Sails for 10R Class



These SERIES SAILS provide an economical and versatile source of power. From this comprehensive range of mainsail luff lengths it is possible to match closely any required total sail area and centre of effort. Mainsail luff lengths are restricted to those in the table below. Vary the foot length of the main and headsail to get the required total area, headsail/main proportion, or centre of effort. For more detailed information concerning sizes please ask for the SAILSetc Misc. Information sheet MIT-22 which gives step by step guidance for choosing sails to match any existing sail plan or download the sail design program. Suits 1 to 3 are panelled in LIGHTWEIGHT construction. Suits 3 to 11 are available as PANELLED sails. Suits 9 to 13 are available as STANDARD sails. Mainsails may be finished with either EYELET, NARROW POCKET, LARGE POCKET or CORD luff (or SLIDES where appropriate). The seam shaping and/or luff curve of SERIES sails can be varied to suit a customer's individual taste e.g. more or less camber or mast bend. At the list price all mainsails may be finished with EYELET or CORD luff finish (for GROOVY mast, SLIDES where appropriate). For an additional charge a NARROW POCKET for jackstay can be fitted. Except for lightweight mainsails luffs may be finished with a LARGE POCKET on the luff. POCKET LUFF sails can be rolled successfully for delivery.

And if none of these suits matches my requirements?

If none of the SERIES sails matches your exact requirements, a CUSTOM suit can be made specially.



Normally made of polyester laminate; mainsails are fitted with a headboard and luff finish as requested. Battens are fitted to comply with relevant class rules and as necessary. Mains and headsails each consist of a single panel of cloth and the luffs are shaped. The lack of shaping makes them suitable only for very small storm suits or non-competition models.


Made of 75 micron film. Fabrication from separate panels permits an extra degree of freedom in shaping the sails during construction. Mainsails comprise four panels, headsails comprise three panels. 


For best light airs performance, made of 50 micron film with a panel of 75 micron film at the mainsail clew. Constructed from light film except in the clew where local reinforcement is achieved by using heavier film. Seams are not sewn.



The shaping built into these sails has evolved over a long period of time and many generations of design. It has been ‘rationalised’ and even non standard size sails can be built with the normal shaping which we call F2. We can also make sails with proportionately more or less camber. For convenience we call sails with 17% more camber F3 sails. F1 sails have 17% less camber.


Film, woven and laminate materials 

Usually 75 micron film is perfectly strong and stable enough for the smallest sails for Ten Rater Class. However, laminate cloths remains the best choice where sails intended for use in stronger winds will be exposed to rough treatment, for example if they have to be removed from the mast when sail changing. Laminate materials have generally replaced the use of woven materials. For all winds except the strongest film will produce smooth, stable, stretch resistant, sails that will give excellent performance for years if cared for. Keeping your rigs in a rig box will greatly extend the useful life of sails.



A small pocket formed by a coloured, narrow, folded tape. It is essential to pass a wire forestay through this pocket before use - avoid damage - smooth the sharp end of the wire first.


A custom luff finish can be provided for the additional charge

MAINSAIL – The Options

EYELETS - for luff rings or cord ties; placed at the seams
CORD - for sails made of heavier material used on GROOVY mast
SLIDES - for sails made of film used on GROOVY mast
HOOKS - for a jackstay; circa 150 - 250 mm spacing
SMALL POCKET - for a jackstay inside the luff tabling
LARGE POCKET - for a mast inside the luff

Please note

Sail prices quoted below are for EYELET or CORD mainsail luff finish. Where appropriate (LIGHTWEIGHT sails for GROOVY masts), SLIDES are fitted instead of a CORD luff at no extra charge to help the sail work well at very low wind speeds.


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  1. Ten Rater lightweight sails -  2000 to 2200 mm mainsail luff

    Ten Rater lightweight sails - 2000 to 2200 mm mainsail luff

    Product code: 10R-SAILS-LW


  2. Ten Rater panelled sails - 1200 to 2000mm mainsail luff

    Ten Rater panelled sails - 1200 to 2000mm mainsail luff

    Product code: 10R-SAILS-PAN


  3. Ten Rater standard sails - 1000 to 1300mm mainsail luff

    Ten Rater standard sails - 1000 to 1300mm mainsail luff

    Product code: 10R-SAILS-STA


  4. Certification


    Product code: CERT


  5. Custom sails -  36R, 36/600, US1M, M or 10R classes

    Custom sails - 36R, 36/600, US1M, M or 10R classes

    Product code: CUSTOM SAILS


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