Quality starts with sail design
Every sailmaker likes to boast with the high quality of their product, something that sets their sails apart from the rest. While modern machinery, finest materials and craftsmanship certainly contribute to the end product, design is the essence of quality.
Sail design is influenced by such parameters as headstay tension, mast bend, sail corner loads, fabric stretch, apparent wind angle & speed, righting moment, rig fractional ratio and many, many more.
At the core of every WB-Sails design lies our proprietary BoatBase, which consists of sail measurement and performance data for more than 7000 boats. We have developed and refined the BoatBase during 15 years to a unique quality design tool for sailmaking.
Consulting BoatBase is the first and most important step in the quality process of every WB-made sail. Every new sail begins it’s life at BoatBase, which allows the designer assess the character of the boat and its performance at a glance.
BoatBase has been developed to minimise guesswork involved in the design and to guide the designer towards a high quality product. BoatBase automatically draws sailplans, estimates loadings and graphs performance curves in a way that is easy to read and understand.