Choosing the Right Fabric For Your Sails: part one

For many years the only choice sailors had for fabric and engineering for their sails was cross-cut Dacron sails and for many years cross-cut Dacron sails suited them just fine. They were durable, aesthetically pleasing and not too costly, all good attributes in a sail. Things, however, have changed and

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Blowout!

Sail repairs at sea are not a matter of "if" but "when"...since sails that are used hard offshore will eventually need your tender loving care  (published April 2014) As a team, we had crossed the North Atlantic twice and sailed from England to South Africa without a serious equipment failure.

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