Pre-fabricated for best value
The Code C sail is fabricated from spinnaker nylon in different weights according to size. The sail is available in 14 different sizes from 32 to 150 square metres (344 to 1614 square feet) with luff lengths varying in steps of 70 to 90 centimetres (2,3 to 2,95 feet). At Rolly Tasker Sails, we are committed to always delivering the best value for money to our customers. The Code C sail is pre-fabricated “Prêt-à-porter” in a standard black-white-red colour scheme. This allows us to offer the sail at a sensational price which might even recoup the cost of the extra furler when compared to a custom-made sail.
Choose your sail
The correct luff length depends on how you will be setting your Code C: From a short bowsprit, in which case the luff length will be a little bit longer, or from the foredeck, inside the pulpit. In that case the tack of the sail will ideally be just clear and above of the pulpit, making the luff a bit shorter than if setting the sail from a bowsprit.
The height of your mast above deck gives a good indication for the right luff length of your Code C sail. If set from deck, the luff length should be about the same as the mast height above deck. If, however, set from a bowsprit, add the extra length to this measurement.
It is of course more precise to measure the luff length by hoisting a measuring tape with the spinnaker halyard and taking the bottom end to the position where the tack of the Code C sail should later be. Just deduct the required measurement of the furler drum and top swivel plus some stretch, which is usually about 60 centimetres.
For example: If the max luff measurement is 14 metres, the luff should be 13.40 metres – or the nearest size under. Referring to the table below, you will see that in this case the correct size of the sail would be No. 6 with a luff length of 13.25 metres.
For the ultimate ease of handling the Code C sail, use a roller furling system. On this, the sail can be set furled and then unfurled at your convenience and without any stress. We recommend the “Sveggen” furler, manufactured in France with care and passion by true yachtsmen and offered at a very competitive price.