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The five layers (taffeta, film, load-path yarns, second film layer, taffeta) are dropped into a variable geometry thermo form in which the sail is heated and UV-bonded under vacuum pressure to become a one-piece finished membrane.

Not coating the yarns with glue makes for lighter (by 15-30%), more flexible, and more durable sails, which makes happier foredeck teams and happier owners who are not replacing their misshaped and broken sails as often.

Yes, there are seams in a Titanium sail, but they are there simply to shape the film layers. Unlike most high-tech sails in which structural yarns only run the width of an individual panel, a Titanium sail’s continuous yarns eliminate seam loads, load-induced seam distortion, wrinkles, or worse yet, seam failure. Titanium sails are smooth and wrinkle-free.

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Extra Durability With Taffeta

While very strong, Double-Taffeta Titanium sails are made more durable with the addition of a finely woven polyester taffeta layer laminated to both sides. The taffeta layers don’t add strength to the sail, but they protect the film layer from abrasion, which is a great benefit for cruising sailors. Taffeta comes in white or grey.

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Titanium fully-battened mainsail and cruising genoa with foam luff on an XC42. Both sails have double-sided white taffeta. Click to enlarge.
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An XP50 Uni-Titanium double taffeta boom-furling mainsail and roller/furling genoa. Click to enlarge.

Available Details

Available with:

  • Reefs
  • Loose Foot
  • Cunningham
  • Telltales
  • Draft Stripes
  • Sail Numbers
  • Leechline Options

Battens:

  • Powerhead
  • Full Battens
  • Furling Mains

Other Options:

  • Lazy Cradle
  • Lazy Jacks
  • Dutchman
  • Sail Cover
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