Soling 1M Results
2015 Nationals 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
2014 Nationals 1,3,4,5,6
2013 Nationals 1,3
2012 Nationals 1,2,3
2011 Nationals 1
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for the Soling 1 Meter
Sails are 100% legal racing sails for the Soling 1 Meter. They are made
of a single-panel Dacron and cut to comply with the Soling One Meter
Sail Control Drawing. However, WJ Sails has taken these plain white sails one step further by
printing the illusion that these sails incorporate the hottest revolution
in sailmaking - membrane technology just like the high tech America's
Cup Yachts and Volvo Ocean Racers.
is where sails are created over full-sized 3-dimensional molds by sandwiching
a scrim cloth and a yarn layout between two thin Mylar films, then heat
fusing everything to make a single cloth-like sail. The sails have fibers
running up the leech, and tack fibers radiate out to the leech and many
fibers from the clew radiate to points along the luff creating an interlocking
structural grid that stretches less for its weight, holds its shape over
a wider wind range, and retains its designed shape longer. This membrane
technology has dominated sailboat racing worldwide. Membrane sails were
used exclusively by the America's Cup and every team racing in both the
2002-2003 and 2005-2006 Volvo Ocean Race.
Over the past
4 years, WJ Sails has been looking for some way to print on Dacron. Because
of the slippery coated finish Dacron has, nothing wanted to adhere to
the surface. Graphic for the big cruising boats are currently printed
and then cured under 800 degrees of heat. Problem with this process is
the cloth shrinks around 8%, and not proportionately making it impossible
to get a perfectly legal - lined up sail when done. Just recently WJ Sails
found a process which does the job without heat and applies the ink just
like a giant inkjet printer, but uses a special UV light to cure it.
So, WJ Sails
took lots of pictures of different scrim mylars for the background, then drew to scale all the thread lines coming out
of each corner of the sails, overlay some graphics, and after about 30
hours of design work, now have a very realistic 3DL America's
Cup / Volvo Ocean Racer looking Sail for the Soling 1M.
Comment: "Really nice work on them, have Carr and Spider and find yours
the best in quality and workmanship." DM
|Boats 55, 2364, 10, 24, 557, and 2614 all using WJ Sails Poly-DPL Sails at 2010 NCRR. Photo by Tom Evens
Windjammin Soling 1M Sails include
starburst corners which distribute the stretch and load better
yielding a smoother longer lasting sail.
which help hold the leech and keeps the sail area outside the
pull line supported
in Florescent Green and Yellow, 2 pair on the jib, 1 pair on the
main and 2 on main leech
both sides of the sail
installed in jib
included on the main.... jib are extra.
WARNING.... New Sail Order are currently taking about 65 days to get shipped out!
an order placed today will not be be shipped until about
or as soon as possible in the order received. I just currently have way to many people waiting for sails... and there just are not enough hours in the day to get these out as fast as they are needed.
I greatly apologize for this long lead time, but I have just been overwhelmed with sail orders this season. I work full time for The Sailors' Tailor, then come home to a wife and two boys. I am working as many hours as I can in the evenings to get new orders out, but just so many people have ordered recently... that I am totally booked up. It is only after everyone else goes to bed and on weekends I can make sails... This is a side job / hobby for me, not my full time business. I hope to reduce these lead times but right this minute I am running 65 days behind.