CDX Pro Cruising Laminate Review

We have test sailed the new CDX Pro Polyester Cruising Laminate Mainsail, Headsail and Staysail from JPK Shipyard Lorient, France to German Bight.

I was keen to look into shapeholding and durablity compared to CDX Old that we have produced about 40,000 m2 and we were extremely happy with.

We sailed all 920 miles from Biskay through English Channel almost nonstop against the wind up to 27 knots true wind - perfect test conditions for boat and sails!!

Attached photo shows the mainsail after 920 miles upwind in partially rough conditions and reefed with still good shape. Fabric looks almost new condition except salt crust !!

Well done to Contender team - test successful and we stand behind the product. The CDX Pro seems to be a great development and is a perfect match between performance, durablity and price. We are happy to push this further for perfomance orientated cruisers or club racers.

CDXProReview

Introduction of Dimension Polyant Lite Skin for crosscut use

SailSelect is proud to introduce a new Lite Skin® range of fabrics suited for crosscut sail assembly. Crosscut sails have less seams, reduced fabric waste and a traditional appearance. The addition of Dimension-Polyant Lite Skin® outer layers protects the film, reduces film shrink overtime, offers less water absorption than a traditional taffeta and provides increased chafe protection from film only laminates. The external layer is coated with UVt®, DP’s proprietary UV and anti-microbial finish to increase UV protection while deterring mildew growth. The Lite and Medium weights are 100% polyester and the Heavy version steps up to a aramid scrim for reduced material stretch..

 

STYLE WEIGHT WARP/FILL X-PLY WIDTH
Crosscut Sm-Oz Count Fiber type Polyester mm
CCLS - L 5.2 10 X 8.5

500 X 500

Polyester

30º 840D 1500
CCLS - M 5.8 6 X 7

1000 x 1000

Polyester

30º 840D 1500
CCLS - H 6.7 7 X 7

1000 x 1000

Polyester

30º 840D 1370

 

Boat Length Application Style
20 - 25

Mainsail

#1

#2

#3

CCLS - L

CCLS - L

CCLS - M

CCLS - M

26 - 30

Mainsail

#1

#2

#3

CCLS - M

CCLS - L

CCLS - M

CCLS - M

31 - 35

Mainsail

#1

#2

#3

CCLS - M

CCLS - M

CCLS - H

CCLS - H

36 - 40

Mainsail

#1

#2

#3

CCLS - H

CCLS - H

CCLS - H

CCLS - H

 

DP Lite Skin

Introduction of Carbon Performance Tape Sails

Performance Tape Carbon is our latest range, a lighter sail with extremely shapeholding properties ensuring a strong and durable construction. Made from a Dimension Polyant single taffeta base laminate with carbon tapes laid in load direction. These sails are excellent for the demanding performance sailors. Read more about it.

Racing experience of Team SailSelect

November 2018: Read all about our racing events and experience in the ORC Offshore World Championship in The Hague on our Facebook page.

New cooperation with BSails as production partner for membrane sails

November 2018: Our top level membrane racing and cruising sails are laminated by BSails in Italy. See membrane sails for more info.