the matrix

The story of the development of fibre-film sail material is one of steady development with the occasional bigger step up in product performance. Another such step may be just around the next corner…

Sailmaking has evolved in some interesting directions in recent years, with many variations of film-fibre laminates and fibre-only constructs.

All have promised to deliver improved performance by lighter weight, better durability and greater resistance to distortion in the desired mould shape of the sail.

Read on.