Fiberpath Cruising Makes Happy Sailors
Northwest Couple going on 4 Years with FiberpathSun, 7th Jun 2009
By Tom Barrett
Ullman’s FibrePath Genoa has become our “all purpose” sail for our Catalina 27, “Emerald Lady”. It has given us at least 10% greater speed to weather and allow us to reduce our on board sail inventory.
Before acquiring the FiberPath 150, we carried a 110% cross cut for heavier winds. Carrying the additional sail is no longer necessary. With the roller reefed FiberPath, we can easily reduce sail while maintaining speed and pointing ability. No longer do we have to accept going sideways with little forward speed. By reefing the FP Genoa to more than 1/3 of the LP and double reefing the Ullman main, we sail to weather in 35 knots of wind while heeling only 15 degrees.
Tom and Eileen Barrett
Congratulations to Tom and Eileen for taking first overall in Bremerton YC’s Around Blake Island Race overall this weekend!
This article was posted on Sun, 7th Jun 2009