Classic & Traditional Sails - R & J Sails

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Classic & Traditional Sails

Over the past few years there has been a revival in boats using the traditional rigs of gunter, gaff, lug and sprit as well as Bermudan.  Whilst many of these boats have been designed by a new generation of designers, we also make sails for rebuilt and replica craft, as well as replacement sails for the gunter-rigged Tideway and Drascombe, and the high-peaked and gaff-rigs of the Cornish Shrimper and Cornish Crabbers.

Using our extensive knowledge of sail-making, we specialise in making traditional-looking sails using modern materials.  We are approved sailmakers to the Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy and supply sails to students at the MITEC School of Boatbuilding.

By using traditional panel layout and reinforcement, and combining these with the finest sailcloths, our sails are designed not only to look good - but to last for many years.

  • Percy Blandford

  • Dudley Dix

  • Roger Dongray

  • Tom Dunderdale

  • Selway Fisher

  • John Leather

  • Iain Oughtred

  • Robert Tucker

  • Francoise Vivier

  • Andrew Wolstenholm

We also make for these boats:

  • Overall covers

  • Winter covers

  • Cockpit covers

  • Mainsail covers

  • Jib covers

  • Mizzen covers

  • Replacement UV strips

  • Custom-made items to your own design

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