Treat your ship to something good for the coming season, for example a new sailing wardrobe. It's worth it in itself - or especially - for older cruising yachts. With the right cloth, the ship really gets going. We reveal what is important in a purchase and more.
The foresail claws, the big one wrinkles, and the spinnaker looks a bit threadbare. Then it is high time for new sails. But which cloths are the right ones? Not every ship is the same, and not every owner has the same intentions.
There are special fabrics and cuts for racers, for ambitious cruising sailors, for ships with large crews and those that are mainly steered by two or even one hand. Everyone has different requirements - and the sailmaker has the right thing for everyone. We explain what buyers should look for when placing an order.
However, the sail alone is far from being the end of it. There is also the equipment, from the reef strap to the mast slider, from the leech clamp to the cunningham, from the stag rider to the sail bag. We tell you what you should think about.
And because not everyone has a new boat, we still give a lot of tips on how to get a little extra speed out of even very old ships with the right cloth. In short, tuning for the ship.
On a total of 20 pages, owners, charterers and fellow sailors can find everything they need to know about sails. You can read it in the new YACHT (issue 22/07, available in newsagents from Wednesday).