Chesapeake Sailmakers delivers a new Tri-Radial Hydranet Offshore Mainsail to Isbjörn, a 1972 Swan 48’ just in time for the RORC Caribbean 600.
When Andy and Mia of the World Cruising Club USA approached Chesapeake Sailmakers on building a new mainsail for Isbjörn their requirements called for a strong, durable offshore mainsail capable of world cruising. Chesapeake Sailmakers traveled to St Thomas to complete a thorough measurement of Isbjörn as well as analyzing the rig set-up and tuning, offering some recommendations. This enables us to build a better sail as well as offer our customer some insights and suggestions to improve their boat and get the most performance out of their new sail.
Here is the twist, Andy and Mia did not want to sacrifice performance as they have goals to compete in some regattas. This was a significant request as this offshore cruising mainsail needed to also perform like a racing sail. Our recommendation was for a Tri-Radial construction using Dimens...
Chuck O'Malley of Chesapeake Sailmakers will be a featured speaker at the Ocean Sailing Seminar sponsored by the World Cruising Club. The World Cruising Club is the world's leading sailing rally specialist. They host seven distinct rallies every year, most notably the ARC and the Caribbean 1500. This year they will be hosting a DelMarVa rally this summer. Register for the seminar in Annapolis March 22 & 23. They have great presenters, and the content is very targeted for offshore passages. Please visit their website for more details, www.worldcruising.com