Friday, 29 March 2013

New sails on test

This year we treated El Rubicon to a new set of sails from Jeckells the sailmakers, with most of the wind strengths last week in the region of 25 knots plus we have had zero opportunity to try out the cruising chute but reefing practice has been plentiful. With the new sails and fresh antifoul we are easily achieving boat speeds in the region of 8 knots plus.

So far we have been very satisfied with the sails and I have to say that sailing fast has never been so easy. We chose Jeckells because they listened to our needs and offered a great value for money product. Sure we could have gone upmarket and spend another 50% for a set of beautifully crafted sails but as we are not a race boat, we are more interested in functionality and durability than aesthetics.

So if your thinking about a new sail, give Jeckells a call or visit their website and fill in the online contact form. As an added bonus the sails are made in the UK so you are supporting the British Marine Industry.

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