We supply headsails for all kinds of roller furling systems as well as for hanked-on sails and storm jibs. Our standard design for both roller furling and for hanked sails, is in crosscut and in Selected Premier Dacrons. Other cloths and cuts are available. Using modern computer sail design software for the ideal cut; top quality sailcloth from the renowned sailcloth manufacturers Challenge, Bainbridge, Dimension Polyant and Contender; and skilled craftsmanship; our sails are produced optimum performance and durability. Large reinforcement patching and leather protection on chafing points are also standard features for our Offshore specification sails.
Radial reinforcement patches, large or double tapes and handsewn leather reinforcements on wear points are the norm for our Offshore specification sails. Roller furling mainsails and headsails are finished with webbing loops at the head and tack of the sails. This is important in order to avoid any damage to the aluminium profiles of the furling systems.
For cruising yachts we recommend a Genoa No. 2 with a high cut foot as an allround roller furling headsail. For really tough sailing on ocean passages and frequent use of a reefed headsail, we recommend the “Crescent Cut” sail design with a 2-ply leech and foot in curved crescent form.
OUR STANDARD FEATURES :
– Individual sail design
– Performance Dacron - Crosscut
– Seams - three rows zig-zag stitching with UV stabilised thread
– Stainless steel rings or pressed eyes reinforced with webbing and leather over-webbing
– Hand sewn leather reinforcements on wear points
– Extra heavy radial patches
– Extra large or double tapes with a minimum of 2 stitching rows
– Two draft stripes for visual reference of draft position
– Low stretch leech line with Clam Cleat
– Full rows of tell-tales
– XL sail bag
SAIL AREA :
The area of the headsail can be calculated using luff and LP measurements as follows :
Luff x LP x 0.5 = Area
The luff length is measured from shackle to shackle as shown in Fig 2.
E = lufftape
For more detailed information for measuring see our “How to measure”
website page and in the measuring sheets in this website.
LP = LUFF PERPENDICULAR :
LP is the linear measurement from luff to clew measured at 90 degrees to the luff, and is used for jibs and genoas (see Fig.16).
The LP measurement is used for the size classification of a headsail, e.g. a 150% Genoa No.1 or a 135% Genoa No.2,
indicating by how much the headsail overlaps the mast as a percentage of J.
e.g. an 150% Genoa No.1 has an LP = 1.5 x J and an 135% Genoa No.2 has an LP = 1.35 x J).
If you have any questions or would like any more information, please do not hesitate to contact us..
LUFF FOAM :
The padded luff is a crescent-shaped closed cell foam strip sewn onto the sail close to the luff, which assists in maintaining a better sail-shape when sailing with the sail partially furled.
UV SUNCOVER :
This is a protective strip of material sewn (not glued) onto the leech and the foot of roller furling headsails,
to protect the sail from degradation caused by UV rays and other elements when the sail is furled.
It is available in 2 cloth types :
a) in 6oz UV treated Dacron cloth (in white, blue, red, grey or black)
b) in 9oz original US Sunbrella acrylic weave – available in a wide range of colours.
If you have any questions or would like any more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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