Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The blog has moved

We have moved our blog to our website, to have everything together. Check www.onedesignsails.com for future posts.

Monday, March 13, 2017

1D Inside: Team Bolsena Yachting powered by 1D Sails

Let's see one by one our team members for 2017. Starting now with one of our the F18 sailors.

We are working closely with Bolsena Yachting. We have started to talk about a strong team for a while, and it became a reality last autumn. Finally the sails got ready and the boat has arrived as well.

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Lightwind-Beast development

I get many emails on how to make catamarans more effective for lighter winds. We can see many sails which is not so efficient. It has power, but cannot go forward fast. I have seen several cases on different regattas that the boat is flying a hull in really low wind, , but was very very slow. It means it has too much drag.

This whole light wind passion started several years ago, when we bought our Tornado. We have lots of light wind days on Lake Balaton. I have started to think how to pimp her. Now let's see what was done in the last two years.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 - Year closing

The 2016 has gone. Lots of things happened. I can state straightly that we have achieved more than we expected.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

New direction - The Foiling Moth - Part 1.

We are in several foiling projects and more is coming. We do so much analysis on the sails for different foiling boats and we spent so much time to work in this area so decided to jump into some moth sails as well.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Do you need protection?

I get many emails and calls to make a really good cover for the given boat which is thick, but not too heavy and protects against water, UV.
A good production does not need to be thick and heavy.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Chupacabra XL

For the 2008 Olympic Games some Tornado class teams developed a gennaker which could be used sailing upwind in very light breeze. This sail and the mystery around it made a huge storm within the class, and a South-American sailor started to call the sail Chupacabra.
This sail is a slightly bigger version for a different boat, but using the famous Chupacabra development.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Tornado Worlds 2016 - mission done

10-16. June, the Tornado Worlds were held in Lindau, Germany. We know quite well the place as we were racing a lot there with Libera in the good old times during the Libera Cup and Rund ums.

Mainly it is a light wind place with flat water, but we know very well that some strange things can happen there.

We have started to work on the new sails just after the 2015 Worlds. We knew that we need something new for really light wind.
And the journey began...

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Providing the World with Better Sails

When I was a kid, a young windsurfer, I always wondered why the sailmaker and boardshapers comes out with new sets every year. Some years later I have started to pimp my sails with new battens, changing the luff curves or making different head shapes.

Monday, May 9, 2016

8mod - the big main and jib

We got a special order to make an 8mod sport boat upgrade. The boat is not a normal 8 meter one design, it has a slightly longer carbon mast and a retractable bowsprit.

The task was to make as optimal mainsail and jib as possible for lighter wind sailing.

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