Tape-Drive Silver - Racing Großsegel

Giovanni Passeggeri's Este24 with Tape-Drive Silver racing sails.

Tape-Drive Silver sails are made with a grid of S-Glass fiber tapes bonded to a sail made with polyester laminates. This combination can be used on boats under 40-feet as a more economical choice. When S-Glass tapes are used on polyester laminates, the sail has an all-white look. (See detail picture). These sails offer vastly better shape holding than a similar Dacron sail and the price increase is surprisingly small.

UK Sailmakers Tape-Drive Silver Materials PM05T and PM10T

Tape-Drive Silver Powerhead mainsail and non-overlapping jib.

A Tape-Drive Silver Powerhead mainsail for a Sigma 33. Click to enlarge.