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Racing Mainsails

UK Sailmakers Ireland Racing

Most sailors tend to both cruise and race. Therefore, we primarily offer “performance cruising” sails. Even those who never race want their boat to sail well and reliably. Our performance cruising sails are made with UK Sailmakers’ Titanium membranes, X-Drive® load-path reinforced laminates, and premium dacrons.

Performance cruising sails hold their shape well, which makes them good for club racing and comfortable fast cruising. A sail that loses its aerodynamic shape makes sailing less comfortable and stretched-out roller furling mains tend to jam when rolling in and out of the mast. For budget-constrained sailors, UK Sailmakers does make sails with basic cruising dacron, but even these are built to a higher standard than off-brand sails. UK Sailmakers uses proper-sized corner and reef patches, premium hardware, and UV covers that go on last covering the corner webbings and stitching.

UniTITANIUMLSMain14 0R2

TITANIUM

Description:
Lightest weight racing sail with continuous load-path yarns.

Construction:
Molded membrane containing carbon load-path fibers running continuously from corner to corner over an aramid scrim. Lite Skin® or taffeta on the exterior gives the sail extra durability.

Appearance:
Black

Shape stability:
*****

Condition after 500 hours:
****

UV Resistance:
****

Price:
$$$$$

XDSILVERMain14 1R

X-DRIVE

Description:
Load-path reinforced laminate sail.

Construction:
Extra light-weight cross-cut laminate panels reinforced with corner-to-corner carbon or S-Glass reinforcing yarns bonded to the sail. Option to have Lite Skin® or taffeta on one or both sides of the sail. Also option for partial taffeta on the leech only.

Appearance:
Black, grey or white

Shape stability:
****

Condition after 500 hours:
****

UV Resistance:
****

Price:
$$$ – $$$$

RADIAL14 1R

RADIAL

Description:
Tri-Radial panel layout for increased shape holding.

Construction:
Long narrow panels radiating from the corners of the sail that follows the load path connecting the three corners. The narrower panels, the better the shape-holding.

Appearance:
Black, Grey and or white

Shape stability:
***

Condition after 500 hours:
***

UV Resistance:
***

Price:
$$$-$$$$

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