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Buying a new mainsail

It towers 18 metres into the blue and is ten percent bigger than the previous mainsail by Swiss sailmaker VM Sails, which came with a short foot luff in the nineties. Five battens, two of them continuous at the top, stabilise the new mainsail. In fall before, sailmaker Arnd Deutsch and I had discussed a special sailcloth and other details. …

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The adventure of buying a new sail

Does a post about buying a single sail, a new jib make sense? I think so, as sailing Swede 55 is mostly about upwind pleasure. And for a long time I sailed Gamle Swede with an old, worn out and to small jib. Believe it or not: It was made by Canon/Västervik in 1979. For that long you can use …