Published on Thursday, 11th February 2016 - 12:07PM02/11/2016
UK Sailmakers’ Tod Patton bought a new J/88 and teamed-up with Jeff Johnstone at Key West Race Week 2016 for his first regatta. His inventory of Tape-Drive sails had never been set before the first race. Yet they were always on pace and were more than competitive against the veteran teams.
“I believed Tape-Drive sails would be competitive on boats under 40’ and I was right!” said Patton, who lost the tie-break for second. While Tape-Drives aren’t UK’s highest tech sails, Tod proved spending on the “bleeding edge” isn’t always necessary for boats in this size range. Get a quote.