Alan Roura crossed the finish line of the Vendee Globe on Monday, February 20 at 09h12min 32sec in 12th position. He completed his circumnavigation in 105 days, 20 h 10 min, 32 sec. All sails were produced with DIMENSION-POLYANT Sailcloth. Mainsail: DYS®, J2 : GPL Lite Skin®, Gennaker: Pro Lite 300 - during the final leg into the finish. Our congratulations to Alan Roura!!
Over all these years his choice of sailcloth has always been the same: DIMENSION-POLYANT Congratulations to our very loyal friend
Our congratulations to Henrik Edman, Edman Sails SWE - he won the World Championships in H-boat with complete DIMENSION-POLYANT Sailcloth inventory in all sails, 260 SF HMTO in Main and 280 HTP® plus in Jib.
The world’s largest Spinnaker, Pro Lite, at work at Perini Navi Cup in Sardinia. Highly engineered solutions from DIMENSION-POLYANT.
The Lite Skin™* has made it to the super high performance dinghies too. Originally designed to give extended durability, the Skiff sailors of Australia now also adopt the properties of Lite Skin™ their high performance sails. *patent pending
Moore 24 with a full DIMENSION-POLYANT inventory produced by Ballard Sails (260SF HTP® Main, BX headsails and RPN kite) pounding upwind at the recent Moore 24 Regatta hosted by Hood River Yacht Club August 8-9th on the Columbia River Gorge, Hood River, Oregon.
The last weekend , our colleague Georges Dauvert from DIMENSION-POLYANT La Rochelle took part at the Atlantic Cup on a Tofinou 7 m.
The Gaia Crew including Georges Dauvert used a set of sails made by X Voiles with DIMENSION-POLYANT 230 SF HTP® plus for the Mainsail and 170 OD HTP® plus for the Jib. Congratulations to the Crew!
Nice feedback below from a happy customer who just finished the Transatlantic Race. The boat is a J-42, sails by Doyle.
7.45 knot average over 3224 miles. Seven hours separated place 6 through 8 in our class. I had a couple of nervous crew and could not race the boat as hard as I wanted during the heavy weather and wind. We hove to for seven hours during a full north Atlantic gale which cost us dearly. I did not have the heart to freak the guys out too much.
All that being said, the boat was under tremendous pressure in 30 - 50 knot winds routinely. If you read the blogs from the boats, sails were blowing up daily. Our DP line up was simply bombproof!! I can't say enough about the durability and shape/form of the #2 and #4 under wraps. The BX20 was the perfect fabric for the kind of abuse we subjected these two sails to.
The BX25 Main was brilliant. Having the 2nd reef extra deep paid big dividends as we ran this for days. Sometimes under main with two reefs alone. I highly recommend this configuration for a two reef main as the first reef is a racing reef, where shape and performance to weather is key. The second reef is a "holy shit" reef where you are really no longer racing, but trying not to wipe out the boat in a sea way. Two reefs with the #4 winged out produced low double digit boat speeds in 25-35 knots, surfing into the mid teens.
As a matter of durability, we tore up (crush tear) the main using a cunningham to pull in the second reef tack cringle, really stupid. We put a 6" tear, 3" in from the luff. The tear did not elongate and we did put some tape on it. Tough stuff!!
Please share these comments with the DP guys as we could not have been happier with the cloth. Also key in Robbie. I think I will go even smaller with my next "rating genoa". Maybe a 120 with a little higher clew. The boat ships water into the foot of the number 2 when close hauled. You get huge rating benefit for a smaller headsail.
I am shipping the boat back to Newport and will be looking to do Newport Bermuda double handed next year. Maybe with you!!! Keep working out!!Cheers Steve Berlack”
The Falmouth Working Boat class have a sensible rule restricting sail replacement to every 5 years. With the highly loaded boats racing regularly its therefore crucial to specify the correct sailcloth to ensure the sail not only survives 5 years but also performs. Here we see the latest radial cut topsail from DIMENSION-POLYANT Square®, great performance and superb longevity provided by the 1000 denier ripstop.
A typical day of British weather - bright sky, perfect breeze and crystal blue waters! Captured here is P&B’s latest radial Solo design from DIMENSION-POLYANT ODL04 1.5mil slipping across Weymouth harbour with Portland in the background. The Solo class continues to thrive with an extremely high level of competition. The fleet includes many sailmakers, amongst the numerous well known dinghy sailors, helping to push sail development forward. Photo by Will Loy
The Pirini Navy build 'P3' successfully used the DIMENSION-POLYANT Pro Lite super yacht spinnaker cloth in the Superyacht Cup Palma this past weekend. Pro Lite is the world's only Ultra-PE reinforced polyester spinnaker cloth and is specifically designed for the extremely large spinnakers on modern performance super yachts. The Ultra-PE ripstop not only enhances the stretch resistance, but it also improved the bust strength reducing the risk of exploding the spinnaker when filling. The Doyle build A2 runner on 'P3' is 2,600 m2 and the "small' A1 is a merge 2,000 m2.
As a proud Sponsor of Kiel Week it is no question for DIMENSION-POLYANT to support Kiel for the Games 2024.
Congratulations to the owner and crew of the J109 “Blue Jay of Poole” finishing 3rd of 17 entries at the J-Cup regatta held in Cowes. Powered by their new super smooth DIMENSION-POLYANT GPL Lite SkinTM* mainsail supplied by Sanders Sails of Lymington, UK. *patent pending
DP Windsurf X-PLY® materials at the edge of space! Art Szpunar (S2 Maui) in conjunction with Dr. Tony Philips and the Earth to Sky Calculus High School Science program from Bishop, CA which strives to launch balloons into the stratosphere in hope of deepening knowledge of the upper atmosphere. The image is from the edge of space via a weather balloon over California, USA.
Yesterday the Three Mast Bark “Alexander von Humboldt II” was presented to the public with its new set of green sails. The former Alex1 became famous being the first and only Tall Ship with a full inventory of green sails. Now, after four years of sailing under light grey cloth the Alex2 is back to green as well. What a wonderful day at sea! For almost 30 years DIMENSION-POLYANT supplies the cloth for the Alexander von Humboldt and for the third time now United Baltic Sails has made a full set of sails. Hans van der Lee, Owner of United Baltic Sails, and Robert F. Kühnen, VP Sales & Marketing of DIMENSION-POLYANT, were very pleased that the extremely tight timeline could have been matched.
Farr 747 with sails of DIMENSION-POLYANT - 230 SF HTP® plus. The sails are made by Elvstrom Sails Tunisia
Congratulations to Simon Northrop of Hyde Sails Kent in the UK for winning the season’s opening F18 TT regatta at Datchet Water with an impressive set of 1st and 2nd results. Designed over the winter by Simon working closely with Hyde Sails in-house chief designer Richard Lovering, their new mainsail from DIMENSION-POLYANT PE15 was fast straight out of the box and compliments a jib from PE10 perfectly.
Our congratulations to Karol Jabłoński on his repeated win of the Iceboat World Championships. The speed is absolutely fascinating. Congrats as well to Robert Graczyk for being the runner-up.
Christmas is just a few days ahead of us and quite an eventful year comes to its end. We like to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2015. Thank you for the trustful cooperation in 2014. Your DIMENSION-POLYANT Sailcloth Crew
We are looking forward to presenting News to you at this years‘s Salon Nautique in Paris. It is our pleasure to invite you to our booth. Please have a look through our sailcloth range for 2014/2015. Georges Dauvert, Luc Laurenzatto and Romain Gabriel are always at your service at hall 2.1, booth A36. See you soon.
Visit of the “Kamlade Crew” (Morton Nickel, Nils Fiege, Sebastian Röske) at our booth during the hanseboot 2014; missing on the photo are Nils Färber and Gordon Nickel. Kamlade had great success with DIMENSION-POLYANT sailcloth in 2014: Winner of Major Race Days in Kiel, Nordseewoche (overall winner), Kiel Week, German Championship and 7th place at the Worlds. Congratulations to the Crew and good luck for 2015.
G&S 1 Ton “Absolutely” wins class at Seattle Yacht Club Grand Prix. DIMENSION-POLYANT GPL sails by Ballard Sailmakers. Photo Credit: Jan Anderson
DIMENSION-POLYANT – The Sailcloth Producer. It is our pleasure to invite you to our booth at hall B5, booth B5.B142 on the hanseboot 2014 in Hamburg, Germany. Please have a look through our sailcloth range for 2014/2015. See you soon.
Bernard Mallaret (deltavoiles manager) : The first pics has been taken at the beginning of the trip, 4 years ago and the second one is from this summer after 30.000 miles of intense sailing (Caribbean, Polynesia, New Zealand, Hawaï, Alaska and now California). Skipper : “Just arrived in San Francisco. Crossing down the Golden Gate Bridge was a great moment. About my main sail after 30 000 miles, it’s still in a very good shape. Hydra Net® is definitely better than double ply Dacron. Much less Strain”.
The winners in 2012 completed a fantastic championship in the 2014 Snipe Europeans celebrated in Komien (Poland) last August with 67 boats racing. They were dreesed with 130 Square® and 165 Square® DIMENSION-POLYANT styles for Jib and Mainsail made by Pires de Lima. Congratulations for the winners and thanks to the Snipe fleet for their confidence in the DIMENSION-POLYANT One Design Racing Styles.
6M Valhalla, with 100% DIMENSION-POLYANT, inventory powering along with GPL / ODL genoa and GPL Mainsail on their way to winning winning race 2 of the recent Europeans shortly after winning the 2014 open championships, both exclusive events with many olympians and americas cup sailors participating in the beautiful Falmouth setting. John Pollard of Westaway Sails comments on the new Race Precision Nylon spinnaker “The spinnaker fabric also was excellent and we won 2 races from our downwind pace” Valhallas owner also adding " these sails are the best i have ever seen".
From Ballard Sails in Seattle, WA - A/P #1 made from DIMENSION-POLYANT GPL Stealth.
Congratulations to the crew of ‘Gusto’ for their recent win with a day to spare at the always competitive Shrimper Week Regatta. The recent collaboration between boat builder, Cornish Crabbers LLP, and local sailmaker Simon Freeman in Padstow have taken the latest sails to a new level with careful design, cloth selection (DIMENSION-POLYANT C-Breeze Classic) and a little innovation culminating in race winning and very durable sails. More about Freeman Sails work with Cornish Crabbers here: http://www.cornishcrabbers.co.uk/index.cfm/boat/Press.Details/news_id/204?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=July+2014&utm_content=July+2014+CID_30b4dde5392833f131d3a87047cb94e5&utm_source=MailAway&utm_term=MORE%20INFO%20HERE
1/2 tonners Per Elisa and Miss Whiplash battle it out at the Half Ton Classics Cup 2014 held at Saint-Quay-Portrieux, Brittany. Both powering along with high performance and super durable DIMENSION-POLYANT GPL carbon laminate sails from Penrose Sailmakers in Falmouth, UK. Photo thanks to Fiona Brown - www.fionabrown.com "
Day 1 of the F18 World Championships at Ballyholme Yacht Club in Northern Ireland was plagued by light air on day 1. One race was completed with Gunnar Larsen in NED17 taking the gun closely followed by Glenn Ashby sporting his DIMENSION-POLYANT PE Optic 2 fabric in AUS 359 (photo above). The fleet of 55 hope to see some more breeze as the event continues. Follow live updates via twitter at: https://twitter.com/F18worlds2014
Bye bye Kiel. Nine fantastic days of sailing are over and has been great for DIMENSION-POLYANT to be part of it. We are looking forward to coming back again next year!
Day 8 – Kiel Week.The Gorch Fock headed up the Tallship Parade today during Kiel Week. The German Navy’s School ship sails for more than 40 years with sailcloth from DIMENSION-POLYANT. The production of a full new sail inventory will be started now of –DIMENSION-POLYANT Sailcloth.
Kamlade wins Kiel Week in Platu 25 Class. Our congratulations to Gordon Nickel and his crew to this great success. All sails were made from DIMENSION-POLYANT Sailcloth and we are proud to have contributed to their victory.
DIMENSION-POLYANT stays with Kiel Week and continues its sponsorship in 2014. The DIMENSION-POLYANT flag will be hoisted for the seventh time now at the Olimpic Marina in Kiel-Schilksee. We can be visited on the Sponsors’ Alley from June 20th through June 29th and it will be our pleasure to answer all questions about sailcloth. Please come and see us!
Avalon Sails and DIMENSION-POLYANT Australia introduce Stealth Film to the Moth. Flex 07 Stealth; the crosscut line of aramid laminates from DIMENSION-POLYANT has a unique look and feel. The Flex® Line is also available in polyester, gold aramid, black aramid and black aramid with Stealth Film as shown above.
DIMENSION-POLYANT – Sponsor of Young Europeans Sailing 2014 YES – Young Europeans Sailing, the small sister of Kieler Woche for new bloods. This event will take place traditionally during Whitsun. The classes 29er, 420er, 470er, 505er, Europe, 14-Footer, Laser 4.7, Laser M, Laser Radial W, Laser Radial M and Pirat are invited to take part from 07 to 09 June 2014. For the classes 470, Laser M and Laser Radial W this event will be scored as German Junior Championship.
A beautiful shot of solo racer Lizzy Foreman passing the Needles shortly after the start of UK Solent 6.50 Race to La Trinité sur Mer. She was carrying her new reefable Solent Jib from DIMENSION-POLYANT Pentex PE10/15 Optic2 and spinnakers from the latest Precision nylons all manufactured by experienced solo sailor Andrew Wood of Solo Sails. You can follow Lizzy’s progress towards the 2015 Mini Transat here: www.lizzyracing.com. Congratulations also to second placed Toby and Pip on ‘Mintaka’ also carrying a full DP inventory supplied by Solo Sails. Thanks to Lizzy’s title sponsor Hudson White for the great photo.
La Rochelle set an excellent stage for the 2014 Finn European Championships with a full range of conditions seen through the week. Giles Scott (GBR) continued his winning streak not only wrapping up the event with time to spare but also winning the medal race to increase his final lead to a staggering 50 points. Giles was using a full inventory of DIMENSION-POLYANT One Design Laminate (ODL) sails, final positions 1,2*,3,5,6,8,9*,10* also used ODL (* denotes partial inventory) as was the trend throughout the fleet. Congratulations to medal winners, Giles Scott, Vasilij Zbogar and Ed Wright.
Hamburg/Kiel, 29. April 2014 – Die IMMAC ONE4ALL, das Hochseesegelprojekt des Sailing Team Germany (STG), absolvierte in neuem „Outfit“ – aus knalligem Pinkwurde schlichtes Weiß – die ersten Trainingseinheiten in diesem Jahr. Der traditionelleRegattaauftakt steht mit der Mai-Offshore-Regatta (MAIOR) vom 02. bis 04. Mai vorKiel an. Mit neuem Team, neuem Look und dem neuen Premium-Partner IMMAC stehteinem gelungenen Saisonstart nichts mehr im Wege.
Seit Jahresbeginn ist IMMAC neuer Premium-Partner und damit Namensgeber für das STGProjekt ONE4ALL. IMMAC ist der führende Investment Spezialist für soziale Investitionen in Deutschland (www.immac.de).
IMMAC ist ebenfalls Hauptsponsor des IMMAC Sailing Teams, das seit 2001 zu einer festen Größe im deutschen Segelsport gehört. Mit der „IMMAC ONE4ALL“ erweitert das Unternehmen sein Engagement zur Förderung des deutschen Segelnachwuchses um ein weiteres zukunftsversprechendes Projekt.
Das 14,70 Meter lange Big-Boat, das im letzten Jahr mit seinem auffälligen, pinken Design für große Aufmerksamkeit sorgte, möchte ab diesem Jahr in elegantem Weiß an die bisherigen Erfolge anknüpfen. „Unser oberstes Ziel ist es, bei der MAIOR eine gute Performance zu zeigen, saubere Manöver zu fahren, als Crew weiter zusammenzuwachsen und damit den soliden Grundstein für eine stetige Leistungssteigerung zu legen“, so Projektleiter Kai Mares.
Vor zwei Jahren rief das STG das ONE4ALL-Projekt ins Leben und setzt sich mit Hilfe von Partnern und Sponsoren für die Nachwuchsförderung junger Seglerinnen und Segler im Hochseesegelsport ein.
Unter der Leitung von erfahrenen Seglern wie Projektleiter Kai Mares wird jungen Talenten eine erfolgversprechende Ausbildungs- und Trainingsplattform geboten. Durch gezielte Trainingseinheiten (praktisch wie auch theoretisch) werden die Talente soweit gefördert, dass sie erfolgreich an nationalen und internationalen Regatten teilnehmen.
Das Motto lautet: Learning by doing!
Nähere Informationen zum Projekt finden Sie unter:
Congratulations to SC50+ Horizon – Skippered by Jack Taylor on their Best Corrected PHRF & Governor of California Trophy Winner in the 2014 Newport to Ensenada race. April 24-27, 2014. Sails by Ullman Sails Newport Beach with a inventory that included DIMENSION-POLYANT GPL (Carbon Race Laminate) and CZ (Code Zero Laminate). See full results
Karol Jabłoński won the Worlds and the European Championships at the two back to back events in Haapsalu, Estonia. Runner up in the Worlds was Michał Burczyńsk. Their sails were made from 280 AP HTP® plus and DIMENSION-POLYANT is very proud having contributed to this success. Our congratulations to the sailors.
The 2014 event brought 74 boats from across the US and Canada for the annual midwinter championships north of Orlando, Florida. After three days of scheduled racing, the weather allowed for only 4 of the 6 scheduled races to be completed. Diversity across the fleet as far as sailmakers shined with three different sailmaker brands in the top three and 5 sailmakers represented in the fleet. Overall champion Ron Baerwitz led the way with his UK sail, Robert Seidelmann was 2nd sporting the “Team Red” Sobstad/Moorhouse design and 3rd overall was David Moring with the Schurr design. Last year Midwinter and current MC National Champion, Kenny Wolfe was 4th and Jim Gluek (North Sails) rounded out the top five with the North sail design. DIMENSION-POLYANT is proud to be the cloth supplier of choice for the MC class for UK, Sobstad, Schurr and Gus sails. Of note, all three of the top sail brands are utilizing a different DP Dacron style from the full range of OD Dacron styles. Learn more about the MC-Scow class here: www.mcscow.org Photo Credit: Mari Costea Johnson
The Skeeter class showed off some new DIMENSION-POLYANT GPL Stealth over the three day regatta. Regatta champion, Jay Yaeso of Green Bay, WI was the overall champion, with Mark Isabell, John Dennis, Dan Clapp (pictured) and Chris Davison rounding out the top five. The Skeeter class is the fastest OD iceboat class in the world with speeds reaching 80+ miles per hour. The Skeeters will be on display again this weekend with the ISA Championship scheduled for March 21-23, 2014. See more at www.iceboat.org. Photo Credit: Tim Bryden, Green Lake, WI
DIMENSION-POLYANT is pleased to announce that the ISAF has now added our RPN 075 to the list of legal materials for the F18 Class. Kenneth Madsen from our US office is an active F18 sailor himself. He has been testing a spinnaker made from RPN 075 for more than a year and his comments are quite clear: “The cloth has the perfect weight. The sails are always heavily loaded and it needs some grunt to hold the shape. The finish repels water excellently which is important as the sail normally is soaking wet and it takes the abuse of retracting into the snuffer well.”
2014 Key West Race Week
DIMENSION-POLYANT - Precision Spinnaker Cloth
Race Precision Nylon (RPN), red 3112
photo credit: ©PhotoBoat.com
2014 A-Cat World Championships hosted by Takapuna Boating Club, New Zealand. After 4 races, Glenn Ashby has a 1,2,1 and a DNF due to equipment failure, but expect his name to move back to the top of the list once 6 races are completed and the discard is factored into the scoring. Glenn is using Black X-Tech, BX05, from DIMENSION-POLYANT for his mainsail construction. See results and updates here: http://www.sailingeventstakapuna.com/ photo: ©Chris Cameron
This is the new DIMENSION-POLYANT GPL Stealth product in production at the Ullman Sails Virginia loft. The sails are #2 Headsails for a Dickerson 37 and a Quest 30. All they need now is for Spring to arrive and they can hit the water.
photos from Jerry Latell - Ullman Sails Virginia
UK Tape drive cruising sails of John Bennett / San Diego.
Boat is in PV, Mexico. UK So Cal / Mexico
50/50 T PSA
From Bruce Cooper, Ullman Sails (US):
“Hi guys, Thanks for the great cloth and sails from D/P. The Andrews 70 "Alchemy" sailed with the new USNB made GPL sails and walked away with the Class A and 1st Fleet Overall Regatta Copa Mexico winner! The 1D48 "Trigarante" beat some tough competition with their new Sri Lanka - USNB made GPL sails.”
62 Etchells attended the 4 regatta Jaguar Series sailed on Biscayne Bay in Miami. The series is a popular destination given the optimal mid-winter sailing conditions and the format, one regatta each in early December (Piana Cup), early January (Sid Doren Memorial) and early February (Florida States), capped off by the Midwinters East at the end of February. ... mehr
A spectacular event set in the spectacular surroundings of Alexandra Palace saw a magnificent display of dinghies, small day boats. The annual dinghy show, an annual pre-season highlight for many sailors, is unique in the way both class associations exhibit alongside boat builders both large and small. The enthusiasm of the class associations is infectious, they have one aim which is to get more people sailing with them. ... mehr
The 3-regatta 2012 Lightning Class Southern Circuit concluded on March 18 with 54 boats racing in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Congratulations to David Dellenbaugh, Kip Hamblet, and Hale Walcoff (DPUS) second overall, with the only set of sails using DIMENSION-POLYANT fabric. ... mehr
2012 Bacardi Cup Regatta – Melges 20 Class
Vaya Con Dios (USA-30) with Luke Mueller on the helm captured 6th overall and two race wins with new D4® Multi Panel™ membranes supplied to UK-Halsey Texas and finished by sailmaker Pedro Gianotti. USA-30 and UK Halsey-Texas have worked hard to create fast shapes utilizing D4® Multi Panel™ membrane technology. The event featured the entire wind range from 20+ down to a light 5-7 in the final day of racing. Congratulations to Luke and his team. Read more about the 2012 Bacardi Cup and the Melges 20: ... mehr
F18 High-Performance Catamarans and the
2011 North American Championschip
by Ed Sinofsky
NEMA celebrated the end of Fall 2011 by inviting the sailors from the local
F18 catamaran fleet to join us at the Savin Hill Yacht Club on November 3, for the NEMA November General Meeting. About 24 people showed up for the fun event to discuss the success of the growing F18 class. ... mehr
John Gluek (DP US) as tactician was sailing on J80 together with Glen Darden former (J80 World Champion) during the Quantum Key West Race 2012.
They won 1st in this Class and the “Boat Of The Day” award during this week long event. The sails are designed and constructed under Ullman Sails using 260SF HTP® in the Main and Flex® 16 A for the jib. Further information about this race see Johns Quantum Key West 2012 report. Congratulation to John and Glen!.
With much of the fleet using DIMENSION-POLYANT Technora based ODL06 for their mainsails it was Tom Gillard & Sam Brearey from the UK that took the top slot followed by the host nations Robin Inns and Joel Coultas in second place. Both boats used ODL06 Mainsails from Pinnel and Bax sailmakers to achieve their success. ... mehr