Horizontal cut or cross cut
The horizontal cut or cross cut is the most frequently used and most tried and tested sail cut for mainsails, which can be easily trimmed and regulated. In this cut, the seams run roughly parallel, at right angles to the leech. We use high quality Dacron cloths to make hard-wearing and long-lasting sails for you.
Most woven fabrics are processed horizontally. In the meantime, however, there are also (regatta) laminates that can be processed in a cross cut.
With the bi-radial cut, the panels and seams run along the load lines of the sail – this means that different fabric weights can be processed. Ideal for areas with very different wind conditions. Well suited for furling genoa or mainsail.
Most laminates as well as the special woven radial fabrics can be used with this cut.
With the tri-radial cut, the distribution of forces in the sail is best taken into account. It is particularly suitable for large, slim sails with an aspect ratio greater than 2.5: 1. By using different fabric weights, the sails become more dimensionally stable and at the same time lighter. The stretch is reduced.
Most laminates as well as the special woven radial fabrics can be processed with this cut.