Luff Curve and Mast Best

Luff Curve and Mast Bend The alignment of the luff curve of your sails with mast bend or headstay sag significantly influences sail shape and performance. This relationship dictates how the sails fly and interact with changing conditions. In modern sail design, understanding how sails respond to changes in mast bend and headstay tension is […]

How To Choose The Perfect Sail For Your Boat

When it comes to sailing, the right sail can make all the difference in your experience on the water. But with so many options available, how do you choose the perfect sail for your boat? In this blog post, we’ll discuss some tips for selecting the right sail that will optimize your sailing experience. Consider […]

Top 10 Things To Consider When Selecting A Sailmaker

Selecting the right sailmaker is a crucial decision for any sailor. The sailmaker you choose will not only design and construct your sails but also play a significant role in your sailing experience. With so many sailmakers out there, it can be overwhelming to select the right one. In this blog post, we will discuss […]

The Benefits Of Using a High-Quality Sailmaker

As a sailor, your sails are your most important asset. They are what propel your boat forward, so it’s crucial to invest in high-quality sails that will last for years and provide you with the best possible sailing experience. One of the best ways to ensure you have the highest quality sails is by using […]

How to Properly Care For and Maintain Your Sails

Sailing is a popular and exciting activity that attracts many enthusiasts around the world. Whether you are a seasoned sailor or just starting, one of the most critical aspects of sailing is the care and maintenance of your sails. Sails are essential components of your boat that need proper care to ensure they remain in […]

Taking on the Industry: The Story of Sailmaker Andy Camarda

Andy Camarda grew up in Chicago, IL, surrounded by the Great Lakes and the city’s rich sailing culture. He started sailing at a young age, honing his skills and developing a deep passion for the sport. He began his sailing journey at the Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club, where he was introduced to the excitement and […]

Unlocking the Loophole: Code Zero Mid Girth Explained

Code Zeros, initially exploiting a rule loophole, have transformed into a distinct class of sails, revolutionizing the world of boat racing. This category encompasses a wide array of shapes and sizes, each holding the key to unlocking a range of performance benefits. Let’s explore the world of Code Zeros, examine how tweaking their dimensions can […]

Welcome to 180 Sails was built to revolutionize the way you buy sails. We took an entirely differnt approach to designing, building, and quoting sails. Now you can build and quote sails instantly with expert recommendations on materials based on the way you sail! Gone are the days of having to submit information and wait for an email […]

Using the Sail Builder: Selecting Sailing Areas and Usage

Location, Location, Location… Our sails are optimized for wherever your adventures on the water may take you. If you plan to stay close to shore, your sails will have light-weight seams, efficient reinforcements, and minimal corner attachments all in the name of saving weight for easier hoisting and effortless handling. For those headed offshore, sails […]

Using The Sail Builder: Sliders Explained

How To Use Our Online Sail Builder Sliders Overview Listed below are four variables that make selecting the right material for your sail fast and easy. Rather than scrolling through the hundreds of cloth options, we’ve simplified the process so all you have to do is consider what factors are most important and rate them […]

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