Recent Sailing News:

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
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
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
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
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

Custom Axis Laminate (CAL) the Future in Cruising

High performance at Dacron prices

Tue, 25th Aug 2009
By Chuck Skewes

Custom Axis Laminate (CAL)  the Future in Cruising High performance at Dacron prices

Custom Axis Laminate Sails are exceeding all expectations.  The CAL Sails use Vectran Primary and Secondary load bearing threads, and Polyester fill threads, laminated between two durable light weight woven Dacron covers.  This gives the Vectran 100% U.V. protection and makes a very strong low stretch sail that gives any boat extra performance.

The Process uses a 7 layer lamination and an asymmetric thread layout.  The back of the sail has a different thread count than the front making the sail very low stretch and giving you the best performance.  These sails have the similar performance as our racing designs but are much more durable. The CAL Sails shape last about 40% longer than a Dacron sail as well.

Performance may not seam like an issue with cruising sails but performance is efficiency.  This means less healing, less weather helm, a wider wind range with the same sails, and easier to handle boat.  This not only makes your cruising more enjoyable but makes it much safer by not having to leave the cockpit as much for reefing and having more control of the boat in higher winds.

The value in these sails is extremely high.  Vectran Cruising Laminate sails are generally 30%-60% more than Dacron Sails.  The CAL Sails are very close to the same price.  Once customers try these sails they can not understand why everyone does not have them.

This article was posted on Tue, 25th Aug 2009