Sails

Im looking for opinions regarding racing sails and performance. Who likes which sailmaker, which sails seem to be the fastest right now. North, Quantum, Mad, Schurr, Ulman, etc. We typically sail on inland lakes in somewhat flat water and light to medium winds. Im open to suggestions. Thanks.

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I just purchased a complete set of Schurr sails.

I just purchased a complete set of Schurr sails. Just got them, haven't used them yet. I'm going on a Flying Scot sailing vacation in a day or two. Hunter Riddle at Schurr sails is very easy to deal with. I know from past experience that they make a quality product. Hunter says their new jib design is a little fuller than in the past. I just had my old sails repaired by Schurr. They went out the shop the same day as they went in. That's service, and that's not unusual if if you need quick turn-around.

I am a Quantum guy, full set.

I am a Quantum guy, full set. The sails look really nice and the radial kite is very fast. The Dieballs in OH are great guys to work with and they are very reasonably priced. Travis Weisleder 5341

In short, all new crisp sails go a lot faster than a set that is

In short, all new crisp sails go a lot faster than a set that is two (or more) years old. Trim, boat setup and technique are all key as well. Travis was going fast at the NAC, I like North's Snug Rig setup and Fisher and Eagan and the Goughs seemed to do OK with them. Practice, practice, practice, good boat setup, good trim, a clean bottom and fresh sails from any of the sailmakers that support the class, and you can win. Have fun with it, Phil Scheetz FS 4086

Phil Scheetz

FS 4086

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club

Eventually I need to get new sails to.

Eventually I need to get new sails to. I think the main is still the original which would put it at 11 years. I have a newer jib I use for races and the original jib. All sails are from NorthSail. My question is should I just get a new main or should I go for a full set, considering the jib is quite a bit cheaper than the main?

Claus FS5074 Ames, IA

For what it's worth, I'm happy with my new (2006) Mad sails.

For what it's worth, I'm happy with my new (2006) Mad sails. I've now raced them in 3 regattas and a number of club races with good results. Before Mads I had vintage 1995 Norths which were fine as well but after 10 years or so it was time for an upgrade. J. Lott

Bill at Gus Sails cuts a great suite of sails at a very attracti

Bill at Gus Sails cuts a great suite of sails at a very attractive price that is lower than most other sailmakers (just be patient on lead times). The most recent win for Bill's sails were at the Flying Scot NAC. 1st in Championship division, 1st in Challanger division, 1st in Women's Championship. His sails have also won many other championships. Gus Sails http://www.gussails.net Michael Mittman FS# 5804 http://www.FlyingScotSouth.com Michael Mittman FS# 5804, Fleet 23 Corinthian Sailing Club White Rock Lake Dallas, TX

Michael Mittman

FS 5804, Fleet 23

Corinthian Sailing Club

White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX, USA

I just bought a full set of Ulman sails (main, jib & tri-radial

I just bought a full set of Ulman sails (main, jib & tri-radial spinnaker) from Latell[8D] Sails in Deltaville, VA. Jerry cuts them for the snug rig set up. Very happy with them so far, seem to be very fast. They've made a big difference for us at our local club, finishing near the front now. Its taken me a little time to dial in the rig and the sails, I had a set a origional Paul Schreck sails when I bought the boat, so new ones were overdue. As Phil Scheetz says below; practice, practice, practice. Bruce FS2777
Bruce FS 5600