of choice for winners of the 2016 Europeans, North Americans and WH&O. The PR-3 is based on the former PR-1 Japanese design, which has a flatter bottom and fuller top. Its performance in light winds was a lot quicker than the previous standard Snipe designs, and we spent over six months in development and speed testing to extend its valid wind range...

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Snipe CB-2 Mainsail

The CB-2 is designed to the same luff curve as the SW-4 mainsail. The increased luff curve suits more vang-sheeting in overpowered conditions, the flatter top works well in flatter water. This sail will suit lighter crews in stronger winds. The CB-2 was used to win the 2017 World Championship. Designed by North Sails Japan

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Snipe R3-LM Jib

2017 Worlds!

Designed by North Sails Japan, this jib is the perfect fit for any sail inventory. It is constructed with radial panels in the head and foot with three cross-cut panels in the middle. Using two different types of sail cloth helps us create the highest performance and longest lasting jib on the water. The R3-LM gives the Snipe a wide groove that...

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Accessories

Snipe Hull Cover

North Sails Snipe Hull cover is handmade to the highest quality standards. Constructed using rugged premium 12 oz polyester 900D fabric, this hull cover will give you piece of mind when storing your Snipe or taking it on the road.

Snipe Deck Cover

Our Snipe Deck cover is constructed using rugged premium 12 oz polyester 900D fabric, giving you piece of mind when storing your Snipe or taking it on the road.

Snipe Daggerboard Cover

Snipe daggerboards are heavy and have sharp edges. This cover is meant to protect these foils. We use heavy 12 oz. 900D fabric over closed cell foam, which means you can accidentally drop your board without damaging it.

Snipe Rudder Cover

The North Snipe rudder cover is fully padded to keep dings and scrapes off your valuable rudder. The cover fully encloses the rudder with buckles and webbing at the top.

Snipe Mast Cover

Our Snipe mast cover is hand made to the highest quality standards. Constructed using rugged premium 12 oz polyester 900D fabric, the mast cover will give you piece of mind when storing your Snipe or taking it on the road.

Snipe Class Experts

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Kei Takakuwa

Yokohama, Japan
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Henrik Terjesen

Oslo, Norway
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Torkel Borgstrom

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Brian Janney

San Diego, California
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Hugo Rocha

Barcelona, Spain
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Chris Snow

San Diego, California
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