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.
Our new facebook group for Really Simple Sails is open.
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
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.
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.