UK Sailmakers

Founded in 1946, UK Sailmakers is one of the world’s most established groups of sailmakers, with nearly 50 lofts and service centers. Our sails are made with the most advanced design technologies and materials. Owned by local sailors, our lofts retain the personal touch and provide quick, high-quality service along with well-designed, long-lasting sails.

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Cruising Sails

UK Sailmakers makes cruising sails for all boats, destinations and budgets.

Racing Sails

UK Sailmakers builds fast racing sails that last for all boats and race courses.

One Design

UK Sailmakers makes race-winning sails for many One-Design classes used around the world.

Options and Accessories

UK Sailmakers provides all the Accessories and Options you need for
Cruising and Racing!

Latest UK Sailmakers News

Greg Kotzas sailing his J/35, OSPREY, was the Keyport Yacht Club’s Division 1 champion for the 2023 Season.

THREE KEYPORT YACHT CLUB CHAMPIONS

It’s a combination of who you know and what you know. From grand-prix racing all the way down to Opti sailors, you need to know your way around a race course to win a season championship. That said, knowing the…

LESSONS LEARNED AS WOMEN IN PERFORMANCE SAILING

LESSONS LEARNED AS WOMEN IN PERFORMANCE SAILING

Tune in to the twelfth episode of the Lessons Learned Podcast series by UK Sailmakers, featuring Mia Karlsson and Nikki Henderson, two of the amazing women who lead offshore passages with 59º North. In this episode, Mia and Nikki talk…

MASTERING LAYLINE TACTICS UPWIND BY UK SAILMAKERS

MASTERING LAYLINE TACTICS UPWIND

Approaching the layline in a tight fleet can be a make-or-break moment for the rounding order, and ultimately, the outcome of the race. Countless sailors have experienced the frustration of losing ground to competitors near the end of a beat…

LESSONS LEARNED ON ASYMMETRICAL SPINNAKER DESIGN

LESSONS LEARNED ON ASYMMETRICAL SPINNAKER DESIGN

Tune in to the eleventh episode of the Lessons Learned Podcast series by UK Sailmakers, featuring lead sail designer Pat Considine from UK Sailmakers Chicago. In this episode, Pat answers a series of questions about what considerations go into designing…

Foredeck, Victoria Willetts, jumps for joy as Steve Delfos’ Beneteau First 30, MINKE, crosses the finish line ahead of the fleet at the Fremantle Sailing Club’s Opening Day Race. Photo Credit: Chris Bender

15 TIPS FOR GETTING INTO LOCAL RACING

Entering the local racing scene can be both exciting and intimidating, especially for those new to the sport. However, with the right approach and mindset, even beginners can find opportunities to join racing crews. Many skippers will take beginners with…

Mike Considine taking sail shape photos. Photo credit: Molly Porter.

ONE-DESIGN SAIL DEVELOPMENT BY UK SAILMAKERS

UK Sailmakers Chicago (UKC) has been successful in developing competitive, championship-level sails for one-design classes in the USA. Currently, UKC is producing sails that are winning races at every level for the MC Scow, C Scow, E Scow, A Scow,…

Careers

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Sales Representative UK Sailmakers Northeast

UK Sailmakers, based in Portchester, NY, is looking for a sales representative to cover the NY-Metro Area. He or she must be able to race on all levels of boats and have selling skills. Interested? Send resumes to Loft General…

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Floor Manager UK Sailmakers Northeast

UK Sailmakers in Portchester, NY, is looking to hire a floor manager to head up a staff of five. Sailmaking and administrative skills are required. Interested? Send resumes to Emmett Dickheiser of UK Sailmakers New York at: emmett@uksailmakers.com

Sewer and Floor Work

Sewer and Floor Work

UK Sailmakers Miami, located in Coconut Grove area, is looking for a candidate who can sew and work on the floor, while working well with others! This opening is for a person who is interested in helping to build and…

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