Laminated sails will endure many regattas or take you to countless harbors – especially if best practices are followed with regards to sail care. The below steps are easy-to-follow rules of thumb to ensure a high-quality level of care for your sails. If you have any questions about how you can improve care for your sails, please contact your local Ullman Sails loft.
Avoid flaking or folding laminate sails on the same fold line each time they are put away.
Never put sails into a chlorinated swimming pool to clean. For a laminate sail the vulnerable part will be the stitching, which is not chlorine-resistant.
Do not use solvents or cleaning agents on sails without professional guidance.
Defending your sails against UV exposure is extremely important. Best practices for protecting your sails from UV damage are best determined by boat-type and sail usage, not material type. To be sure that you are following all the best practices for your sails, click below: