Cruising mainsails

How to choose this product

A cruising mainsail sits along the aft side of the mainmast. On a ketch, this is the forward mast, on a two-masted schooner, the aft mast. Cruising sails are not suitable for serious competitive sailing.

Applications

These sails are designed for durability. They can withstand rougher treatment than a racing sail, which is designed purely for performance. They are used during boat deliveries as well as for cruising.

Technologies

Such sails are usually of Dacron®, though certain manufacturers offer 3DL® sails of composite materials such as aramids, Pentex® or Spectra®. They are heavy and well-reinforced. For safety, cruising mains have two to four sets of reef points. Options include mast or boom roller furling and full battens for a more powerful sail.

How to choose

Choice will depend to a large extent on budget, the price differential between modern, light, high-performance composites and heavier Dacron® being significant. However, Dacron® is nearly twice as durable as composites. Mast height from the gooseneck and boom length are also factors. A mainsail with a roach and battens will offer more power, but they should not prevent the sail from clearing the backstay.

Advantages

- Durable
- Suitable for heavy weather

Disadvantages

- Limited performance
- Heavy

22 companies | 122 products (boats or nautical equipment)

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8 products Doyle
Doyle DURASAIL
Cruising sail : mainsail DURASAIL Doyle

The Ideal Cruising Main The Doyle 2+2 Mainsail has the ideal batten configuration for performance and durability especially for offshore cruising. The 2+2 batten configuration (2 full length top battens...

Doyle BLUEWATER
Cruising sail : mainsail (in Dacron®) BLUEWATER Doyle

The Doyle Bluewater Line is the ultimate in offshore performance cruising sails. All sails are fully customized with exceptional handwork, chafe protection and construction...

Doyle BLUEWATER
Cruising sail : mainsail (in laminate) BLUEWATER Doyle

Performance Cruising Redefined For sailors who desire a blend of performance, durability and value, Cruise Laminates offer a wide variety of choices that can be customized for each individuals goals...

video Doyle STRATIS
Cruising sail : mainsail (furling) STRATIS Doyle

Competition-level performance with trouble-free cruising durability Powerful performance with better shape retention, higher strength and greater durability. Stratis GPC performance cruising sails have...

video Doyle
Cruising sail : mainsail (for multihulls) Doyle

Doyle Multihull sails set the standard for long-term durability and performance, making Doyle Sailmakers the choice for the largest cruising catamaran charter companies and some of the most cutting edge...

video Doyle STRACKPACK
Cruising sail : mainsail (furling) STRACKPACK Doyle

Without Doyle’s StackPack mainsail furling system, lowering the main often goes like this: the sail is flogging itself into early retirement, you’ve got a half-dozen sail ties clamped between your teeth,...

North Sails Sailmaking 100
Cruising sail : mainsail (cross-cut) 100 North Sails Sailmaking

Premium Paneled 100 sails are designed and constructed to deliver performance, durability and easy handling at an affordable price. They...

North Sails Sailmaking 200
Cruising sail : mainsail (in Dacron®) 200 North Sails Sailmaking

Premium Paneled 200 sails are made using Norths revolutionary NorDac Radian™ warp-oriented polyester sailcloth....

video North Sails Sailmaking MARATHON 3DL 600 / 680
Cruising sail : mainsail (3D molded) MARATHON 3DL 600 / 680 North Sails Sailmaking

Exceptionally fast, amazingly light, incredibly tough...Norths Marathon 3DL® is the worlds most advanced cruising sail. Inside the Marathon 3DL laminate is a custom 3DL-X yarn matrix designed...

North Sails Sailmaking  Cruising
Cruising sail : mainsail (for multihulls) Cruising North Sails Sailmaking

We work very closely with multihull boatbuilders such as Lagoon, Catana, Gunboat etc......

6 products Quantum Sails
Quantum Sails FUSION M
Cruising sail : mainsail (3D molded) FUSION M Quantum Sails

The first membrane sail for cruising sailors. Quantum is the first sail maker to offer a complete range of composite sails featuring one-piece membrane construction, specifically designed for cruising...

Quantum Sails 8000 SERIES
Cruising sail : mainsail (tri-radial, in laminate) 8000 SERIES Quantum Sails

Description: These Grand Prix sails feature a blend of 50% Carbon 50% Vectran® to deliver superior control over...

Quantum Sails 6000 SERIES
Cruising sail : mainsail (in laminate) 6000 SERIES Quantum Sails

Description: The sails in this series feature all Technora® fiber or a Technora®/Carbon blend. The fiber composition is driven primarily by boat size. In all...

Quantum Sails 4000 SERIES
Cruising sail : mainsail (in laminate) 4000 SERIES Quantum Sails

Description: Designed for small to mid-size cruisers, the 4000 combines the rugged, reliable perfomance of polyester...

Quantum Sails 2000 SERIES
Cruising sail : mainsail (cross-cut, Polyester) 2000 SERIES Quantum Sails

Description: Cross-cut sail made with only the highest quality goods....

Quantum Sails
Cruising sail : mainsail (for multihulls) Quantum Sails

Whether Cruising or Racing, Multihull Sails Require Specialized Solutions. Multihull sailboats are one of the fastest growing segments in the industry. Quantum offers sails specifically designed to get...

5 products Ullman Sails
Ullman Sails CUSTOM
Cruising sail : mainsail CUSTOM Ullman Sails

When it comes to cruising, Ullman Sails understands that one size doesn’t fit all. Rather than offering a stock line of cruising sails, we build custom sails that match...

Ullman Sails NAVIGATOR SERIES
Cruising sail : mainsail NAVIGATOR SERIES Ullman Sails

The Navigator Series offers cruising sailors affordable, durable sails for day sailing and coastal cruising. While some sailmakers offer a standard stock line of inexpensive cruising sails, every Ullman...

Ullman Sails ENDURANCE SERIES
Cruising sail : mainsail ENDURANCE SERIES Ullman Sails

Endurance sails are our most durable product, specifically designed for offshore and passage-making cruisers. Each sail is constructed and reinforced to withstand the rigorous demands of long-distance...

Ullman Sails VOYAGER SERIES
Cruising sail : mainsail VOYAGER SERIES Ullman Sails

The Voyager series offers premier paneled cruising sails for big boat and performance cruisers. These sails use the latest in sail cloth technology combined with proven construction methods to bring...

Ullman Sails
Racing-cruising sail : mainsail Ullman Sails

Ullman Sails is committed to helping each customer get their boat sailing faster. Whether competing in handicap or one design keelboat racing, we understand that you want win. And we provide the tools...

2 products Hood
Hood VB-M
Cruising sail : mainsail (furling) VB-M Hood

The Hood Vertical Batten Mainsail (VB-M) and Vektron™ sailcloth puts high-performance back into the furling mainsail. The Vertical Batten Mainsail offers additional sail area for in-mast furling...

Hood
Cruising sail : mainsail (full-batten) Hood

Take the flog out of handling your mainsail with a Hood fully battened mainsail. Have you ever been in the situation where you need another pair of hands to reef or stow your mainsail? Hood has developed...

Neilpryde Sails PERFORMANCE
Cruising sail : mainsail (tri-radial) PERFORMANCE Neilpryde Sails

These sails utilize the very latest in materials, construction, materials and design theory as they apply to our Performance Cruising sails. The Performance Cruise line utilizes laminate fabrics...

Neilpryde Sails CRUISE PLUS
Cruising sail : mainsail (cross-cut, Polyester) CRUISE PLUS Neilpryde Sails

These sails are world-class inshore cruising sails, designed to handle additional use offshore as well. When coupled with our Tradewinds Specification option, they...

Neilpryde Sails CRUISE
Cruising sail : mainsail (cross-cut, in Dacron®) CRUISE Neilpryde Sails

These sails are our world-class, blue water cruising sails designed to handle rugged offshore use. The features included as standard with these sails are...

17 products Incidence Sails
Elvstrøm Sails A/S EPEX DOUBLE TAFFETA
Racing-cruising sail : mainsail EPEX DOUBLE TAFFETA Elvstrøm Sails A/S

A very durable membrane sail with fantastic all-round characteristics...

Elvstrøm Sails A/S EPEX FILM ON FILM
Racing-cruising sail : mainsail EPEX FILM ON FILM Elvstrøm Sails A/S

A membrane with good stability and strength, but at the...

Elvstrøm Sails A/S TRIOPTIMAL
Cruising sail : mainsail (Dyneema®) TRIOPTIMAL Elvstrøm Sails A/S

A radial cut sail with excellent durability and good...

Elvstrøm Sails A/S AP
Cruising sail : mainsail (cross-cut, in Dacron®) AP Elvstrøm Sails A/S

A good crosscut sail in high quality dacron (woven polyester) cloth. A perfect...

Elvstrøm Sails A/S TRIOPTIMAL DACON
Cruising sail : mainsail (radial) TRIOPTIMAL DACON Elvstrøm Sails A/S

A radial cut sail in woven polyester cloth. This is a reasonable...

Elvstrøm Sails A/S CR
Cruising sail : mainsail (radial) CR Elvstrøm Sails A/S

A cost-effective crosscut sail in medium-hard...

UK-Halsey International 1337
Racing-cruising sail : mainsail (in laminate) 1337 UK-Halsey International

The Tape-Drive® construction system makes the most durable laminate sails you can buy. Tape-Drive® is a two-part construction process in which the structural strength of the sail and the skin...

UK-Halsey International 1339
Racing-cruising sail : mainsail (in laminate) 1339 UK-Halsey International

The Tape-Drive® construction system makes the most durable laminate sails you can buy. Tape-Drive® is a two-part construction process in which the structural strength of the sail and the skin...

UK-Halsey International 1340
Racing-cruising sail : mainsail (in laminate) 1340 UK-Halsey International

The Tape-Drive® construction system makes the most durable laminate sails you can buy. Tape-Drive® is a two-part construction process in which the structural strength of the sail and the skin...

UK-Halsey International 1342
Racing-cruising sail : mainsail (in laminate) 1342 UK-Halsey International

The Tape-Drive® construction system makes the most durable laminate sails you can buy. Tape-Drive® is a two-part construction process in which the structural strength of the sail and the skin...

UK-Halsey International 1345
Racing-cruising sail : mainsail (in laminate) 1345 UK-Halsey International

The Tape-Drive® construction system makes the most durable laminate sails you can buy. Tape-Drive® is a two-part construction process in which the structural strength of the sail and the skin...

UK-Halsey International 1347
Racing-cruising sail : mainsail (in laminate) 1347 UK-Halsey International

The Tape-Drive® construction system makes the most durable laminate sails you can buy. Tape-Drive® is a two-part construction process in which the structural strength of the sail and the skin...

1 products NENUPHAR
5 products Hydesails
Hydesails
Cruising sail : mainsail (cross-cut, in Dacron®) Hydesails

Hyde Touring sails are designed for coastal cruising. The...

Hydesails VOYAGER RACE
Racing-cruising sail : mainsail VOYAGER RACE Hydesails

Touring Mainsail Specification Sail numbers Headboard Luff slides Loose foot Class...

Hydesails VOYAGER CRUISE
Cruising sail : mainsail (cross-cut, in Dacron®) VOYAGER CRUISE Hydesails

Touring Mainsail Specification Sail numbers Headboard Luff slides Loose foot Class...

Hydesails VOYAGER OCEAN
Cruising sail : mainsail VOYAGER OCEAN Hydesails

The Hyde Voyager Ocean range is designed for blue water cruising and long distance...

Hydesails
Cruising sail : mainsail (radial) Hydesails

Over the past few years Hyde Sails have been supplying many Trimaran and Catamaran sails throughout the world especially into the Far East And Oceanic Cruising grounds. We are the supplier of choose...

3 products Lee Sails
Lee Sails
Racing-cruising sail : mainsail Lee Sails

The Mainsail is your yacht’s driving sail. For cruising boats in particular, the mainsail is an important sail, being one of the hardest working of...

Lee Sails
Cruising sail : mainsail Lee Sails

The Mainsail is your yacht’s driving sail. For cruising boats in particular, the mainsail is an important sail, being one of the hardest working of...

Lee Sails LEE
Racing-cruising sail : mainsail LEE Lee Sails

The Mainsail is your yacht’s driving sail. For cruising boats in particular, the mainsail is an important sail, being one of the hardest working of...

Gowen Ocean Sailmakers
Cruising sail : mainsail Gowen Ocean Sailmakers

Battens/fully battened option - UV resistant Thread - Double stitching...

Gowen Ocean Sailmakers
Cruising sail : mainsail (furling) Gowen Ocean Sailmakers

- Built-in Clew Outhaul block - Short Vertical Battens for Larger Sails -...

3 products Kemp Sails
Kemp Sails
Cruising sail : mainsail Kemp Sails

Sometimes you have a choice - a more simply-built sail for which a standard Dacron or polyester is perfectly suitable, or a more complex panel layout which calls for specialised...

Kemp Sails
Cruising sail : mainsail (full-batten) Kemp Sails

Over the past 10 years or so, fullybattened...

Kemp Sails KEMP
Cruising sail : mainsail KEMP Kemp Sails

At Kemp Sails, we take pride in building mainsails which perform exactly as they should. That means ensuring accurate...

4 products Jeckells
Jeckells SHORT
Cruising sail : mainsail (full-batten) SHORT Jeckells

The mainsail is the hardest working sail in any yachts wardrobe. It has to adapt to suit all weather conditions from zephyr to gale force and still provide the best performance....

Jeckells
Cruising sail : mainsail (furling) Jeckells

Jeckells have been manufacturing ITM (In The Mast) mainsails since the idea was first tested. There have been considerable technological improvements since its conception and we have perfected our ITM...

Jeckells GAFF / GUNTER
Cruising sail : mainsail GAFF / GUNTER Jeckells

Jeckells have been making gaff and gunter sails for over 170 years, from the smallest dinghy to the largest fishing smack. We have probably made more of these sails than anyone else in the industry and...

Jeckells
Cruising sail : mainsail (full-batten) Jeckells

The mainsail is the hardest working sail in any yacht’s Home Sails Stock Sails Mainmate News Ropes & Rigging Shade Sails Online Shopping Cart Jeckells the Movie...

Lidgard Sailmakers
Racing-cruising sail : mainsail Lidgard Sailmakers

Lidgard Sails have been at the forefront of Square Top Mainsail...

Lidgard Sailmakers XCEL
Racing-cruising sail : mainsail XCEL Lidgard Sailmakers

XCEL Sail laminates are individually designed and manufactured for your boat and conditions. XCEL sail laminates are lighter,...

Lidgard Sailmakers IN-MAST
Cruising sail : mainsail (furling) IN-MAST Lidgard Sailmakers

Lidgard Sails In-Mast Furling Mainsails are custom designed and measured offering the customer the...

Lidgard Sailmakers IN-BOOM
Cruising sail : mainsail (furling) IN-BOOM Lidgard Sailmakers

Lidgard Sails In-Boom Furling Mainsails are custom designed and measured offering the customer the perfect fit and sail shape without sacrificing performance....

Lidgard Sailmakers
Cruising sail : mainsail (tri-radial) Lidgard Sailmakers

Lidgard Sails Tri-Radial Mainsails have superior performance and longevity. This...

Lidgard Sailmakers
Cruising sail : mainsail (cross-cut) Lidgard Sailmakers

Lidgard Sails Cross Cut Mainsails are constructed from the highest quality Dacron materials....

2 products OUTSIDER SAILS
2 products Le Bihan
Le Bihan
Cruising sail : mainsail (full-batten) Le Bihan

Our cruising mainsails are made in "Dacron" with a cross-cut cutting, - Classical reinforcements...

Le Bihan
Cruising sail : mainsail (cross-cut) Le Bihan

Our cruising mainsails are made in "Dacron" with a cross-cut cutting, - Classical reinforcements...

1 products CBS
ROLLY TASKER SAILS
Cruising sail : mainsail (cross-cut) ROLLY TASKER SAILS

Rolly Tasker Inshore Cruising Rolly Tasker Inshore Sails are suitable for small boats up to 28ft. These are at least factory equivalent replacement sails which originally come...

ROLLY TASKER SAILS SWAN 62
Cruising sail : mainsail (full-batten) SWAN 62 ROLLY TASKER SAILS

There are a number of sail makers in the world who can design and have the knowledge and skills to make sails for large yachts. There are very few who have...

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