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Forget all those stories about laminate sails only being for the racing sailor; of sailcloth that only lasts one regatta, costs a small fortune and blows out if used in too much wind.


The CL range of laminates has been designed to provide the serious cruising and offshore yachtsman with the benefits that laminated sailcloth has over woven fabric, at an affordable cost.  Selecting CL sails will give you performance, stretch resistance and shape retention against which woven sailcloth simply cannot compete.  CL fabric is also tough, with over 250,000 metres of laminate already giving owners UV, tear and chafe resistant, performance sails that last.


All CL products are based on our scrim component technology.  Flat, untwisted ribbons of fibre are formed into a number of scrims that compared with woven sailcloth, maximises the performance of the yarn.

In every Cruising Laminate a warp 1 fill scrim, with zero crimp warp ribbons to resist primary stretch and secondary loading, is combined with tough, durable, lightweight polyester or Spectra taffetas.   These woven taffetas laminated to both sides of the load bearing scrim, provide the durability needed to cover thousands of sea miles in all conditions.


This is the ideal fabric for most cruising sailors with yachts from 30ft (10m) to 6Oft (18m).
Based on a low stretch scrim of Dupont Dacron yarns, CL-P sails are a sound investment.  With two woven polyester taffetas protecting the load bearing scrim, sails made from CL-P are good value and will provide years of service. Lightweight and durable, they will enhance the performance of any cruising yacht and provide easier sail and boat handling through long-term shape retention.


Specifically designed for yachts in excess of 40ft (12m).
CL-V fabrics utilise Vectran yarns in a high tech formed scrim, protected by two durable polyester taffetas.  The incredible strength of Vectran, with 10 times less stretch than polyester fibres, and zero crimp scrims for exceptional shape retention, means woven fabrics simply cannot compete.

Selected for the refurbished j Class yacht Velsheda following independent laboratory tests, CL-V is the ultimate fabric for the world's ultimate cruising yachts.


The combination of Spectra taffetas encapsulating a Spectra scrim has made SCL's the choice of many custom yacht owners and long distance racers.

No more proof of durability and performance could be needed than noting that almost all the competitors in the last Vendee Globe Challenge used SCL's, including a full inventory on the winning boat.  Spectra has twelve times less stretch than polyester with far greater durability and LIV resistance than the fibres used in Grand Prix race sails.  These properties make Spectra an excellent choice for applications where ultimate performance is paramount, but durability is vital.

 
     
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