A Look At Sails, Vol. 2: Headsails & Furling Gear


When buying new sails, sailors often overlook key details in jibs, genoas, and furling gear that can dramatically affect performance. Whether you want to reduce your tacking angles, make headway in heavy weather, or maintain good downwind speed in light air, finding the right headsail or furling system for your boat requires careful thought. Let Practical Sailor take the guesswork out of the decision-making with this detailed, in-depth look at headsail options.

With Headsails & Furling Gear (Part 2 of Practical Sailors A Look at Sailsseries), you’ll learn everything you need to know about:

– Furlers (with and without head swivels) – and our pick for Best Choice.

– Asymmetrical spinnakers and why shorthanded cruisers will find them valuable.

– Mini bowsprits and why they’re so popular on modern cruising hulls.

With this special publication, you’ll also learn the best time to buy a sail, the advantages (and disadvantages) of foil-less furlers, and about some of the best sailmakers in the business. (One company will repair your sail for as long as you own your boat!)

So order this valuable e-book today and discover how adding new sails and improving light-air performance is easier than ever.

*Please note: This is a downloadable E-book.

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