Tape-Drive Carbon/Aramid – Racing Mainsail

A Classic 8-Meter racing with Tape-Drive carbon and black aramid Powerhead mainsail and genoa.

Tape-Drive Carbon’s name comes from the black carbon fiber tapes used on the sails. The matrix of load-bearing carbon tapes can be applied to a range of skin materials.

Three different weights of black aramid laminate made by Dimension Polyant for Tape-Drive sails. The lightweight material is used for small boats or light wind genoas. The medium weight laminate can be used for mainsails up to 45 feet, while the heavy material is used for heavy air jibs and offshore mainsails.

Tape-Drive Carbon/Aramid is the highest performance combination for Tape-Drive sails. The grid of load path carbon tapes is bonded to a laminate skin made with aramid yarns (aramid is the generic name for yarns including Kevlar, Twaron and Technora). Aramid laminates come in different weights so that sails can be customized for different sized boats and different wind ranges. See the three different samples below. These all-black sails have the least amount of stretch of any Tape-Drive sails UK Sailmakers makes.

Tape-Drive Carbon sails are perfect for racer/cruisers who need sails to last more than three years. In fact, after a Tape-Drive sail loses its racing edge, it still has many years service left for daysailing and deliveries.


Available details:

Available with:
– Reefs
– Loose foot
– Cunningham
– Telltales
– Draft Stripes
– Sail Numbers
– Leechline

Available with:
– Double Taffeta
– Single Taffeta
– Partial Taffeta

– Powerhead
– Full Battens
– Square Top

Other options:
– Sail Cover


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