It is not every day we are asked to build a sail like this! Here are several photos showing the sail under
construction and sailing. The luff is 62.5 feet, and the foot is 31.83 feet.
is a lot of Kevlar! Synthia Petroka prepares Kevlar straps to reinforce
Don Teakell (right) and Alex
Buddington (left) connect the tack and cunningham
reinforcement. Alex is kneeling on the window which makes up a large
percentage of the foot of the sail. The head is up and to the left,
while the clew is down and to the left.
the "sail-walk" to get the brand new sail out to the boat. The rain
did not dampen anybody's spirits.
This is the completed sail, first
time out of the bag...well, no bag...the sail
was delivered with the full length battens installed. The sail bag
would have been 32 feet long!
The window is Kevlar reinforced
monofilm. The Kevlar straps going across the window connect the clew ring to the luff sliders to reduce the load on the
window material. Kneeling at the mast is the boat's designer,