UK SAILMAKERS IRELAND UNVEILS NEW SHANNON ONE DESIGN SAILS

UK Sailmakers Ireland is pleased to announce the launch of their new design for the Shannon One Design class, now available for purchase from their Cork sail loft.

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The process began with a carefully refined design. Once UK Sailmakers Ireland was satisfied with the digital prototype, it was shared with top sailors in the class. They reviewed the 3D model from all angles, using a BSG SailPack viewer file.

UK SAILMAKERS IRELAND UNVEILS NEW SHANNON ONE DESIGN SAILS

Reviewing the Shannon One Design sail from UK Sailmakers Ireland on the BSG SailPack 3D viewer.

After incorporating this feedback into the design, the first version of the Shannon One Design sail was produced and raced with great success last season. At the end of the 2023 season, Barry Hayes and the UK Sailmakers Ireland team further developed the sail. Using the 3D viewer file, the sail shape was adjusted four more times to optimize performance.

UK SAILMAKERS IRELAND UNVEILS NEW SHANNON ONE DESIGN SAILS

The new Shannon One Design sail from UK Sailmakers Ireland.

Following shape adjustments, the sail details were revised three times, covering everything from eyelets to reefs to battens, ensuring perfection in every detail for future orders. Currently, 14 of these new Shannon One Design sails are in production for the 2024 season.

UK SAILMAKERS IRELAND UNVEILS NEW SHANNON ONE DESIGN SAILS

Measuring the new Shannon One Design sail from UK Sails.

These 14 sails were measured this April by John Leech and Harry Croxon, who were delighted to see that the sails measured correctly and that every detail was spot-on. From concept to design to production, UK Sailmakers Ireland can do it all.

John Leech said, “I was very impressed with the one design precision and accuracy of all the sails and looking forward to seeing them competing on the water.”

Barry Hayes
Barry Hayes

Barry Hayes is the director of UK Sailmakers Ireland. He previously managed the main UK Production facility for UK Sailmakers in Hong Kong and has been a sail designer with UK Sailmakers for over 15 years.

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