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13th November 2017

A Guide to Sailmaker’s Terms

Sailing has a language all its own.  It's evolved over hundreds of years of nautical exploration and warfare, and sailmaking is no exception. We thought it would be helpful to write our own mini dictionary of the terms you're likely t... Read more

 


16th February 2018

What makes a great sail? - Part 3 - Materials

The most recent article in our ‘Simplifying the Sail Buying Process’ series covered the way in which sails have been constructed historically. The focus was on panelled sails, cross-cut and tri-radial, which can be built using either woven polyester style cloth and also laminate materials.    ... Read more

 


17th May 2016

Simplifying the Sail Buying Process - Part 2 - Panelled Sails

By far the majority of sails sold across all manufacturers on a global basis are panelled sails. That is to say, sails that comprise individually engineered sections (panels) which... Read more

 


14th April 2016

Simplifying the Sail Buying Process, part 1

We thought it’d be helpful to try and remove some of the mystery, to explain some of the key jargon and to give you some tips of how to choose the right sails for you and your boat.  Hopefully it’ll make your next conversation with you... Read more

 


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