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Do you need a set of storm sails?

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A good set of storm sails can be a get out of jail free card if you find yourself caught in heavy weather. A necessity for offshore passages whether cruising or racing and a prudent safety item for most cruisers.

Guest Blog - Furling Your Mainsail

 

Main Sail Furling
BY ANDY RICE, INTERVIEWING BJARNE LORENZEN

Most of the time we think of furling headsails but as Bjarne Lorenzen of sailmaker Doyle O’leu explains, there are options for furling your mainsail too. In the fifth and final post from this series, Bjarne considers the pros and cons of ‘in boom’ or ‘in mast’.

Code Zero Torsional Cable: Tackle Luff Length Troubles

 

Torsional Cable Luff Length CC Doyle Oleu Sailmakers

Image Credit: Doyle Oleu Sailmakers

 

Previously on the upffront.com blog, we looked at how to measure a new torsional cable for your boat, and emphasised the importance of an accurate measurement to ensure a correct cable specification for your new code zero or downwind asymmetric.

 

Guest Blog - The Ups and Downs of Top-down Furling

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BY ANDY RICE, INTERVIEWING BJARNE LORENZEN

 

In part three of this blog series, Bjarne Lorenzen of sailmaker Doyle O’leu explains the benefits of top-down furling, one of the big developments of the past decade which has trickled down to the cruising scene from the Volvo Ocean Race.

Guest Blog - Why and When You Need a Code Zero


Code Zero CC Bjarne Lorenzen Meike Brunssen Knierim Yachtbau

BY ANDY RICE, INTERVIEWING BJARNE LORENZEN
Image Credit: Bjarne Lorenzen, Meike Brunssen Knierim Yachtbau

In the last blog, Bjarne Lorenzen of sailmaker Doyle O’leu talked about the exciting new performance cruiser, the 39BEN built by Bente in Germany. While the sail plan will develop over time, the code zero was one of the first sails to go into the inventory. Here, Lorenzen explains the appeal of the code zero, a sail that emerged from the offshore racing world and is now firmly established as an essential part of a modern cruising sail package.

We are constantly reporting on the latest innovations in the marine industry which offer weight savings whilst, at the same time, increasing safety factors. The result: lighter, faster, safer and more exciting sailing.

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