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.
A great article from the Open Goose website on setting up lug rigs of all types.
Where to put telltales on a lug sail and other thoughts.
A crease in the sail is a common problem that is easily remedied. Here we go through a quick diagnosis and correct setup.
A guide to assessing suitability of the RSS sails for other designs. Discussion, guide, explanation of terms and factors and full dimensions and centres.
Finally! On the water photos for Really Simple Sails. We’ve been happy with the teams workmanship for several months. The photos show the designer’s (me) work is up to scratch too.
Custom and Stock Sails contact points are here. Sails for the Goat Island Skiff and Oz Racer and PDRacer series of boats are now available from Duckworks in the USA at very reasonable prices. And we have a growing production of custom sails to fit your boat. Developed by Michael Storer for ReallySimpleSails Philippines
You have a new Lug sail from us or someone else, or have just gotten your first lug sailed boat. This page has the resources to make it simple, trouble free and efficient.