Cruising : the secrets of making headsails
Headsails for cruising: genoa, jib…
With webbing built in to keep the foot of the sail as close to the deck as possible (deck effect), the tack radiates out but not too much in order to facilitate furling.
The webbing along the foot prevents tearing and displacement aft of the primary webbing.
Leech lines come with a purchase system for ease of adjustment.
The system (block and cleat) is hidden away in a Velcro pocket for a clean finish.
Protection and forward-thinking
From 35 – 40 feet upwards, clew attachment points are textile. This minimises the risk of damage to your mast and standing rigging during manoeuvres.
Cleats, which are aluminium on this size of boat, are sewn on and protected by pockets for the same reasons.
Your foredeck crew will thank us….
Hanked sails are fitted with plastic protection to prevent oxidation of the eyelets from passing into the sail via capillary action.
Beneath each eyelet, there is a double layer of Dacron to prevent slipping.
The luff bolt rope is integrated into the sail to counter the horizontal load of the hanks, and prevents the eyelets from slipping.