VIDEO – Classic Canoe Yawl Ethel designed by George Holmes 150 years ago. Rigging it with one of our Oz Goose sails to recreate the original Balance lug main reduced rigging time from near an hour to about 10 minutes and resolved several handling problems. AJ is very happy to have turned a less than perfect boat into a peach. Video has great sailing footage of the Lower Murray River In South Australia.
Joost and Koos used three of our sails in the Lauwersmeer RAID event in the Netherlands. The 50 square foot mylar sleeve luff canoe sail on the Viola and Artemis canoes and the 105 sq ft balance lug on Joost and Viola’s Goat Island Skiff “GISwerk”.
A great article from the Open Goose website on setting up lug rigs of all types.
First photos of our square top sail suitable for sailing canoes
A crease in the sail is a common problem that is easily remedied. Here we go through a quick diagnosis and correct setup.
Some changes to the Goat Island Skiff sail and how to use leach ribbons or tufts for more accurate sail trimming and steering to reach greater sailing efficiency
There will be a price rise in the next couple of weeks. It will mostly affect the GIS (105 sq ft) and Oz (89 sq ft) lug but have a small effect on the Canoe sail. Read the article for more information
[Translate] Duckworks USA now has all sails back in stock 23 October 2014. Order sails by RSS from Duckworks. Countries not serviced easily by Duckworks can email us. Sail prices are the same and freight costs may be higher from the Philippines. The new 36sq ft Canoe sail will be added to the ordering page […]
Introducing a small 36 sq ft (3.36sq m) sail for sailing canoes and dinghies. Same RSS quality and a very nice price.
John was looking for more oomph for his NorthEaster Dory by CLC. He decided to try the RSS 89 square foot lug sail. He found himself sailing happily alongside Lasers for an extended period, causing puzzled looks from the young Laser sailors. Boat handles much better too.