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Detail of the manufacture of a Racing Spinnaker

Racing spinnaker

All Purpose spinnakers are all built using high resistance cloth so that they retain their original shape for as long as possible. The high quality finishing of our sails are standard to meet the requirements of an ever-more demanding clientele.

This photo shows the reefed spinnaker on Thomas Ruyant’s Class40 on which he won the 2012 Route du Rhum.

It’s the little details which make the difference and are appreciated by competitors…


TAll clews are fitted with a stainless steel ring secured with webbing, hand-stitched to ensure solidity.

The nylon reinforcements are aligned along the load paths. 

Fabrication spi de course prise de ris

Spectra clew strop for asymmetric spinnakers

A 4 mm spectra strop, with fibres radiating out in the centre of the reinforcement.
This strong, light solution helps the clew pass from gybe to gybe more easily. 
Spi Mini 650 : zoom sur le point découte spectra


The tack is made up of 3 webbing strops sewn with anti-UV thread in a fan shape to spread the loads.

The luff is fitted with an adjustable spectra luff line.

Reefed clew

The webbing strop prevents the zip from opening when the sail flaps. 
The leech line helps support the sail over time. 
Spi Mini 650 : zoom sur le ris d'amure

Reefed spinnaker

The reefing pocket has plenty of space. It is not noticeable when sailing and gives a clean foot shape. 

We have our designer Rémi Aubrun to thank for his patient testing and refining of the early versions on his Manuard-designed Mini 6.50!


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