Sails

Our Services
Design, Manufacturing, Quality management, RepairModification / ConversionInspection ,Delivery

Our sails
Mainsail, Genoa and Jib, Symmetrical or Asymmetrical Spinnaker, Storm Jib



Description of our services


Design
We base our design activities on important criterion: firstly, in order to produce sails that will fit your sailboat and sailing needs, specifications need to be met.
The use of high quality components also has a huge impact on the durability and performance of a sail, and even becomes a key element when it is time for fine tunings.
Last but not least criteria, the best possible value for your money.

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Manufacturing
Voiles Sud has been entrusting the production of its sails to Hong Kong Sail Makers (HKS) for more than 15 years.
Not only have we been able to maintain high quality standards for our sails and their components, but it has enabled us to keep up to speed with new technologies while maintaining our good prices.
To ensure that our products always meet our clients' needs, we have put in place a quality process to ensure that the sail you receive is, indeed, the one you have ordered.
Should you wish to get a sail bag, spinnaker tacker, sail covers, etc., we can make them for you. Please visit our "Related Products" tabs for more details.

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Quality Management

We believe that the making of a good sail starts at the design level by collecting the right data, measurements and specifications of your ship. Once the sail is drawn and every measurement is double checked, all the necessary data is forwarded to our partner who also has to confirm back every specifications of our design. The last verification stage remains the most important one: once we receive the sail, all the design specifications are checked again to make sure that each one of our sails will meet our customers' requirements prior to being delivered.

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Sails Repair
Although sails are made of strong fabrics, tears, lost of an eyelet or torn batten pockets do happen. Throughout the years, we have gained quite an experience in repairing all types of sails, whether they are made of Dacron, nylon or composite fabrics. We put all our efforts in delivering your repaired sails as planned so you can use your precious time sailing instead of waiting for your sails. We do repair dodgers, biminis and full enclosures, which can represent great savings considering replacement costs. Do not hesitate to contact us at 450.681.3368 (1.855.681.3368 if your are outside the Laval region) or visit us (please see our "Contact us" tab for directions).

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Modification / Conversion
We can bring different modifications to your sails. Here are a few examples:
. Adding a reefing point
. Converting on hanks Genoa into one on a furling system
. Replacement and / or installation of UV protection
. Re-cutting of a sail
. Installing full batten pockets for forced battens
. Making and installing logos and numbers
. Jackline installation
. Installation of storm jib sheath allowing its use on a furled Genoa
. Adding draft stripes
. Replacement or addition of telltales (complimentary)

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Sails Inspection
Buying a new sailboat is costly; therefore, you might want to find out what its sails are worth prior to buying, as replacing them is also costly. We do complete sails assessments either in our loft or on site (add travel costs). An assessment card comprising the evaluation details as well as repair costs can be provided, upon request. This service is offered free of charge for the new Voiles Sud sails owners during their warranty period, otherwise it is billed at our hourly rate.

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Delivery
We use the services of Canada Post or other courier services should not you be able to bring your sail at the loft, or even take possession of your new sail. Deliveries can be made in Québec, Canada and anywhere else in the world.

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Our sails

Mainsail

It is made of the finest Dacron fabrics provided by top manufacturers such as Challenge and Contender. Should the mainsail be on boltrope to fit the mast groove, on slides or a furling system, our cloth weight varies from 3.8 oz to 13.4 oz. Here are the main components:

. Anodized aluminum headboard
. Free foot or boltrope, as preferred
. Oversized radial patches
. Triple stitches
. Hand-sewn slides on webbing
. 100% stainless steel Rutgerson eyelet reinforced with webbing sewn in patches
. Reefing points built on stainless steel rings on webbing, tack side
. Leach line and foot line on clamcleats
. Cunningham
. Fullbatten pockets on double-Velcro cleats
. Aquabatten A-303 batten receptacles on luff
. Fibreglass battens with vinyl end fittings
. Draft stripes
. Telltales
. Sail bag

Options
. Logo
. Sail numbers
. Additional reefing points
. Automatic reefs
. Jackline
. Additional full battens

Mainsail on roller fuller

. Free foot
. Oversized radial patches
. Triple stitches
. 100% stainless steel Rutgerson eyelet or Garhauer block at clew
. Leach line and foot line on clamcleats
. UV protection at clew
. Draft stripes
. Telltales
. Sail bag

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Genoa and Jib

Using the same fabrics as for our Mainsails and the same cloth weight range, here is what they comprise:

On hanks
. 100% stainless steel Rutgerson eyelet reinforced with webbing at tack, clew and head
. Brass piston hanks or Wichard hanks
. Draft stripes
. Telltales
. Sail bag

On Roller furler
. Lufftape adapted to your furler
. Leach line and foot line on double-Velcro cleats
. 100% stainless steel Rutgerson eyelet reinforced with webbing at clew
. Highly resistant 2" webbing at head and tack
. Oversized radial patches
. Dacron UV protection
. Furling markers
. Draft stripes
. Telltales
. Sail bag

Options
. Foam luff
. Stamoid or Sunbrella UV protection
. Sail numbers

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Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Spinnaker

Made of 0.75 oz or 1.5 oz Challenge nylon, we offer four different cuts: Radial Head, Tri-Radial, Full-Radial and Starcut. Up to 17 colors can be chosen and used as many times as you want and create a one of a kind design. You will have the possibility of visualizing your spinnaker and, if necessary, bring the final corrections so it is designed exactly the way you want it.

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Storm Jib

The storm jib is self explanatory: used during severe weather conditions and made of Dacron, its fabric weight is specifically adapted to the size of your ship. Three different models are available: on a roller furler, on hanks or attached to a sheath that allows its hoisting over a furled Genoa.

On hanks
. 100% stainless steel Rutgerson eyelet reinforced with webbing sewn in patches at tack, clew and head
. Brass piston hanks
. Leach line
. Oversized radial patches
. Telltales
. Sail bag

On roller furler
. Lufftape custom fitted for the furler
. 100% stainless steel Rutgerson eyelet at clew
. Highly resistant 2" webbing at head and tack
. Leach line
. Telltales
. Sail bag

ATN Storm Jib
. Installed over the furled Genoa
. Sheath on hanks
. Radial patches
. Stainless steel rings at tack, clew and head
. Leather protection on stainless steel rings at tack, clew and head
. Wichard snap shackle at tack
. Supporting battens at head of sheath
. Sail bag

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