Sail Making

Design, cut shapes, machine and hand sew and maintain traditional sails for anything from a small dinghy to a round the world yacht.  Learn modern sail making techniques on a Sailrite sewing machine along with hand stitching for emergency repairs and final finishing.   It may be possible to make a sail for yourself, contact us to discuss it.  Use of tools and cost of materials (unless you make a sail to take away with you) are included in the course fee.

Course content –

  • Understanding sail fabrics and their applications.
  • Basic hand stitching (Palm supplied)
  • Sail repairs using Sailrite sewing machine.
  • Spinnaker repairs using modern techniques and sewing machine.
  • Floor cutting a sail, shaping of panels, seaming and finishing on Sailrite sewing machine.
  • Fitting of hanks and final hand stitching. If time allows, construction of batten pockets etc.

Course Date: Unfortunately the course is not running in 2019 but we hope to run it in 2020

Course Fee:

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact us. If you would like to reserve a place on the course, please download the PDF form and send it, with your payment, to the address on the form.