Since 2009, North Sails has invested more time testing and developing the sails for the Soto 40 than all other sailmakers combined. We are continually racing in Soto 40 events, testing our sails, and making improvements to keep our customers in the lead. We also work together with the class and M-Boats to create the best sails for a complete Soto 40 package, which is why our products are the most popular sails in the class.
Boats powered by North have won the most important regattas of this class, and we look forward to many more victories as the class continues to grow.
With 3Di™ technology, we are able to give the Soto 40 MNi-5 mainsail more modulus for the same weight and more control of headstay sag because the mainsheet loads transferred directly to the boat through the carbon leech yarns. Early trials show this Soto 40 mainsail to have more flexibility and shape holding through the wind ranges due to the...
Wind range: 0-12 knots
By using North 3Di™ technology, the Soto 40 LMi-5 Jib has been engineered to save overall weight and still have a higher modulus than the LMB-4. It is a powerful sail with a wider groove for easier steering in under-powered conditions, but still easy to de-power in the upper range by adjusting the "up & down" and sheet tension. We...
Wind range: 9-17 knots
The Soto 40 MHi-5 Jib features a new layout with small changes to design and geometry. It has been engineered to have a high modulus and it requires less trimming attention in changing conditions and allows you to keep the weight to windward all the time for better stability. In the upper range of the MHi-5, you can easily twist...
Wind range: 16-23 knots
The H4A-3 Jib features a paneled construction (per class rules). It has been re-designed with small changes to design and geometry.The H4A-3 has an increased overall entry angle and bottom quarter depth to allow a wider steering groove. The final sail area has been reduced slightly to allow for better performance in the upper range of the sail.
Wind range: 9-17 knots
The A2-4 Soto 40 Asymmetric has been re-designed for max area and to be easy to fly. It is more powerful than previous designs and allows for sailing lower angles and easy steering in any condition. Built out of AirX 600 spinnaker cloth. The A2-4 is designed for 9-17 knots.
Wind range: 0-10 knots
Optimized for 50-95 degrees AWA the new Soto 40 A1.5-3 has been re-designed to be more powerful and with a new geometry to allow max sail area . By going to maximum luff length allowed by the Class, this new A1.5-3 design has four square meters additional sail area than the previous A1.25-1 and 2 and, one square meter more...
Wind range: 16+ knots
Designed to keep the boat planning all the time, we modified the previous A4 design by adding 2 square meter more sail area and making it slightly more powerful to achieve this at lower angles . Due to the Class restrictions for sail replacement we have reinforced this sail very carefully to be very durable and still keep it light...