Rolly Tasker Sails is proud to introduce a new Lite Skin® range of fabrics suited for crosscut sail assembly. Intention was to develop a durable and shapeholding sail in modern look, efficiently produced for best price to value, matching the requirements of most performance orientant cruisers or club racers.
Crosscut sails are great to shape through the broadseams, have less seams and reduced fabric waste compared to triradial sail constructions and have a clean appearance. The addition of Dimension-Polyant Lite Skin® outer layers protects the film, reduces film shrink over time, offers less water absorption than a traditional taffeta and provides increased chafe protection from film only laminates. The external layer is coated with UVt®, DP’s proprietary UV and anti-microbial finish to increase UV protection while deterring mildew growth. The fabric feels soft hand for good handling and attributes a lighter weight than typcial cruise laminates with taffeta on both sides. Thanks to the characteristics of laminate construction the sails are less sensitive for delaminating, thus longer lasting than membrane sails in particular in high UV stress areas. The Lite and Medium weights are 100% polyester, constructed for smaller boats up to 35 foot. The Heavy version for boats up to 40′ steps up to a aramid scrim for reduced material stretch.