3DL 860
Performance and value with more carbon shapeholding power


3DL 860 sails feature a blend of North Flex-Balanced™ carbon and high-modulus black aramid yarn with a higher percentage of carbon yarn for additional shapeholding power. 3DL 860 sails are North's 3DL performance leaders, designed to deliver an unequalled combination of speed, shapeholding and value to small-to-midsize racers and offshore one-designs.

Black high-modulus aramid structural yarn and smoke gray films, produce a striking high-tech appearance.

3DL 860 features a blend of high-modulus black aramid yarn and North Flex-Balanced Carbon yarn for additional shapeholding power.

Product Highlights
  • Thermo-formed on full-sized three-dimensional molds
  • 3DL 860 features blended black aramid and North Flex-Balanced™ carbon structural yarn
  • Available with either an additional internal scrim for added toughness or single- or double-sided North TF™ taffeta film

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3DL 860 sails are available in blended black aramid / carbon construction.



All 3DL 860 are available with single- or double-sided North TF taffeta film.
Performance Series 860 Mainsails and Headsails
  • 3DL thermo-molded construction
  • Blend of high-modulus black aramid and North Flex-Balanced carbon yarn
  • Loose-footed main with Integral Foot Skirt for shape and control
  • Luff customized to mast/boom, or headstay system (except for custom luff cars)
  • Teardrop corner reinforcing
  • Stainless steel round rings and Rutgersonpress rings
  • RBS epoxy “E-glass” battens
  • Pockets with 3Di tie in closure
  • Cunningham adjustment on mainsails
  • Pre-stretched Technora or Vectran leech and foot cords with purchase system adjuster
  • Telltales
  • Drawstring sailbag

Performance Series 860 Mainsail Options
  • Additional internal scrim or single-sided white North TF taffeta film
  • Higher roach profiles through added area (subject to structural limitations)
  • Full length battens
  • Leech battens
  • RBS Carbon leech battens
  • Titanium rings
  • Sail numbers
  • Country code
  • Insignia
  • Trim stripes/Glow Fast stripes
  • Photo and corner codes
  • Certified measurement
  • Reefs
  • Roll or zippered sausage bag
Performance Series 860 Headsail Options
  • Telltale window
  • Leech, Full or VB+ Vertical battens
  • RBS Carbon leech battens
  • Soft hanks
  • Soft clew
  • North Clewboard
  • T-ring clew
  • Tack Snap Shackle
  • UV protection
  • Roll or zippered sausage bag
3DL 860
  • Blend of high-modulus
    black aramid and
    North Flex-Balanced™
    carbon yarn