Spinnaker Repair

Spinnakers tend to look terrible when they rip because the tears tend to go a long way and the edges are jagged. But don’t worry, our repair team can usually put the jigsaw puzzle of your spinnaker back together. Shown here is a spinnaker where the starboard clew ripped off and the whole starboard leech tape tore off.


The repair entailed rebuilding the clew patch and then giving the leech a “hair cut” (refairing the leech) before a new luff tape was sewn down. The final repairs are hard to detect. 

Spinaker repair

Spinaker repair

Spinaker repair
Pinning out the ripped clew.

A long batten is used to refair the leech.

Getting the batten perfectly positioned before penning the new leech.






Spinaker repair

Spinaker repair


The pen line indicates how much smaller the repaired sail will be.


This image shows the repaired clew is attached to the sail with a band of material and the new leech tape as well.  The repair does not look like a “Frankenstein.”