Sail Cuts

CROSS CUT / HORIZONTAL CUT

In this cut, the sheets run horizontally from the leech to the luff. The cross cut cut can be profiled well and the leech is effectively regulated. It is a proven, durable and current cut. Still one of our best-selling cuts.

TRI-RADIAL CUT

This cut takes into account the force curve in sails with an aspect ratio greater than approx. 2.5: 1 – for long, slim sails. The strongest cloth is arranged in the area of the greatest forces. With a tri-radial cut, the sail has less stretch and a longer shape. Lighter wipes can be used in the front part of the sail. This cut is ideal for laminates.

BI-RADIAL CUT

This cut is suitable for sails that are used in different wind areas, such as Reef genuas and mainsails. Due to the arrangement of the panels and seams along the lines of force, different fabric weights can be used.The bi-radial cut is particularly suitable for mainsails, but also for headsails with an aspect ratio of less than approx. 2.5: 1 (luff to bottom).

FULL-RADIAL CUT

This cut is the best choice for small and light boats and a skipper with a penchant for sporty sailing. Also a good cut for battenless mainsails with a furling system.

VERTICAL CUT

This cut is very suitable for small to medium-sized ships. This cut is ideal for battenless mainsails with inner mast furling systems.

 

Info Cloth

Here you´ll find an overview and all information about our sailcloth

DRACON / POLYESTER YARN MIXED FABRIC DACRON / DYNEEMA SPINNAKER / GENNAKER CLOTH NYLON SANDWICH / LAMINATE PATH TAPED & MEMBRAN SAIL

DACRON / POLYESTER YARN

CRUISING SERIES

The cruising cloth is an outstanding all-purpose fabric. This material has been developed for a wide range of uses and is made of high-strength polyester yarns. The cruising cloth offers good diagonal strain properties and its durability ensures a long life. Its attractiveness lies in the excellent price performance ratio. A perfect solution for cross-cut sails.

Cut: cross-cut, horizontal cut, vertical cut (in-mast furling sails)

HIGH ASPECT SAILCLOTH

With High Aspect sails, the strongest load is distributed along the leech. These sails are characterized by their high and narrow profile. To manufacture this cloth, only the highest quality yarns and densest fabrics are used. We use strong fill yarns and lighter, consequently crimped, warp yarns. Thereby aligning the entirely straight fill yarns with the load bearing direction of the sail. This weaving technique results in the highest weft stability combined with an exceptionally good diagonal elongation.

Cut: cross-cut / horizontal cut sails

LOW ASPECT SAILCLOTH

Low Aspect sails have a greater basic length, which makes it desirable to spread the load more evenly about the sail. This type of sail also requires uncompromisingly high quality cloths, that are woven according to the highest manufacturing standards. A very important characteristic of the Low Aspect Series is the balance of power between the fill yarns and the diagonal elongation. To achieve this effect, we use fill yarns less strong than in the High Aspect cloths, which allows them to crimp slightly with the warp yarns. A perfect balance between the strength of the fill and the diagonal stability leads to a well distributed load over the entire surface of the sail.

Cut: cross-cut / horizontal cut sails

STRONG FILL / HIGH ASPECT

DIMENSION-POLYANT Strong Fill / High Aspect quality sailcloth has been developed to offer a very strong fill oriented sailcloth suitable for high aspect, high performance mainsails, jibs and genoas. The Strong Fill fabrics show the best combination of low stretch performance and durability in high aspect applications. These styles feature excellent fill stability without sacrificing bias control.

Cut: cross-cut / horizontal cut sails

SQUARE

DIMENSION-POLYANT Square® was designed for use in performance oriented sails. These premium polyester styles are used when, in addition to hightened warp and fill stability, improved off-the-threadline support is required. Square® styles are unique in many aspects.

These sails are easily identified by a ripstop pattern woven into the substrate by using either 500 or 1000 denier yarns paired in both the warp and the fill direction.

SQUARE

These yarns enable an extremely rugged fabric, even in the lightweight styles with the very firm HTP® plus finish.

All the Square® styles feature evenly balanced constructions, woven with very tightly packed small denier yarns. Combined with larger size Square® yarns, it makes for styles with low stretch in all three directions and suitable for both vertical and crosscut constructions in racing as well as cruising sails.

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BLENDED FABRIC MADE OF DACRON / DYNEEMA

HYDRA NET

Hydra Net® is a patent of the DIMENSION-POLYANT crew, a combination of high-strength polyester fabric with a woven-in Dyneema® net. Specially developed high-performance weaving machines enable DIMENSION-POLYANT to create this high-tech connection from dense fabric quality and a stabilizing Dyneema® net.

Cut: cross-cut / horizontal cut sails

HYDRA NET RADIAL

With Hydra Net® radial, DIMENSION-POLYANT supplements the range of Hydra Net® fabrics with a number of qualities that have been specially developed for radially cut sails. Due to the patented fabric construction and the special finish, Hydra Net® radial fabrics have particularly high tensile strengths that exceed the values of other fabrics and many laminates. Hydra Net® radial has a high proportion of Dyneema® fibers in the warp direction, is particularly tightly woven and dimensionally stable and has a pleasantly soft feel. Difficult design parameters, which previously could only be achieved with laminate cloths, can be realized with Hydra Net® radial fabrics. The Hydra Net® radial range comprises several qualities that can be combined for step down constructions.

Cut: radial / tri-radial

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SPINNANKER / GENNAKER CLOTH NYLON

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We use a ripstop nylon from Bainbridge for our cruising spinnakers. A fabric construction with strong 30 denier yarns was chosen for this cloth. This cloth is tearproof and its strength is geared towards longevity. A very good solution for all cruising sails.

Grammage:
45/gm² 1,05 oz
70/gm² 1,6 oz

Available colors:
– red
– white
– dark blue

Spinnaker-Gennaker-alphaCRUISING / CLUB RACING

For our customers, who also like to sail a club regatta, we have chosen the fabrics so that these needs are also fully met. In this segment we use multi-purpose nylons, which are particularly characterized by the impregnated coating, which is particularly durable and does not break. As a result, our MPs have the properties of a cloth for regatta sailors, but remain dimensionally stable for longer. You can recommend this cloth to everyone with a clear conscience.

Grammage:
48/gm² 1,12oz
77/gm² 1,85 0z
116/gm² 2,70oz

Available in all colors

Spinnaker-Gennaker-alphaRACING

In the Racing segment, we only process fabrics of above-average high quality. These cloths are all coated with silicone to keep the weight as low as possible when in contact with moisture. With these cloths, regatta sailors can drive a lighter cloth in higher wind areas. In general, a grammage covers almost the entire wind range. A 0.5 can then be driven up to 20 kn wind. We use the following types of cloth in this segment:
AIRX Bainbridge
Dynalite Contender

Grammage, color:
32/gm² 0,75oz white
37g/m² 0,86oz white, red, blue
40g/m² 0,90oz white,
44/gm² 1,00oz white, red, blue
67/gm² 1,60oz white

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SANDWICH / LAMINATES

CRUISING LAMINATE CL

The CL laminates were developed to make the advantages of laminated canvas over woven canvas available to the committed cruiser and ocean-going sailor at affordable prices. Choosing CL sailcloths gives you better performance, less stretch and better sail position. These are advantages that woven canvas cannot compete with. CL laminates are also very durable. The construction is based on a scrim. Flat, untwisted fibers are laid on a grid. Compared to woven canvas, this construction significantly increases the performance of the fiber. The essential advantages at a glance.

• Reduced fabric weight improves the light wind properties and handling.
• Less stretch means better profile accuracy, which means more propulsion and less heeling.
• Double taffeta sandwich construction make CL particularly robust and durable.

Cut: radial / tri-radial

CRUISER / RACER LAMINATE PENTEX

DIAX-LSP cloths benefit from an additional fiber scrim. Thanks to the technology used in the Grand Prix-Race laminates, the DIAX scrim tolerates a high diagonal load of 45 degrees to warp and weft, which improves longevity and profile accuracy. The general, lower stretch of this laminate is particularly important for roller sails. It comes into play when the sail is reefed and the load no longer follows the ideal course of forces.

Cut: radial / tri-radia

RACING LAMINATE KEVLAR & CARBON X-TECH

These qualities combine several exclusive DIMENSION-POLYANT technologies in a logical racing laminate series. Thanks to our newly developed Ti-Tex process, we avoid crimping in the lower load range and achieve an absolutely linear strain curve. With an adhesive additive, the aramid yarns are better protected against UV rays.

GPL GRAPHX PERFORMANCE

GraphX® carbon sailcloth from DIMENSION-POLYANT for regatta and cruising yachts of all sizes have an excellent reputation in the world of sailing. Decisive fiber treatment and the use of the INSERT technology patented by DIMENSION-POLYANT are decisive for the high reliability of all GraphX® qualities. GraphX®-GPL uses the full strength of high performance carbon. GPL laminates are made from high-strength carbon fibers with a stable base grid and X-PLY® from Technora® Black. They are regatta cloths with excellent resistance to stretching, kinking and UV radiation.

Cut: radial / tri-radia

CODE ZERO LAMINATE

Code Zero sails were originally developed for offshore regattas, but are now becoming increasingly popular with club racing and track regattas. A Code Zero sail is similar to an asymmetrical spinnaker, but it has a flatter cut and is used like a light wind genoa. Conventional spinnaker fabrics do not offer enough stretch resistance in this area of application. For this reason, DIMENSION-POLYANT has developed this particularly light series of laminates. This cloth is coated on one side with taffeta.

Grammatur:
73g/m² 1,70oz
90/gm² 2,10oz
94/gm² 2,20oz
124/gm² 2,90oz

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FIBER PATH TAPED & MEMBRAN SEGEL

PS – ONE RACE & TAFFETA

Our PS-one taped Sails are designed in a three-dimensional cross cut. The carrier films differ depending on the area of application and intended use. There are three categories, polyester, tawron, spectra. Depending on the application, the tapes are then applied to the finished sail along the previously calculated load lines. The special thing about these sails is that the tape strips run continuously from one end to the other of the sail and thus the optimum load distribution is achieved continuously.

The advantages of PS-one are significant.

• Thanks to optimized load distribution, lighter carrier foils can be used, so you have less weight in the top
• Optimal power distribution of the load lines through continuous tape strips from the foot to the top
• Little cracking, since the braid of tapes only allows the tear to the next tape. (Cracks over 10cm are almost not possible) Cracks can be repaired with the simplest of means.

PS – ONE RACE & TAFFETA

We offer two versions of our PS-one line:

PS-one Race
Carrier film Mylar

PS-one Taffeta
Taffeta carrier film on one side
Carrier film Taffeta tapes incorporated on both sides

With both variants you have the possibility to choose from 3 types of tape. We offer you:

Glass fiber tapes – Silver Edition
Kevlar Tapes – Gold Edition
Carbon tapes – black edition

PS – GRAND PRIX

PS Grand Prix membrane sails are the ultimate regatta sails. Each sail is tailored to the individual boat type. The fiber orientation corresponds exactly to the previously calculated load lines and can therefore be calculated as little as necessary. The result is a membrane sail that is light and absolutely dimensionally stable. The fibers are applied to the carrier film in a highly technical process and then welded using a vacuum process. PS Grand Prix sail is the result of years of experience and is tailored to the ambitious regatta sailor. “Sail almost as beautiful as nature would create”.

Available in the variants:
Glass Fiber
Kevlar
Tawron
Carbon

And also with taffeta coating on one or both sides for better UV protection.

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Surface Calculation

Mainsail

Flächenberechnung GroßsegelThe area calculation of the mainsail is a matter of experience if there are no m² specifications of the manufacturer or the measurement certificate. There are basically two methods of calculating the mainsail area. The simplest is the following formula: (P x E) / 2 = Surface in m²

Example calculation without roach:
P = 13m x E = 4,20m = 54,6 / 2 = 27,3m²

This formula does not take into account the roach (black area) of the mainsail. Normally almost every mainsail has a roach. In order to calculate this exposure, there is a rule of thumb that is commonly used. The area of the mainsail with roach is then calculated as follows:P x 

E x 0,585 = Surface m²

Example calculation with standard roach:
P = 13m x E = 4,20m x 0,585 = 31,94m²

Headsail / Genoa / Jib

Flächenberechnung des GroßsegelsThere are two methods for calculating the area of the foresail triangle:
One is the calculation of the sizes I and J as a base 100%

(I x J) / 2 x X% = Surface in m2

where for X the percentage of your headsail must be used:

Genoa 1 = 150 – 155%
Genoa 2 = 130 – 135%
Genoa 3 = 105 – 110%
Working Jib = 85 -95%

 

or if luff length (V1) and LP dimension are known:
(V1 x LP-Maß) / 2 = Surface in m2

Spinnaker (Symmetrical)

Dimensions:

SMW = Greatest width
SL = Side Leech
SF = Lower Leech

The formula for calculating the surface area is:
(SL x (SMW + SF) / 2) x 0,95 = Surface in m2

Spinnaker-Gennaker-alphaGennaker

The formula for calculating the surface area is:
SL x SF x 0,8 = Surface in m2

Equipment Features

Equipment features Mainsail

Costal / Basic equipment Offshore / Atlantic equipment
Cunningham Yes Yes
Dopplung /  Bolten Yes Yes, additional doubling on the head and clew
Leeches taped Yes Yes
Seams < 10m² single seam / triple
> 10m² double seam / triple
3-fold seam (Offshore)
1 seam / triple (tri-radial)
Aluminium headboard Yes Yes
Trim strips Yes Yes
Liekleine mit Clamcleat Yes Yes
Windfäden / Tell Tales Yes Yes
Sail battens Fiberglass Yes Yes
Sail bag / Zeisinge Yes Yes
*all informations can be found in our catalogue in the download area

Equipment features Genoa / Jib

Costal / Basic equipment Offshore / Atlantic equipment
Dopplung /  Bolten Yes Yes, additional doubling on the head and clew
Keeder / Jib hanks Yes Yes
Niro Ringe an Hals & Clew
Edged with webbing
Yes Yes
Leeches taped Yes Yes
Double seam Yes No
Triple seam Yes Yes
Tell-Tales Yes Yes
Sail bag / Zeisinge Yes Yes
*all informations can be found in our catalogue in the download area

Equipment features Spinnaker & Gennaker

Dopplung /  Bolten Yes
Niro Ringe an Hals & Schothorn eingfasst mit Gurtband Yes
Leeches taped Yes
Sail bag Yes
Spinnaker / Turtelbag Yes
*all informations can be found in our catalogue in the download area

Measuring points World Sailing (formerly ISAF)

Measuring points

Kopfpunkt / Head Point

Halspunkt / Track Point

Schothorn / Clew Point

Measuring points

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