Expedition Genoa and Mainsail
When considering a lighter weight durable Genoa or Mainsail for local or offshore performance cruising, nothing beats our rugged Expedition Membrane series.
The engineering of these fabrics are based on our extensive technology from Element Membrane racing sails. What differentiates this from off-the-shelf cloth is that we design and manufacture the fabric from start to finish in our membrane facility. This way we control the fibre density and location throughout the sail. This saves weight aloft and the sail loads more evenly requiring less adjustment to trim.
We use Carbon and Twaron fibres combined with Mylar, adhesives and Polyester taffetas. These are laminated under high pressure to remove any excess resin to ensure the best fusing laminate available. Expedition sails are available with single or double sided taffetas.
While we are engineering your fabric, your sail mold is created using a custom 3-D program by our own in-house designers. A smooth aerodynamic profile will now evolve to become a finished product that is custom built in our own local sail lofts. From stitching to hand finishing, we assure you that our sailmakers have taken great pride while crafting your sail.
Expedition Membranes Included Features:
Genoa and Jib Standard features include:
- leech and foot control lines,
- customized luff hardware
- appropriate luff tape
- custom sailbag
Mainsail Standard features include:
- tapered battens
- appropriate luff hardware
- leech line
- spreader patches
- sail ties
- custom sail bag
Genoa and Jib Options available:
- telltale windows
- UV covers
- foam luff system
Mainsail Options available:
- boom covers
- corporate logos.