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  • Quality Inshore, Offshore and Club Racing mainsails, headsails and spinnakers using premium sailcloth and with 3- and 5-year warranties.
  • Instant online sail prices for thousands of boats and you can add the specific options you need—reefs, battens, sail numbers & more.
  • Expert assistance—we'll help you find the correct sail for your boat, sailing style and conditions.
  • Sails designed by Sandy Goodall—former technical director and head of design for Elvstrom, Denmark.

From A Customer - January 2015

"I thought you might like to see what I saw yesterday.
I'm really enjoying my sail. Thanks for your great work."

Jimmy Wood
Sumter, SC

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Off Season Sail Care
by Dan Dickison

"Most boat owners know to winterize their engines, send messenger lines up the rig to keep their halyards out of the elements, and generally batten things down for the off season. But fewer are aware of the important steps required for properly storing sails. Too often, mainsails are left on the boom, and roller-furling headsails left wrapped around the headstay for the duration of the winter. This kind of exposure to mother nature will ultimately lessen the lifespan of those sails."

"Most sailors know the damage that continuous exposure to ultra-violet radiation can do to sails. But keep in mind that the heat from the sun can also be damaging, and it's difficult to gauge. The ambient temperature might be 95 degrees in the boatyard, but it's not uncommon for the surface temperature on an object — say a mainsail under its cover on a boom—to be 115 degrees. The cumulative effect of days spent in that kind of heat will be structural damage."

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Loose Foot vs. Attached — What's Best?
by Dan Dickison

"Racing sailors in particular are keenly aware that once the breeze pipes up, you need to make certain adjustments to keep your sail shape optimized. With a mainsail, that begins with tweaking the halyard to achieve a luff tension that's in the ballpark for the given conditions. Then—if your boat has a standard Marconi rig—you'll begin making adjustments to the backstay, outhaul, and cunningham to fine-tune the sail's overall shape. Of course, the most frequent adjustments are made using the traveler and the mainsheet, and on board the most aggressively raced sailboats, the latter is rarely cleated."

"Of all these controls, perhaps the one most overlooked by non-racing sailors is the outhaul. Most boat owners follow the 'set it and forget it' approach with this control line. But a properly attended outhaul can afford you surprising control over the lower portion of most mainsails. I say most mainsails because there are different design approaches to the foot section of these sails. On the vast majority of mainsails, you either have a foot that's attached to the boom via slides or a bolt rope, or you have what is known as a loose-footed arrangement wherein just the tack and some portion of the clew are attached."

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Recent Testimonials

FX delivers. Received my Cape Dory 25 Mainsail designed and built by the FX team just in time to bend on for the 2016 Spring Season. Fast production times, quality craftsmanship, and super follow-up customer service makes Bill and Ray a one/two punch in the sailing game. Thanks FX!

Best regards,
Adam Waywell
Cape Dory 25
Huntington, Long Island, NY
April, 2016

Thank you for that beautiful sail. It is my third purchase from you and I am glad to say that you made a very good job.

That genoa is the perfect match for my FX full battens mainsail I bought 3 years ago. You made another satisfied customer again!

Best regards,
Eric Meunier
Beneteau 42
Ontario, Canada
September, 2015

Your Pacific Sail [Sunfish]is beautiful. My mother loves it. Made her sail back across the lake.

Thomas M. Mlot, P.E.
Richmond, VA
August 2015

I would like to compliment you on the great job you did, on my hobie 17 sail. You put the colored panels in perfect position, for a great look.

I am MORE than Satisfied.

Bob Denninger
Hobie 17
Albany, New York
July 2015

I want to thank you for the advise on the main trim. The sail is performing great! Both sails look really good.

July 2015

The sails fit perfectly and perform great! The "slide foot" is a great improvement over our old sails rope foot. We have already noticed a big difference being able to adjust the outhaul in varying wind conditions.

Needless to say, a huge improvement over our old "flour sacks"!

Bill Bates
Pearson 26
Plymouth, Mass.
June 2015

The new sail is really great! It looks and handles even better than the last one, but the way it stays flat and points is the best part. I went down to the La Piana Regatta just to watch, and had people taking pictures of the sail.

Thanks again for working with me. Best regards,

Warren Stryker
Hunter 54
St. Thomas, USVI
March 2015

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