North Sails was founded in 1958 by the American sailor Lowell North. The Olympic Gold Medalist builded sails that were faster than the competition. Year after year, Lowell North and his team produced new innovative technologies and won many races. The sails of North Sails have been used by many professional sailors. Over the years North Sails has been the clear leader in sail making. Today the spirit of Lowell North lives on in North Sails clothing. The collection comes with items that perform in extreme conditions, but look great no matter the conditions. North Sails clothing is very functional but beautiful, yet never over-designed.