Founded in 1946 in New York City as UImer Sails, UK Sailmakers is one of the most established groups of sail lofts in the world with nearly 50 lofts and service centers worldwide.
UK Sailmakers makes some of the most advanced and most durable cruising sails. Have UK Sailmakers make your new suit of sails and your next passage will be safe and fast. More...
If you are looking for performance racing sails that last, you have come to the right place. UK Sailmakers offers a full range of competitively priced racing sails. More...
Rules Quiz Program
Try the Racing Rules Quiz and apply your knowledge to real-life racing situations. Test yourself and see if your rules smarts are still up-to-date. It may be harder than you think! Try our demo!
Welcome to UK Sailmakers
Established in 1946 in New York City as Ulmer Sails, UK Sailmakers is one of the oldest groups of sail lofts in North America. The UK Sailmakers group has grown to nearly 50 lofts and service centers around the world whose goal is to deliver sails using the most advanced design technologies and materials. Even though the group has grown, the lofts retain the personal touch that sailors expect since all UK lofts are owned by local sailors who know the needs of their sailing communities. That's why each loft prides itself in providing quick, high-quality service along with well-designed, long-lasting sails.
Satisfaction with cruising sails depends on three key factors: ease of handling, durability and the support of the sailmaker. UK Sailmakers received the top ratings in all three factors in the recent International Sailor Survey and continues to earn its customers’ loyalty. Smooth summer sailing requires well designed sails that handle well in all conditions. Years of cruising satisfaction demands sails made to last and last. Ask your UK sailmaker and he’ll take all the time necessary to make sure you have the right sails, the right service and the right sail maintenance. More...
Conventional wisdom says that when it comes to racing, sailors want to win at any cost. That includes what they pay for their sails. UK Sailmakers approaches selling racing sails differently. We work with customers to match the desired sail performance expectations with the customer’s desire for durability and budget. The most serious racers will migrate towards the new UK Sailmakers Uni-Titanium® continuous yarn membrane sails. Other racers and racer/cruisers may opt for X-Drive or Tape-Drive® sails that can win races season after season. Construction options such as Powerhead and Fathead mainsails or fully-battened Batmains are also considerations to address. More...
Service and Repair
Sails are a big investment and if you take care of them, they will give you years of service. Every UK Sailmakers loft can help you to get the most from your sails, no matter what brand they are. Our sailmakers specialize in prompt, expert repairs and modifications at a reasonable price. More...
Measuring made easy
Watch this video to learn which measurements are required to make your new sails fit perfectly for your boat. The video will show you what tools are needed, how to take the measurements and how to fill in the order form.