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.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

1D Gettin' to know - Louis and Charles

Louis Flament and Charles Dorange won the ISAF Youth Worlds this winter, in SL16 class.
Now, they sail Bimare F16 with 1D Sails and they join to make the 420 sails further developments.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Europa 30 Bestia - the mid-genoa

"Bestia" (HUN 12) is another Europa 30 we are working on. This boat has already a set from us, which was made last year. The inventory contains the genoa, the mainsail, and a small jib. It turned out that the gap is too big between the jib and the genoa. The task was to make a mid-genoa which perform best from 4-6 beaufort.

3D view of "Bestia" sails

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Europa 30 Johanna - the mainsail

The Europa 30 class is a really Hungarian class, it contains really different boats so the class rules use the KLR formula to make the class more unified. Our sails are quite successful in this class. The first set was made in 2012 for the boat called "Fétis" ( HUN 16) and the second generation came in 2014-15.

Johanna with the old sails

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Flyin' in Spain

The next edition of a really nice footage of Emmanuel Dodé, flying in Spain, testing his new sail and foils.  Enjoy the ride, for more info of Emmanuel check out his blog.

Now we are at the second generation of this decksweaper mainsail, which is an interesting development, you will see in that post.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

1D Inside - The TD and designer chat

A little Q-A with our Technical director and designer, Marton about 2015.

Photo: Kovács Zita

Favourit project:
Nice call. I do not really have a favorite project. I like all of them, because I can see the challenge in it. I really like to work with the sailors, find and understand their needs about sails, sailing styles, conditions. Under this, all the projects were favorites.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Let's Go flyin'

Emmanuel Dodé flying an Exploder Acat and 1D - One Design Sails decksweaper mainsail in Murcia, Spain. Have fun!

Monday, February 15, 2016

1D Inside - Chat with the CEO

A little Q-A with our CEO, Panka about 2015.

Favourit project:
The Formula16 sail optimization before the Europeans. It was a tough project, but we did it in time and its result was visible immediately. I could move on the white table for the last time in this period because of my baby bump ;).

Monday, February 8, 2016

F16 Optimization - The Mainsail

In the last post of optimization I talked about the jib.  Let's see now the main motor, the mainsail.

Everything has started with this sail modification. A team from France asked me to make a more powerful sail for the Europeans. I was thinking a lot which direction to take as I was pretty happy with our first mainsail design. It had a 6 batten.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

1D Inside - Chat with the Loft manager

A little Q-A with our loft manager, Deni about 2015.

Favourit project:
For sure,  the Optimist project. The road from the talking to the first generation sails was a great fun. It is a continuous work. We started the designing process with my experience from coaching, I was fully involved in the testing and tuning process, so I feel this project very close to me.
It was a great challenge to compare the materials and designs. Small boat, big challenge.

Photo: Lászlófy Csaba

Thursday, February 4, 2016

4th February - 1D Loft 2 - intro

This post is a little bit different, as we have our birthday. It happened exactly one year ago that the One Design Sails brand reborned after several decades of rest.

I have started to work with sails - I can say- a long time ago. There was a point, when everything had a turn into a much higher state. This point was 4th February 2012. On this day, I met with Pablo Soldano to make more deeper our work together. 
It was a really great meeting and something started to change.

Monday, February 1, 2016

F16 Optimization - CHP2k16 Jib

Our F16 sail optimization started around late May, early June 2015 for the Europeans. I have started to write another post about this project it turned out to have different posts to the different sail types.

Let's start it with the jib. The reason I have chosen this sail to start with is very simple. The last version got finished just right before Xmas and headed straightly to France and participating on the Martinique Cata Raid. It was a quite quick project for this sail, the time was far too short for the right and full analysis, we had to built the jib in an absolutely short time.

By the way, the guys, Emmanuel Le Chapier and Théo Constance won the F16 class and got 4th overall, fighting against the F18s.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Let's start

We have started our professional blog. 
As we wrote our thoughts on Facebook, it was hard to find them later. We found out to write the professional thoughts on a different site. 
You can read about the projects we are working on, about our and ours sails’ results, and about some dilemmas, problems we face during some special projects and how we will solve it. 
I hope it will help to see more into our “backstage” and our every days work.

Have a great reading,


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