Fleet 1 Sail Purchase Window is Open
The Fleet 1 approved sail purchase window is October 1st to November 30th, 2013. This is your only opportunity to buy new sails until after the 2014 Championships!
According to the Class bylaws:
III.H.8. For a Class Yacht, the Owner may purchase one jib sail in each calendar year and one main sail in every second calendar year.
After purchase, the Fleet 1 Measurer will inspect, measure and sign the sail before it may be used.
According to the Fleet 1 bylaws:
III.C.7. The Fleet has appointed Elliott/Pattison Sailmakers as its sole permitted sail maker for new mainsails, and Ullman Sails as its sole permitted sail maker for new jibs. No other sail/sail maker combinations will be allowed.
The cost of a new mail sail from Elliott/Pattison Sailmakers is $1,594. They are offering a 15% discount to Fleet 1 members. If 15 or more sails are ordered, the discount will be 20%. They can be reached at 949 645-6697. (if you intend on purchasing a main sail, post a comment so others can see if the Fleet will reach the 15 sail threshold).
Ullman Sails is offering the jib sail at $774 with 5% and 10% discounts available for 50% and 100% deposits. Download their flyer here. They can be reached at 714-432-1860
If you are buying a new Mainsail, consider donating your old one to NHYC for possible use in the Baldwin Cup team races.