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Our Sails

 

At Yacht Sails we can produce a full range of sails for the high performance racing yacht, the cruiser racer, or the serious cruising yacht. Our design choices will vary depending upon your expectations for performance, longevity and price. When designing a sail we assess these factors and provide you with a sail that best fits your needs.

All our sails are designed using a blend of the latest technology coupled with our experience as to the best shapes and construction techniques.

Our sails have won their division and filled places in Sydney Hobart races and we have regularly taken the honours in the major keelboat races and series in South Australia.

 

Mainsails

Mainsails for racing and performance cruising yachts are cut to a tri-radial design. This generally means there are 3 or 4 seams joining the sections of the sail together. Each of these sections is made from the most appropriate fabric, which is aligned with the expected loads in the sail.

This design allows us to use more than one cloth in the sail construction, which means the cloth is only as heavy as it needs to be in a specific part of the sail.

All patches are radially designed to complement the panel layout and we put significant effort into ensuring the corners are well reinforced and the overall workmanship is such that the sail will give long and satisfactory life.

For lower cost and a lower performance we manufacture using a cross cut design. If you want pricing on this type of construction choose either Dacron - Cruising or Dacron - Performance when filling out our quote request forms.
 

 

Genoas and Jibs

Genoas are cut with a similar philosophy to mainsails. Panels are rocked around the leach to follow the load paths throughout the sail. The loads in the leach are considerably higher than the luff loads.

We have developed a good understanding of the best shapes to achieve high performance in a wide range of boats and a wide range of sea conditions. This understanding coupled with our accurate and detailed construction methods mean that the shape we design will be the shape you see when it is put up and trimmed in your boat.

For lower cost and a lower performance we manufacture using a cross cut design. If you want pricing on this type of construction choose either Dacron - Cruising or Dacron - Performance when filling out our quote request forms.
 

 

Spinnakers

Spinnakers also have vertically orientated panels to diffuse the loads through the sail. A good spinnaker has an elliptical shape similar in practice to a Frisbee. This proven shape is stable in a breeze yet can be altered by adjusting the spinnaker pole to suit any conditions.

Most fast yacht spinnakers have some porosity in the fabric. This makes them easier to trim and more responsive to wind gusts.
 

 

Asymmetrical Spinnakers

Asymmetrical spinnakers or cruising multipurpose spinnakers fly only one way. They have a luff and a leech. Loads in these type of spinnakers are quite different from symmetrical spinnakers. The asymmetrical spinnaker generates its greatest loads down the luff and the panels must be designed accordingly.
 

 


Overall we are confident our blend of skill, technology and personal service will ensure you will be very satisfied with any sails made by us.

Please fill out our quote form and assess our competitive prices.

 

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