Ullman Sails is proud to announce the release of its new Expedition Series. These specialized sails are the pinnacle of high latitude sail equipment for serious offshore explorers and adventurers. Developed with five-time circumnavigator and sailing great Skip Novak, the sails are the only reliable solution for the world’s most extreme sailors. Expedition Series sails have been tested and proven over tens of thousands of miles in the world’s most extreme conditions – withstanding sustained winds over 60 knots, temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius, and high U.V. environments.
“If you plan to sail high north or high south, or anywhere in between at the ‘far side of the world’ you need bombproof equipment over and above the normal cruising specification,” said Ullman Sails Ambassador Skip Novak. “The new Ullman Sails Expedition Series will take you there and bring you back.”
Ullman Sails now provides three Expedition Series products for extreme-environment sailing, all of which come standard with specific systems and upgrades to help sailors navigate, manage, and outlast the most challenging sailing conditions. On top of distinctive construction upgrades, the Ullman Sails Advanced Design Team specifically takes into account the weather these sails will face. High clew heights in headsails offer increased visibility; mainsail reef heights that rise at the leech keep the boom clear of the water in breeze; and additional fiber placement in high-load areas of the sail offer more durability in extreme conditions, to name just a few design considerations.
“The Expedition Series reflects unrivaled attention to detail in sail engineering,” said Ullman Sails Head of Technical Development Brad Stephens. “This attention to the sail’s design, construction, and finishing offers unparalleled durability, safety, and function for sailors who have no margin for error.”
Expedition Series specifications mark a contrast with previous advances in sailmaking technology. Where other developments have trickled down from the racing market, Expedition Series sails have been developed for cruisers by cruisers – a reflection of Ullman Sails’ commitment to the needs of cruising sailors world-wide.
“The sails on ‘Barba’ have been optimized for durability and performance,” said Andreas Heide, Captain of Norwegian expedition vessel ‘Barba’. “When you are clinging to the mast in a blizzard to set the third reef at night somewhere off the coast of Norway, you are exceptionally glad for customizations that make it possible to do it in a safe and efficient manner. Having the right sails for your boat gives you the necessary confidence to sail where few others dare to venture.”
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