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All purpose cruising fabric for quality at a good value

The cruising sailor’s cloth requirements, although different from the racing sailor’s, are no less demanding. Cruising sails must provide a level of durability in keeping with the demands of the cruising sailor, whether they be blue water, coastal, or weekend excursions. Stretch performance is also a consideration, as efficient sail shapes can help boat speed and handling, making a cruise more comfortable and enjoyable. And finally, good cruising sailcloth must be designed with quality in mind. Sails can be a substantial investment for their owners who will expect years of service from their sail inventory.

Supercruise styles combine quality fiber selection with high beat-up constructions for improved stretch resistance, bias stability, and fabric recovery.

Polypreg finish

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Diagonal stability
Handling

Our Supercruise Polypreg finish is designed to balance shape holding bias stability with a handling spec that allows for good furling and ease of flaking the main on the boom.

Comparative features

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Weaving density
Ability to retain shape
UV endurance
Cruising lifespan

Weight range Supercruise

style construction Width
Warp x Fill
4.0 oz. 150 x 250 58"
4.4 oz. 150 x 300 54"
5.4 oz. 250 x 350 54"
6.4 oz. 250 x 410 54"
7.4 oz. 250 x 500 54"
8.4 oz. 300 x 750 54"
9.4 oz. 500 x 750 54"
10.4 oz. 500 x 1000 54"

Applications Supercruise

Boat length ft. Mainsail No. 3 No. 2 No. 1
20-25 5.4 5.4 5.4 4.4
26-30 6.4 6.4 6.4 5.4
31-35 7.4 7.4/8.4 7.4 6.4
36-40 8.4 8.4/9.4 7.4/8.4 7.4
41-45 9.4 9.4/10.4 8.4/9.4 8.4
46-50 10.4 - 9.4 8.4

Color Range*

red

Fluor Orange

Gold

Yellow

Dark Green

light green

Dark Blue

lilac

grey

Black

*The color samples on display are non-binding. Depending on screen and printer settings, display may deviate from original to differing extent. Sample cards are available upon request.