Should you put an offshore reinforcement package on the lower quality Dacrons or is that something that you just put on the better quality sail cloth? When it comes to the quality of Dacron sails, the better the quality, like the 400 and 500 series we offer, the longer they’re going to hold their sail shape and the more resistance they will have to UV damage from the sun. This level of Dacron sails will last you longer. The offshore package we offer has double tapes along the leech, luff, and foot. Wider seams, leech seam wedgies, reef reinforcement belts, and upgraded hardware.
For anyone doing an ocean crossing, serious offshore sailing, or are the type of sailor that likes to be out in any condition, we recommend having one in your sail inventory. We recommend this because most sailors only have one mainsail on board. A trysail is there to make sure that your mainsail does not take on any unnecessary damage and means you are able to confidently sail in heavier weather conditions. This blog explores the benefits of a trysail and why trysails are built to withstand more extreme conditions.
We will be discussing the best methods to handle your boat safely in foul weather conditions while sailing offshore. Learning how to safely handle your vessel in these conditions can give you the confidence to overcome this fear, ultimately seeing the storm not as an ordeal but simply an opportunity to sail in different conditions. The blog ascertains the points of passage planning, prior preparations and heavy weather sail configurations and more.