December 30, 2008
New J24 Genoa
The International J24 Class Association World Council recently voted to allow aramid genoas. The proposed change to the class rules was subsequently voted on by the National J24 Class Associations and approved by a vote of 17 to 5. The rule change will be submitted to ISAF and will likely be in effect by March 1, 2009. If all goes as expected, aramid genoas will be legal in time for our 2009 sailing season.
Considering aramid fibers' much higher modulus, it's expected that aramid genoas will outperform and outlast Pentex genoas. Although aramid fiber is more expensive, the new genoas may prove to be more economical if they last longer than Pentex genoas. Contact us for new J24 genoa prices.
February 18, 2005
SailMaine's quiver of 420 sails is finished, and coach Steve Williams isn't wasting any time getting out on the water. The first practice is tentatively scheduled for mid-March. The National Ocean Service station in Portland currently has the water temperature at 35.4-degrees Fahrenheit. I don't expect it to be much warmer in March.
February 17, 2005
As you can see, these sails have oversize numbers and colored stripes, so different teams can be identified easily by spectators. The orange and blue diamond 'S' is the distinctive Sail Maine logo.