Never leave your sails exposed to the elements on the boom or furled around the headstay all winter. UK Sailmakers Winter Service is much better for your sails than abandoning them to the icy winter winds that will try to rip them to shreds. And if a shredded furling genoa is not bad enough, a flogging genoa has a good chance of blowing a boat off its jack- stands leading to disastrous results.
If you think stuffing your sails below for the winter is a good plan, think again. Sails attract moisture, which promotes the growth of mildew. That mildew can grow on your sails and on other damp surfaces inside your boat. If you are storing your sails yourself, keep them dry and warm; a dry basement is better than a cold garage. Better yet, bring your sails to our loft or call for a pick up from most local boatyards and yacht clubs.