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Ullman Sails T-Shirt Night
Wed, 20th Jun 2018
It was a great night out sailing Ullman Sails T-Shirt Night during the CRA Beer Can Series.  Thank you all that participated.  Do not forget about Ullman Sails CRA Halloween Regatta in Oc
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T-Shirt Wednesday
Thu, 31st May 2018
Wednesday June 20th is Ullman Sails night at the CRA Beer Can Series.  The Ullman Sails Team members will be out photographing and the pictures will be posted here immediately after the r
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Seattle POD Regatta
Thu, 26th May 2016
May 21-22 2016 The Second Annual POD Regatta (Puget Sound One Design) was a great success with 54 boats over 8 classes.  Winds were 5-10 on Saturday with some large shifts coming thr
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Oregon Offshore 2016
Tue, 17th May 2016
The 2016 Oregon Offshore from Astoria Oregon to Victoria BC is an annual event that has seen some growth in the last few years.  This year it was a great event with wind from the start and lot
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Rodrigo Cuellar Dipp to Manage Ullman Sails PV
Fri, 13th May 2016
Ullman Sails excitedly announces the opening of Ullman Sails Puerto Vallarta.  The full service loft on Mexico’s west coast offers new sails, canvas and sail service to the local sailing
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Fiberpath Cruising Makes Happy Sailors

Northwest Couple going on 4 Years with Fiberpath

Sun, 7th Jun 2009
By Tom Barrett

Fiberpath Cruising Makes Happy Sailors Northwest Couple going on 4 Years with Fiberpath

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.
The FibrePath sail has been great for the Puget Sound’s variable conditions.  It has performed well for the last 4-1/2 years in both light and heavy air, during both cruising and racing activities.  We have the Elite version with dacron taffeta on one side.  Durability has been great with only needing chafe areas covered and the foot and leech caps replaced this year.  Emerald Lady’s crew of two recommends it highly.

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