SAILS

As the most important element of your vessel in terms of delivering you fast and predictable passage-making and all-round sailing performance for you and your crew, your choice of sails and the provision of maintenance to them is critical to your boating pleasure. As sailors, at Arun Sails we recognise this and take pride in understanding the wants and needs of our customers and delivering quality products. Its what we call Sailor-Made Solutions.

We have developed a sail database which holds more than 4,000 sail plans. The database has been published as a book and is considered the ‘bible’ for the sail making industry.

Main Sail

The Mainsail is used more than any other sail on a boat, so its design, material and componentry choice and construction methods are critical to delivering a long-lasting, high performing product.

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Head Sail

The Headsail has a more demanding life than any other sail, so we design in extra strength and durability to ensure that its shape is maintained throughout its life. Each sail is designed, shaped, cut and assembled to deliver exceptional performance and a long life, with special attention being paid to the seams and reinforcing the areas of stress and point loading.

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Spinnaker

A spinnaker is designed specifically for sailing off the wind, with the wind 90°–180° off bow. Fabric choice is critical, as a spinnaker must be light enough to fly in light airs, yet strong enough to cope with an unexpected gust. We take time to design the panel shapes and seams to ensure that this tricky compromise is optimised.

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Gennaker

The Arun Gennaker, made from colourful, rip-stop nylon spinnaker cloth and bi-radial in design, is easier to use than a spinnaker and makes a great choice for sailing off the wind in light winds. We ensure that our design criteria and cloth choice give you great downwind performance.

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Stormsail

Whether you are planning a voyage in heavy weather or just find yourself caught out by changing weather patterns, what is required for a heavy weather sailing is a specific sail cut quite flat from much heavier cloth and robustly stitched to see you safely back to port. Often honked on rather than relying on a boltrope in a sleeve, as well as designing and making you a robust storm sail, we can advise and fit the appropriate deck ware to set this sail safely.

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Cruising Chute

A cruising chute is primarily the same as a gennaker or asymmetric spinnaker. However, cruising chutes tend to be a little easier to handle than a racing asymmetric sail and in many cases they are more modest in size and are cut a little more conservatively. Ideal for the short-handed or family sailor, we make sure that we build you a long-lasting addition to your sail wardrobe.

 

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Snuffer

Many spinnakers and cruising chutes are fitted with a ‘snuffer’ which is a large lightweight nylon sock which is retracted with a dedicated line once the sail has been hoisted. This allows you to fill the sail in a controlled manner. When you want to drop the sail you simply turn onto a deep broad reach, ease off the sail’s working sheet, then pull the snuffer down and over the sail, thus depowering it and collecting it ready for stowing.

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SAILS

As the most important element of your vessel in terms of delivering you fast and predictable passage-making and all-round sailing performance for you and your crew, your choice of sails and the provision of maintenance to them is critical to your boating pleasure. As sailors, at Arun Sails we recognise this and take pride in understanding the wants and needs of our customers and delivering quality products. Its what we call Sailor-Made Solutions.

We have developed a sail database which holds more than 4,000 sail plans. The database has been published as a book and is considered the ‘bible’ for the sail making industry.

Main Sail

The Mainsail is used more than any other sail on a boat, so its design, material and componentry choice and construction methods are critical to delivering a long-lasting, high performing product.

See More

Head Sail

The Headsail has a more demanding life than any other sail, so we design in extra strength and durability to ensure that its shape is maintained throughout its life. Each sail is designed, shaped, cut and assembled to deliver exceptional performance and a long life, with special attention being paid to the seams and reinforcing the areas of stress and point loading.

See More

Spinnaker

A spinnaker is designed specifically for sailing off the wind, with the wind 90°–180° off bow. Fabric choice is critical, as a spinnaker must be light enough to fly in light airs, yet strong enough to cope with an unexpected gust. We take time to design the panel shapes and seams to ensure that this tricky compromise is optimised.

See More

Gennaker

The Arun Gennaker, made from colourful, rip-stop nylon spinnaker cloth and bi-radial in design, is easier to use than a spinnaker and makes a great choice for sailing off the wind in light winds. We ensure that our design criteria and cloth choice give you great downwind performance.

See More

Stormsail

Whether you are planning a voyage in heavy weather or just find yourself caught out by changing weather patterns, what is required for a heavy weather sailing is a specific sail cut quite flat from much heavier cloth and robustly stitched to see you safely back to port. Often honked on rather than relying on a boltrope in a sleeve, as well as designing and making you a robust storm sail, we can advise and fit the appropriate deck ware to set this sail safely.

See More

Cruising Chute

A cruising chute is primarily the same as a gennaker or asymmetric spinnaker. However, cruising chutes tend to be a little easier to handle than a racing asymmetric sail and in many cases they are more modest in size and are cut a little more conservatively. Ideal for the short-handed or family sailor, we make sure that we build you a long-lasting addition to your sail wardrobe.

See More

Snuffer

Many spinnakers and cruising chutes are fitted with a ‘snuffer’ which is a large lightweight nylon sock which is retracted with a dedicated line once the sail has been hoisted. This allows you to fill the sail in a controlled manner. When you want to drop the sail you simply turn onto a deep broad reach, ease off the sail’s working sheet, then pull the snuffer down and over the sail, thus depowering it and collecting it ready for stowing.

See More