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Banks Sails are continually developing
fast shapes for all types of Racing Boats.
We have our own bespoke design software
developed by us for our clients. These
programmes are continually evaluated and
updated on an empirical basis. Banks Sails
is one of the only Sailmakers in the World
to use its own software, this means that
with a Banks Racing sail you are not just
'one of the crowd'.
The Checkmate range of fore and
aft sails and Series 2000 spinnakers
are Banks Sails' answer to the deluge
of 'Threadline' sails. We strive along
with the mainstream cloth manufacturers
to develop sails that will last more than
a few Regattas. It must be remembered
that the direction of the loads in a sail
vary tremendously when the sheeting angle,
halyard tension and wind strength change.
This means that a sail with threadlines
designed for one set of conditions will
not cope well with the variations.
This is where standard laminate cloths
come into their own. They are built with
off-line threads to deal with this scenario.
Checkmate sails are built with
the smallest gores in the industry ensuring
that, along with the off-line threads,
all loads are catered for. After all,
it is the shape retention as well as the
basic shape that counts.
The quality and performance of laminates
is being enhanced on a monthly basis.
New materials are being used and stronger,
lighter cloths are being developed. Banks
Sails are right behind the cloth manufacturers,
backing them in their quest for better
L'Irascible, X-35 World Champion 2008,
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Banks Sails offers an exhaustive range
of racing sails designed to your exact
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