Structural Tape Sails

Structural Tape Sails are derived from the unique Tape Drive ® sails. It is a technique to manufacture light, rigid sails. The sails are very smooth and durable. This technique combines 2 elements in a special and effective way, a light membrane sail and a continuous web of sturdy, stretch-free tapes.

 

This very effective reinforcement gives the sail continuous strength. Thanks to the pattern of Carbon tapes it does not matter whether a sail is reefed or not.

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Construction of the sail

 

  • The base sail consists of strips in a horizontal cut. This gives the sail a nice and even profile.

  • The base material is light and flexible laminate (mylar foil(s) and scrim yarns).

  • The scrim yarns are made of polyester.

  • For touring or/and competition sailing, it is possible to apply a protective taffeta (light Dacron fabric) on one side of the construction. This makes the sail heavier, but also more durable.

  • For true racing sailing, choose the light film to film construction.

Benefits

  • High dimensional stability despite the use of light materials.

  • Perfect sailing form thanks to smart design technology.

  • Weight savings, sometimes up to 50% compared to other sails.

  • Excellent value for money and durability.

  • Special features and excellent performance.

  • Keeps shape when reefed.

  • Can be used longer in strong winds because of the shape retention.

  • Even effective in less wind due to weight savings.

  • Low center of gravity for the boat under sail because of less weight high up the mast.

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