|The North Sails Class Sail Development (CSD) has been heavily involved
in the Soto 40 class since its inception in 2009 in South America. We
are continually racing in all the Soto 40 events, testing our sails and
assisting our customers to learn how to get the most from their boats
and making improvements that keep North customers in the lead. We have
developed a very complete tuning guide and are updating them constantly as
the Soto 40 becomes more and more competitive. North Sails has
invested more time testing and developing the sails for the Soto 40
than all other sailmakers combined.|
Soto 40 CSD sails are made with the most advanced materials and
manufacturing technology in the industry. We also work together with
the Class and M- Boats to create the best sails for your complete Soto
40 package. CSD sails are not only at the top of the class; they are
the most popular sails in the class. Soto 40 CSD has also compiled
expert tuning tips to optimize sails, boat and crew so that you can get
those extra points that make the difference.
Boats powered with North CSD sails have won some of the most important Soto 40 regattas
and we look forward to many more as the
class continues to grow. North CSD sails have always been the
sail of choice in South America and as the Soto 40 class continues to
grow in Europe and Asia , North Sails continues to be a leader in
material and design development.
runs North Sails in South America and is an active sailor in one design
and offshore racing. With an offshore racing background that starts in
the late 1970's, he has competed at an international level in IOR, IMS
and IRC and has won many world titles and prestigious international
regattas in boats ranging from the old Quarter Tonners to Maxi Yachts.
He is one of the founders of the Soto 40 class and actively races
onboard a Soto 40.
Gonzalo Ramos Vertiz
(left) is a young and talented sail designer from North Sails in South
America and has been dedicated to the Soto 40 Class since its inception. He has designed all the sails and has worked with Juan Garay to improve the Soto 40 sail designs across the board. He is actively racing as mainsail
trimmer on several boats.