For the initial quote fill out the form from this website. You will notice that you will need to enter the I, J, P and E measurements (explained below). You can measure them yourself or, strictly for the quote, find them on the internet on sites like, for example, sailboatdata.com. Or, if your boat has a full racing certificate where all these measures will already have been taken, you can copy these from there. The rig measurements are used by our sail designers to actually design the sail with its final dimensions.
- I = Height of headstay termination above deck
- J = Horizontal distance between the headstay termination on deck and the front of the mast
- P = Vertical distance between black bands on the mast, or the maximum luff length of the main
- E = Distance along the boom, either between black bands or the maximum foot length of the main
- PY & EY are similar to P & E, but are the mizzen dimensions on a yawl or ketch rig
Sails are defined as follows. The luff is the leading edge of the sail. The leech is the trailing edge. The foot is the bottom edge. Jibs and Genoas have a Luff Perpendicular (LP) that is the perpendicular distance from the luff to the clew. Headsails are usually called Genoa I, II or III (from largest to smallest, a Genoa III can also be called a working jib). Which may be similar to a “blade jib” or a “Solent jib”, all of which are headsails with very little or no overlap beyond the mast. The LP measure determines the amount of overlap, given in percentage, hence the terms like, for example, “130 percent Genoa” (which would overlap by 30% of LP), or “100 per cent” which would be in effect non-overlapping. If all of this sounds a bit confusing, don’t worry. If the measurements are right, the sail does not worry at all about what it is being called…