Skip Novak's Pelagic 77 Vinson of Antarctica is considered by many to be the pinnacle of expedition sailing design. Launched in March of 2021, in the middle of the Covid crisis, she persevered against all the odds and had a bumper expedition charter year right out of the block. Skip gives us insight into the year that was.
The J22 World Championships is set to take place in Durban, South Africa, at the beginning of July 2022. A fleet of 25 boats is expected, providing a yachting spectacle, the likes of which have not been in South Africa for several years. The event will be attended by a selection of the best sailors in South Africa and numerous overseas competitors, including previous world champions. And Ullman Sails South Africa couldn't be prouder to be supplying sails and Ullman Sails Gear to not one but two incredible local teams this year!
This includes an all-men team as well as...
Empowering our young sailors is something that we are extremely passionate about here at Ullman Sails and we always love to hear about what our youngest ambassadors are getting up to. We catch up with two young shining stars of the South African sailing scene.
For our next Women In Sailing feature, we catch up with Rianne of Feel the Breeze. Rianne, together with her husband Gerben and son Benjamin, is travelling around the world, sailing, exploring, and discovering.
The recreational boating industry is growing with the sale of new boats in 2020 the highest in 13 years. It's a trend that Ullman Sails is excited to share is also continuing through to 2021 and the sailing industry, with an increased demand for sails.
From lucky sailors stuck on their boats in French Polynesia, to those evening sails around the Californian coastline or reminiscing on past trips to the Caribbean and South Africa, you've got us dreaming of the next cruising destination we can sail to!
The first month of our #CRUISINGWITHULLMAN Competition has flown by and we have been blown away by all the fabulous entries. We couldn't be more in love with our four weekly winning images as well as our very first monthly winner!
As 2019 draws to a close, Ullman Sails is celebrating yet another successful year in the sailing industry. After the 2018 acquisition of its largest sail loft in Cape Town, this was another year of growth for the international brand.
Irina Gracheva, an Ullman Sails sponsored sailor, runs us through the different ways of dropping the spinnaker, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each method and some useful tricks and tips for your next spinnaker drop.
Written by Irina Gracheva - Ullman Sails sponsored sailor
My name is Irina Gracheva, I am from Russia and two years ago I started my ocean solo racing career in France. I bought a Mini 6.5 and dived deep into the world of spectacular, but extremely hard physical and mental, competitions. My target was to sail the Mini Transat race – a solo race that crosses the Atlantic ocean.
During my preparation for the Mini Transat, I have been racing and qualifying for more than 6,000 miles sailing solo on my Mini, going from gaining experience to increasing risk. Sailing long...
Offshore sailing is where those passionate about boating and sea find that profound link with the wind and the continuous challenge of the unknown. Sailing is a complex sport with a strong mental component. It highlights strong values more than any other sport: emotion, passion, challenge and teamwork. Never is this truer than in the TP52 Class.
The TP52 is a pure racer, entirely built with pre-preg carbon fiber according to the most advanced construction techniques. Beautiful, elegant and above all, high performing, the TP52 is considered the boat with the best sailing performance in all wind and sea conditions....