Questions and answers

What do the flags on the bags mean?

Do you remember how sailor Lom hung up signal flags on the schooner “Trouble”, thereby misleading all the other ships? Do you know what you need to hang up in order to communicate with other ships without further ado?

It turns out that the flags of the international code of signals were developed back in 1857 and are still in use today. The set of signals is intended for communication with foreign ships if you cannot communicate in their language or, for example, in the event that other means of communication have failed.

As a rule, only one flag signal can be raised. The flag must remain raised until a response is received from the receiving ship. So before you hang up your yellow panties on your spreader, think about what that might mean.

We use flags as decoration, but they can also be used to encrypt a hidden message.

What do the flags on the bags mean?

What kind of thread with a circle is sewn to the bag?

This thread is called the WITCHER

This thread is called the WITCHER - and it is attached to the sail in several places for ease of sail adjustment. It is made of wool, since the wool thread, even if it gets wet, will still work correctly.

Here's the old rule for tuning a sail: loosen the sail until it starts to ripple along the luff, then tuck the sheet up a little until it stops lapping. Sorcerers allow you to solve this problem more efficiently by showing a picture of the oncoming air flow around the sail.

The genoa should have three sets of witches located 30 cm from the luff at quarter, half and three quarter heights of the sail.

The state of nirvana for the helmsman occurs at the moment when all three sets of sorcerers are directed towards the stern and work in unison.

When you sail too steeply into the wind or the sheet is not full, the windward witch will rise up. Conversely, if the course is too full or the sheet is pulled more than necessary, the leeward witch will flutter or fall down.

What do the numbers and letters on your bags mean?

Everything is conceptual!

Everything is conceptual! These letters and numbers refer us to the sporting rules of “sail markings”.

Every ISAF international class yacht must carry on the mainsail, spinnaker and headsail:

  • an emblem indicating the class of the yacht;
  • letters indicate her nationality. Such letters must be displayed at all international competitions, except those in which yachts are provided to all athletes;
  • no more than a four-digit sail number assigned by her national organization or, if prescribed by the class rules, an international class association. The restriction to no more than four-digit numbers does not apply to classes that joined ISAF or were recognized by ISAF before 1 April 1997. In lieu of such a number, where permitted by the class rules, the appropriate organization may assign the owner a personal number which can be used on all his yachts this class.

We can assign any number and any letters to your bag, which can mean anything: from the initials of lovers to the strength of the wind in the knots, which gives you a second wind.

What is Dacron?

This is the name of the woven sail material from which we sew our handbags.

Scientifically, polyethylene terephthalate is a thermoplastic, the most common representative of the polyester class, known under various brand names, one of which is Dacron.

Dense synthetic material used for sewing sails. Dacron is one of the varieties of polyester patented by the US chemical industry giant, DuPont Corporation. It does not get wet, does not deteriorate from the sun, does not lose its shape over time and almost does not stretch from the wind. The material became so popular that its name was used for all polyesters. The fabric is relatively cheap and the sails made from it are easy to fold and roll. As a rule, mainsails and staysails are made from Dacron. Dacron fabrics come in different qualities: more and less dense. For racing boats, sails are made from the densest dacron, which hardly stretches. Dacron has replaced cotton: this fabric is 5 times stronger and more resistant to tearing. The fabric was invented in 1950, and the first Dacron sails were made in 1958 for the Finn and Flying Dutchman dinghies. For a long time it was the only sailing material allowed at the Olympic Games.

What is sail laminate?

This is the name for the ultra-high modulus Kevlar and carbon fiber sail material that we use to make our bags.

Kevlar is a para-aramid (polyparaphenylene terephthalamide) fiber fabric produced by DuPont.

Kevlar has high strength (tensile strength σ0= 3620 MPa).

Kevlar is an aramid - this type of fiber is 5 times stronger than steel.

It was invented by DuPont in 1964 and commercial production began in the 1970s.

Today this material is used not only for making racing sails. It is used to reinforce tires and make body armor from it.

Kevlar is even used in the construction of a number of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Kevlar products do not like bending.

The material does not easily tolerate contact with water from the sun, but this is eliminated by lamination.

Carbon (from the English carbon - carbon) - Carbon fiber plastics are polymer composite materials made from interwoven carbon fiber threads located in a matrix of polymer resins. Carbon fiber reinforced plastics are widely used to make lightweight but strong parts, replacing metals in many products from spaceship parts to fishing rods.

Carbon is carbon fiber.

The fiber is made from acrylic and contains carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen atoms

Not only sails are made from it, but also masts, booms, hulls and steering wheels.

The material holds its shape very well.

Does not get wet or blown away by the wind.

The biggest advantages of carbon are its very high strength and rigidity with low weight.

A carbon sail can break if bent too hard, but it is almost impossible to tear it.

For the first time, carbon sails were used at the America's Cup.

Today it is considered the most fashionable sailing material.

Order and delivery
How to place an order?

There is an order form on the product page, you need to fill it out and send it to us. After which we will contact you as soon as possible and clarify all the details. Some models are in stock, but mostly we work on pre-order, which is a big plus - since you can choose the color and material, as well as the design - numbers or letters. Execution time is from 5 to 12 working days.

How can I find out about availability?

We mainly work on pre-orders, but some models may be in stock. Finding out about availability is very simple - there are two ways:

  • You can fill out the “Inquire about availability” form - leave us your phone number and e-mail, and we will contact you as soon as possible;
  • Call us at: +7 (911) 216-81-70 Marina, +7 (921) 882-84-98 Elena

If the product is out of stock, its production time is from 5 to 12 working days.