North Sails, a world-renowned sail-making company, just so happens to have 2 manufacturing facilities right here in the Carson Valley. According to their website, “Minden is the flagship center for creating 3-Dimensional products (3DiTM and 3DLTM, unique to North Sails), which have revolutionized the sport and become market leaders due to their durability and performance.”
The Minden North Sails products are sent all over the world. In fact, in the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race, which spans over 45,000 nautical miles, every single boat in the race used sails manufactured in Minden (Source: The Record-Courier). North Sails was the official supplier of the 2017 America’s Cup as well.
Minden North Sails employs up to 130 people and has the capacity to produce 18,000 sails per year. We’re proud to have such an innovative and world-renowned company manufacturing its products here. Just another great reason to live in the Carson Valley!