National letters - for sails

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National letters - for sails.


National letters, 62 mm high. Pack of sets of three national letters for mainsails. First specify the letters required from the choices offered. Then specify the number of mainsails you want to mark.


Apply using the special applicator sheet ref APP to ensure you place the marks as required without damaging either the marks or the sails.

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National letters - for sails.

Application of all marks in made easier by using the special applicator sheet, SAILSetc ref. APP. This will ensure you place the marks as required without damaging either the marks or the sails.

National letters, 62 mm high. Pack of sets of three national letters for mainsails. First specify the letters required from the choices offered. Then specify the number of mainsails you want to mark.

SAILSetc sail marks are cut from high quality Polyester material which ensures they expand and contract with heat and moisture at the same rate as the sail they are placed on. Unlike sail marks cut from Vinyl or other materials, these sail marks will not cause disruption to the section shape of your sails.

The correct national letters for countries are listed in Appendix G1.1 of the Racing Rules of Sailing.

Sail marks on black scrim sails

The black filaments in the cloth cause black sail marks to be less visible than other colours - orange, yellow, grey and white sail marks can work well. We achieve this by spraying black sail marks or by having the marks cut in those colours. When spraying black marks it is best to spray them with grey primer first before using another light colour. Cut away excess backing paper before spraying.

Downloadable documents: Applicator sheet page

Removing unwanted national letters from sails

Q  How do I remove old sail numbers and letters?
A   Place the sail on a firm flat table top surface and use a solid block of plastic, timber or metal to hold the sail down firmly with one hand while you use your fingernail to peel up a corner or edge of a number. When you have enough to get hold of, pull the number in a direction away from the block, parallel to the table top and close to it. Move the block if necessary so that the pull is always directly away from the block. Pull slowly and there is a greater chance that the adhesive will come away cleanly with the fabric. When the numbers on one side are removed turn the sail over and repeat on the other side. Use alcohol, acetone or methylated spirit to clean off the adhesive residue that remains.

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