Sails


Mains, Jibs, Genoas, Spinnakers. We build and repair them all!

Most of our sail work is done in Dacron, Nylon for spinnakers and Laminates for racing sails.

We repair all makes and types of sails

New sails are designed locally and depending on size and type, are built locally or at one of our partner Neil Pryde Sails manufacturing sites. We consider the sail cloth and construction as two of the most important element.

Crosscut construction is easiest way to build any sail. It essentially involves stitching together horizontal panels of cloth that are stacked from the foot to the head.

Tri-radial sails are constructed with panels radiating from the three corners of the sail. The panels orient out from the Head, Clew, and Tack and align the warp fibers with the primary load paths of the sail resulting in a more durable sail, which retains its flying shape for longer than traditional woven polyester sails.

This is important the radial-construction option accommodates the higher loads placed upon larger or more performance-oriented sails.

Materials

Neil Pryde works closely with Challenge Sailcloth and Contender USA in developing the fabrics that will represent the best performance, longevity and value to our customers. ALL of our woven fabrics that we use in our sails, come from these two suppliers. For locally made sails, Challenge Sailcloth products are used. Through an aggressive manufacturer quality control system, and then through Neil Pryde’s own in-house testing procedures, which include INSTRON strip testing and visual testing for flatness, the fabric we use day to day is consistently the best we can buy

Racing Laminates

Neil Pryde utilizes three suppliers for our racing and cruising laminated fabrics; Dimension/Polyant, Contender USA and Bainbridge Int. These three supply our Pentex, Carbon Fiber, Maxx Fabric, and Spectra cloths. In addition, Neil Pryde make use of the new racing ‘string’ type sail technology such as the Dimension D-4 product and our own LPS Sail Technology.

UV Cloth

Click here to view our standard Sunbrella colors.

Nylon

We use primarily Challenge Nylons. Click here for color details.

Thread, the bolt-rope, and hardware are also very important components of any sail and we pay particular attention to these in new sail construction as well as in repairs.