470 N12-L9B- Mainsail

Designed by North Sails Japan, this sail was used to win the gold medal at both the 2016 Worlds and the Rio Olympics. It is one of the most successful designs in the women’s fleet. The big advantage is boat speed performance and forgiveness in “vang-on” conditions and strong wind. It also performs very well in light wind. Used by top men’s teams with a stiffer mast.

One of the biggest advantages of buying a North radial is that you can customize it to match your mast bend profile, sailing weight, or target wind range. Contact your North Sails representative for more details.

Standard Features

  • Class insignia
  • Sail numbers
  • Epoxy battens
  • Leech tell tales
  • Long roll bag
  • International measurement
  • Class royalty label


  • Mainsail trim stripes

Class Experts

470 N12-L9B- Mainsail headshot

Derek Scott

Auckland, New Zealand – Sales Office
Auckland, New Zealand – Sail Loft