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....
Three adventurous men who have already been on a search in the Congo for the last dinosaur (yes you read that right) are on another mission - Africa to Brazil - hitching a ride on anything that floats.
As winter takes full hold across the northern hemisphere, it's important to note that it's not just your boat that needs to be stored in over those colder months. Equally important is to store sails under the right conditions.
With the magnificent Table Mountain as a backdrop, competitors - who ranged from celebrities to captains of industry, and medical survivors - raced for glory in children’s sailboats as part of The Great Optimist Race at the Cape Town International Boat Show.