The sails are made for Stirling and Son 1880s-style racing cutter Integrity

  

The sails have been made up for the new 1880s-style 20-ton racing gaff cutter being built by Stirling & Son of Tavistock in Devon.

The sailmaker for the project is Steve Hall of North Sea Sails, who works from the Ibex Sail Loft in Tollesbury. The photos above were taken by Annikka Hall.

The sails are made from Clipper canvas with brass eyes, hand-stitched bolt ropes and leather work.

There are 2,000 square feet of sail between the jib, staysail, jib topsail, square sail, mainsail and yard topsail.

Earlier intheboatshed.net posts about Integrity can be found here; other posts about the Will Stirling and Stirling and Sons boat building and design work are available by clicking  here and following the ‘older posts’ link.

 

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