For the demanding cruising yachtsperson, this is the cruising laminate that sophisticated sails for offshore sailing and club racing yachts of up to 50 feet length are made of: One step up from traditional Dacron sails but just as easily handled, these sails will hold their shape much longer.

At Rolly Tasker Sails, we have to date used more than 40.000 square metres of this advanced cruising laminate to make perfect sails for offshore cruising. In handling, you will not feel the difference, as this laminate is just as soft and easy to hoist and fold when taking it down as the more common Dacron. But you will immediately see the difference in the way the sail will hold its profile as well as, of course, in the enhanced performance of your yacht.

This polyester cruising laminate is engineered by the cloth manufacturer Contender Sailcloth for durability and cruising performance. This incorporates an advanced adhesive for extended UV resistance and a robust additive for extra protection against mildew. Both of these properties make for an even more trouble-free and uncomplicated day-to-day use of these sails as well as positively extending their life span. Combined with the enhanced performance guaranteed through the stability of shape, this is the perfect sail solution for the demanding yacht owner, be it cruising sailor or club racing skipper.

The laminate is designed in a range of weights and strengths according to boat size up to 50 feet. All these fabrics are thus optimized for each sail in terms of strength to weight to improve performance also in light winds as well as facilitate easy handling. This is further enhanced by the tri-radial panel layout with the sophisticated “step down” sail design, which uses heavier fabric weights in the high load areas such as the leech and keeping the sail lighter in low load areas.

The CDX Pro range of fabrics is designed around a variety of sub-assemblies with different weights of taffetas and a 500 denier polyester cross-ply. A ZigZag polyester insertion is added to these assemblies to create a complimentary range of modern sail laminates increasing in weight and strength.

Sails made from CDX Pro Laminate can be delivered either in cool grey or traditional white.

Our standard specification includes:

  • Individual sail design

  • Polyester Cruising Laminate CDX Pro by Contender Sailcloth, white or cool grey

  • Seams triple stitch with UV stabilised thread
  • Stainless steel rings reinforced with webbing

  • Strong radial patches

  • Strong batten pockets with velcro lock or tie in type

  • Mainsails are constructed with alloy headboards

  • luff hardware is shackled on

  • webbed on luff hardware
  • Low stretch leech line with clam cleat
  • Two draft stripes for visual reference of sail shape

  • Full rows of tell-tales

  • XL sail bag including sail tie, long bags as option

CDX PRO Laminat Sails