Sailmaker - Fareastsails.com
Customer Comments, General Feedback and Sailmaking clips
From Auckland, New Zealand / Hans Christian 43T Ketch (8001113)
I have finally fitted both sails & used them for the first time........THEY ARE PERFECT........I am very happy with them, thank you, a job well done. I have been very satisfied with every part of the process, from first contacting you to very quickly receiving the finished product. You have been very professional, promptly replying to emails & keeping me well informed of progress. I would thoroughly recommend Fareastsails! Best regards
Dawn, SY Quiet One
From Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand / Radford 400 (8000828)
I now have the sail. I am most impressed with the cut which provides a perfect set; no creases when flying. It is a "mile-eater" and certainly visible. The yellow has no shame! It was used when sailing up the east coast from Wellington to the Bay Of Islands and added significantly to daily distances covered.
Thanks for the service.
From Bonville, NSW, Australia / Camp-cruising catamaran (8000932)
I have received the sail - it is beautiful and I am very happy with it. Thank you for your patience and to your sailmakers for their work.
From Seabrook, Texas / Sabre 38 (8000827) (Warp Drive Sail set)
My new sails are really excellent, I could not be happier. We have been racing on Saturdays this month and have done very well with them, especially in heavy air. The 110 jib allows me to keep a full main up to at least 25 knots true. Of course, when it was only blowing 10, we didn't do so well. But that's alright, I like how easy this sail is to trim vs the old 150. I will get pictures asap.
From La Paz, Mexico / Hughes 38 (8001103)
Finally left LA Paz and flew the main you built me, damn man, that's a lovely sail. If you ever need an endorsement for your sails come to me first.
Thanks for a great sail.
From Rio Vista, Ca. USA / Hunter 33 (8001017)
Just wanted to drop u a line and let you know I received the main sail. I hoisted it up the other day and she fits and set nicely.
Thanks for all your help.
From Australia / Elliott 780 (8001205)
I finally got to try the sail out on the weekend. I am more than happy. I hope that you get another sail or two from others here at KBSC in Bunbury. I think they were impressed enough to look your way. Thanks for the experience. Easier than I thought and with a great result.
From Guatemala / Cheoy Lee 44 Ketch (8000909)
Brad & the Far East sailmaking team,
The sail you made is of the highest quality and fits perfectly. I can't wait to use it next month when I sail from Guatemala to canteen in Columbia. I plan on ordering a main in June. Thanks for doing such great work.
From Mombasa, Kenya / Custom 10m (8000120)
Good day Brad
I used the sail for the first time last weekend and found that it set very Well and I was able to point much higher in all a great success.
Please quote a cruising chute for same boat.
Regards - Peter
From ballymena, UK / Ballerina 21.5 Mk11 (8000931)
Hi there, I am writing to tell you that I received my sail today and I have to say from start to finish the whole process of purchasing my sail from you has been excellent you made the process of ordering very simple with great communication and updated information. The sail itself is exactly what I ordered and at a very competitive price, I shall certainly promote your company at every opportunity. Many thanks, Paul
Sent from my iPhone
From Doonan, Australia / Dennis 500 (8000823)
The sails have arrived and are excellent . Thank you for your professional service
From Seattle, Washington, USA / Ranger 29 (8000823)
Recieved, tried out new sail. Far better than I could have imagined, looks like it will outlast me and my boat! Super reinforcements at all the attachment points. Looking forward to it "breaking in" so it is not so stiff. Excellent! Thanks
From Dubai, UAE / Omega 42 (4001004)
I’ve attached a couple of long overdue photos of my Omega 42’ sloop Aquarius, sporting a fully battened main and 100% jib from you. Both sails are serving me well. Sails Shipped 2011.
From Stavanger, Norway / Bavaria Cruiser 33 (7000915)
Thank you so much for the Gennaker i am really pleased with it it! Here is a picture
From Stavanger, Norway
Best regards, Alexander
From Fort Pierce, FL USA / Tradewind 39 (8000705)
Mainsail received in excellent condition well cut and fits perfectly
Thanks John & Di
From Eden Hills, South Australia / Elan 37 (8000519)
Have finally had good enough weather to try the new kite. Went out in about 10kts wind, solo. Engaged the auto helm, set up the tack and sheet, hauled up the halyard, pulled up the snuff and pop! the sailed filled immediately while I was still on the foredeck! Sail is quite forgiving and can be sailed through about 20 degrees without re trimming. Of course that is in cruising mode. Attached a couple of crappy photos, taken from aboard so you can’t sees much but the picture of the instruments tell a happy story!
From Scarborough, UK / Beneteau First 210 (8000715)
Sail received and just want to thank you for excellent service and finished product. We've already been out giving it a try. Brilliant.
From Kansas City, Mo, USA / Helson 20 (8000613)
JUST A NOTE TO TELL YOU AND ALL THE GREAT TALENTED FOLKS AT FAREASTSAILS HOW MUCH I LOVE MY NEW MAINSAIL. I RIGGED AND SAILED IT TODAY, PERFECT FIT, PERFECT SHAPE AND HIGH QUALITY WORK.
FRED XXXX, KANSAS CITY MO. USA.
From Quebec, Canada / Vagabond Landfall(8000218)
We like to thank you for everything. We try our sail last weekend , it's perfect good quality and good sailing. We keep your address for our next sail.
Guy and Marie
From St. Thomas, USVI / Cheoy Lee 47(8000317)
The sail arrived here last Thursday and I am very pleased with the service you provide and shall sing your praises. We have had an unusual amount of heavy rain since this past Friday and finally hung the new Yankee this morning. We haven't sailed with it yet but the quality and fit is what we had hoped for.
Thank you and fair winds,
From Palmview, Queenslands / Ross 650(8000409)
Just wish to advise, the sail I ordered arrived today.I am extremely impressed with your professional approach and handling of the order.From start to finish.The sail looks amazing, I'm hoping it performs in the same manner.I will keep you posted.I will have no hesitation in recommended your services.
From Baton Rouge, La, USA / S2 (8000206)
I received my sail and it is great it fits my s2 perfectly and I am very happy with the sail in the future I will be dealing with you to make my sails that I need.
Thank you and great job
From San Francisco Bay / Santana 22(7000725)
The 155 & main you built for me are kick-ass sails. Need a new mainsail Cover and a modified 120 head sail. Took one handicap 1st this summer. Smallest boat in the race against about 15 larger boats, half of which had their masts in the water and we were the only boat that didn't even get water in the cockpit. Hoping that you still got all the numbers for my boat!
From St Thomas USVI/ Irwin Citation 38 (8000119)
Good day Brad
Here is a picture of our new Fareastsail We are heading from the British Virgin Islands to the US Virgin Islands
From World Cruiser, Israel,Uruguay, Cape Horn, Chile, French Polynesia back to Chile in Routeto Panama / Genoa and Gennaker (ordering new main) / Bavaria 40 Ocean (4000905)
Dear Team of Far-East-Sails,
While under cruising the oceans, from Israel to Caribbean, to Brazil and the Beagle Channel, we ordered a new genoa and an asymmetrical spinnaker from you which we received in Uruguay. The order completion was very professional, your help and advices super and the prices good. Still we were overwhelmed when we also saw the quality of your work done after the delivery! We continued our cruise with the new sails to the southernmost city (Ushuaia) and the southernmost yacht club (Micalvi, Pto. Williams), sailed up the Patagonian channels to Pto. Montt, up the Pacific to Valparaiso and crossed over to French Polynesia and returned from there to Chile after visiting most of the islands. We are still very happy about the sails from you and the stormy and often raw conditions proved their quality.
Many thanks and keep going this way!
Karl, captain of SV "Bomika"
Lisa & Charly Bohne (BO) mit (MI) Tita & Feivel, unseren Katzen (KA)
email: Bomika@gmn-usa.com oder Bomika@matysonboard.net
From Jakarta, Indonesia / Code 0 for 16.5 Custom Catamaran (7001130)
From Rayleigh, UK / Moody 33 (7001212)
My mainsail has arrived today. Thank you very much for your services. I will be recommending you to my friends, I think you will get a job or 2 from them. If I need any other sails I will be mailing you.
Best regards, Nigel
From Gibraltar / Beneteau Oceanis 461(7000911)
I am now in Gibraltar and have picked up the two packages you sent me with no hassel. Thank you for your service and just to let you know I am very happy things came together so well. I'll be looking forward to putting up the kite when we head off to the Canaries.
From Lima, Peru / Beneteau Oceanis 343 (7000328)
Pictures of Sails.
From Québec, Canada / Hunter 35.5 (7000530)
From Mermaid Waters, Queensland / Hobie 18 (6000818)
From Baleares, Spain / Beneteau Oceanis 31 (7000509)
From Glasgow, UK / JEANNEAU SUN ODYSSEY 37
From Kinghorn, Scottland / Albin Viggen 33 (7000303)
From Kedah, Malaysia / Neptunian 33 (7000102)
From Peru / Beneteau Oceanis 343 (7000328)
From Otay Mesa, California / Cheoy Lee modified 26 (6001126)
From Nelson, New Zealand / Mull 9.5 (6001009)
From Saint Martin (France Antilles) / Catamaran BRAZAPI 41 (6000703)
Avec ma nouvelle voile, le bateau marche très bien et remonte beaucoup mieux le vent. J'ai été très surpris car la nouvelle voile est beaucoup plus petite que l'ancienne. C'est la raison pour laquelle je ne vous ai pas commandé une autre voile. Nous verrons plus tard.
J'ai besoin d'un foc pour un HOBBIE CAT 16 Gateaway, pouvez vous me faire une proposition ? C'est un bateau de série et je pense que vous connaissez sa mesure.
From Carina Heights Brisbane, Australia / Hanse 370e (6001032)
Just wanted to thank you and your team for the new spinnaker I recently received. It fits perfectly and is very well made. You will be getting more orders from me. Kindest Regards Col xxxxxx
Crossing the Pacific / Beneteau Oceanis 331 (6000814)
HI Brad. firstly my storm sails arrived yesterday. They are exactly like I hoped they would be. II am really pleased with them and your service. Okay on the boom cover I will measure everything and organise some money. thanks again for your good service. freddo
From Melbourne Australa / Herreshoff 28 (6000729)
Just dropping a line to really thank you and your team for all the hard work that you guys put on the making of my sails to keep me going. It is still hard to believe it was delivered in the time frame you had promised.
The sails were impeccable and fit like a glove with no wastage of area. Was very impressed with the overall profile of the mainsail, specially being battenless. Every little detail that I adamantly asked for was manufactured to specification, couldn't be any happier with it.
Am buying another yacht for another crossing in Apr 2014, and will certainly be contacting you then...
Once again, I sincerely thank you for the amazing sails.
Best regards, for you and your team
From Nova Scotia, Canada / Reliance 44 (5000828)
and had to be bolted on the right way. (2) The batten cars create friction on the mast making
dropping the sail a bit tedious. We bought 11/2" battens which are a bit stiff adding to this matter.
From Quebec, Canada / Mirage 27 (6000408)
Thank's for your service.....I have received my sail in 4 days, and he work very fine on my sailboat :-)
M a r k
Q u é b e c, Q c
From Duxbury, MA, USA / CAL 28-II (6000411)
We are quite pleased with the sail and your company. Everything done in an as promised manner. We have been sailing a half dozen times with the new genoa. While not in a gale yet we have sailed in winds up to 30 knots with as well as light winds with equal success.
While our furling main has a couple more seasons we will not hesitate to buy our next sail from you.
From SAINT MARTIN / Privilege 39 (5001228)
From Sydney Australia / Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 34.2(5001012)
We received our new main, genoa and spinnaker just before Christmas.
They all fit beautifully and perform very well. Thank you for all your efforts.
However, we have had stronger breezes in Sydney in January and February and the 150% genoa even when furled doesn’t cope too well.
The mainsail you made is a cracker. With the full battens we can reef down easily and the sail holds its shape even in 25 knots of wind.
We are considering a 100% genoa as a number 3 and wonder if you would make it from Contender C3L fabric for us?
(C3L (Cross-Cut Cruise Laminate) styles are designed as a cross-cut laminate for cruising sails)
Please let me know if it is possible.
Thank you again
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 34.2
From Quebec, Canada / F-32 AX (5001112)
Hello Brad, My screacher arrives in perfect condition. Thanks a lot for your perfect job. I appreciated all the communications by directly mail and your price. You will be my sailshop in my future new sails.Best regards. Patrick
From Grenada, West Indies / Beneteau First 47.7 (5000402)
I have just got back from Grenada
The sails are superb.
From Quebec, Canada / Mirage 30 (5000417)
Thank you for all your good service.
From Bayamon, Puerto Rico / Lugger 27 (5000908)
The sail just arrived and it look great. You guys did a excellent job. Thank you very much. I will be recommending you around for sure.
From Okpo, South Korea/ Pearson J-24 (5000913)
I believe that you recently supplied a Spinnaker for a friend of mine, Peiter XXX, for a J24. The boat did very well in the Tongyeoung International Regatta and came in 3rd, behind the Japanese Professional Team and the Korean National Ladies Team, so an excellent result for a 20 year old boat. Thank You.
I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully we can have a good discussion about another J24 sails and other opportunities.
From St. Thomas, USVI / Pearson 424 Ketch (5000917)
From Calgary, Canada/ Custom 12' (5000819)
From Beaver Bank, Canada / Reliance 44 (5000828)
Thanks for the sail. Everything fits, my little yacht has a new lease of life, and I'm very happy. Word of mouth advertising is still the best form and your professional approach will ensure my spreading the word......... Incidently i asked three Australian sailmakers to quote for the sail and was going to go with them if they were within 20% of your price (try to help the local industry)..... none replied to my email. Yours sincerely trev.
From Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia / Len Hedges 10m (5000812)
From Muscat, Sultanate of Oman / Beneteau First 31.7 (4000526)
I am pleased to report that your genoa is giving excellent service and now I should like to enquire if you are producing a new style of sail developed in Australia that is virtually a parachute for running downwind.
If you have such a sail in production, I should be interested in having a price for a chute to suit my Beneteau First 31.7.
From Kelowna, BC / O'Day 28 (5000508)
From Upper Hutt, New Zealand / Van De Stadt 9.2m (5000615)
From San Rafael, CA USA / Irwin Citation 399(5000511)
From Arbon, Switzerland / Granada 27(5000532)
Thank you for te very good work from your Team!
I be very happy with my Spinnaker. I have tested July 10 and 11.(fast
0,75 US oz is perfect on the Lake Konstanz.
From Noranda, Australia / Sparkman Stephens 36(5000512)
Hello MelissaRe Invoice No: 5000512 – Neil xxxxx
Just to advise that my new spinnaker arrived safely today.Great sail, Great job, Great Professional service
Thank you and well done.
I will certainly be back in contact when I require another sail.
From FAGERSTRAND , Norway / Spirit 32(2001006)
I am a very satisfied customer of yours: One Genoa 1 and onde Genoa3.
We sail under very short - and small - competion conditions. - 11 - 15 boats
Winds and currents are - maybe - the most challenging in Norway. Often from 0 to 14 m/second! Wind direcion changes ± 60 degrees.
Our competitors - and maybe us as well - are proven to be in the top of this country. They (our friends and competitors) compete in any race there is over the year - not us.
We compete in LYS-class.
In 2009 we came #1
In 2010 we came # 2
In 2011 we came # 3
From New Brunswick, Canada / Hunter 30 (Tall Rig)(4001027)
We recently purchased a genoa, mainsail, spinnaker and sock from your company. The sails fit perfectly and we are more than happy and impressed with the overall quality! A very complicated process was made easy and the staff at Far East Sails were very helpful and patient! Your service including the four day delivery was impressive. You can expect business from many of our fellow sailors who are also impressed with the quality and price of your product!
Thank you ever so much!
Don & Christina S.
Dalhousie NB, Canada
From Mildenhall, UK / Seamaster 23 (5000105)
Dear Far East Sails,
I would just like to thank you very much for the sails you provided for me earlier this year. The quality is amazing, as was the price. I will be contacting you soon for another spinnaker.
From Monifold Heights, Australia / Farr 11.78 (4001012)
It’s been a while since you supplied me with a new mainsail. It fitted perfectly and performs great, congratulations to you and your team. I have no hesitation in recommending your sails.
I am in need of a new number one racing performance Genoa up to twenty knots. What type of material and weight can you recommend for this type of sail and a quote please.
I will forward the headsail form when I recheck measurements.
Farr 38 AMS rating Build date 1993.
From Kill Devil Hills, NC, USA / 1998 Hunter 376 (3001022)
– we are improving with the new sail and came close to winning one race the last regatta.
I sent you picture of us coming back last week end.
From Dubai, UAE / Omega 42 (5000112)
Trust all is well and business good.
My sails (delivered back end 2011 for Aquarius, Dubai based Omega 42) are excellent thanks. Very happy with them.
I'd like a Genneker now if possible. Can you quote off the file details you already have or need me to provide a luff measurement?
Look forward to hearing from you
From Saint-Petersburg, Russia / Bianca 27 (5000315)
I have received the sails. Excellent service, thank you!
From Helensvale, Queensland, Australia / Morgan 44 (5000418)
I would like to thankyou for your excellent service and product. It Arrived yesterday (Tuesday). The weekend is loking great.. Thanks Fred.
From Queensland, Australia / Beale 780 (5000403)
From Plymouth, UK / Westerly Centaur 26 (5000318)
From Tobago / Samson C-Bird (5000209)
hello from happy Grampian26 loveyour Sails !
From Victoria, Canada / Grampian 26 (2800307)
From Key Largo, Florida, USA / Custom 27 (5000201)
> Hi Brad,
> I couldn't be happier with the new mainsail. The workmanship and fit are excellent.
> Thanks very much,
From Darwin, Australia / Hartley Sparkle 8m Trimaran (5000206)
I recieved my sail today here in Darwin and it fits perfect, looks great, thanks for all your help, now i can go sailing, bye for now
From Poole, Dorset, UK / Skipper 17 (5000218)
Hi Melissa Recieved sail monday 2.4.2012 very satisfied would not hesitate to buy again thanks Pete.
From Stockholm, Sweden / Beneteau First 31.7 (2800507)
Hello, I have bought a gennaker from you. Very good, thank you. Need a code Zero, approx 38 sqmt with a "scrim" om Technora, (Kevlar). Kind Regard Bjorn
From MARSEILLE, France / Ecume de mer 8m (4001217)
I gave your address name to some friends, I
hope they call you
About the drifter all is OK very good job !!
From Québec, Canada / Chatam 33 (5000207)
I want to confirm today received Genoa sail at 15.00 h 13-03-2012 time Canada Quebec, im happy, thank-you, thank-you to for small invoice in bag, I will tested in June(summer) the sailboat go on St-Laurent fleuve because at de moment is again winter at Québec, and give you new after tes, tank-you big for you, Brad and team, come back you wit picture sonne
From Montreal, Canada / Triade 38 (4000326)
Good day Melissa and Brad, and to all at Fareastsails!
The sail I obtain from you is still perfect and I am very happy with it!
I am in need of a new lazy bag for my sailboat and thought that maybe you also make these or know of where I can obtain one ?
The boom is 12 feet long and I have the lazy jack and poles so only need canvas.
Can you help ?
Jacques, from Montreal
From Avoca beach, Australia / Endeavor 26 Mark 1 (4001206)
sails look great managed 3rd over line only 2 mins between1st
2nd and 3rd nationals start friday
From TRIABUNNA, AUSTRALIA / Mottle 33 (4001116)
letting you know that the sail arrived yesterday afternoon
with much excitement.
Thankyou for a very good experience dealing with you, efficient service and will recommend you to anyone looking for a sail.
RegardsJane & Roy
From canet en roussillon, France / Malo 50 (40011115)
j'ai bien recu le spinnaker et la chaussette
je n'ai pas eu le temps d'essayer en mer
le spinnaker est magnifique et tres bien fabriqué
la chaussette parait peu facile a utiliser mais je pense que çà ira
je vous remercie pour votre service qui est super efficace et rapide les prix sont tres raisonnables
je ne manquerais pas de donner votre adresses aux amis qui veulent faire des voiles
From Canada / Hunter 30 (Tall Rig) (4001027)
From Tasmaina Australia / Young 88 (3001111)
By the way I’ve been using the smaller of the two spinnakers you made me last year extensively and have had significant success, winning a 180nm offshore race and a 275 nm offshore race. Only had its first (very small) hole this weekend. I’m not rated for the bigger spinnaker so it only gets used for performance handicap racing. Very happy with them.
From Australia / Starlight 30 (4000826)
I have now given my new sails a good work out in various wind conditions and I am totally pleased with the result. The workmanship is first class and the sails set beautifully. I will not hesitate in recommending you to members of my club for new sails. I believe you already have a query from Peter Ross.
Regards Les Abbott
From Australia / Farr 1 Ton (4000614)
I know that it has been a while since my new sail was shipped, I have only just returned from an extended cruise and wished to thank you for the wonderful and timely service provided by your company. The sail arrived on time as promised and I am very happy with the finished product.
Word of Mouth is the strongest form of advertising and I have been more than happy to tell other prospective customers of my experience and recommend your company. I believe that this has resulted in at least one other order from Mr. Ian xxxx at this stage.
From Australia / USA - Ranger 32 (2600323)
John H Rand
S/V DANCYN, Ranger 32
From Quebec Canada - Pearson 323 (4000220)
I received my sail and I am happy !!! very nice…
I sent to you a plan of my sail that you were suppose to send me back…
I would like to have it back thank youNormand
From Barcelone Spain - Alden 11.8 -(3000601)
From Muscat, Sultanate of Oman - Beneteau First 31.7 -(4000526)
Thank you for the advice that my sail has been shipped and for copies of the associated papers.
The sail was delivered to my house on 17th July, four days after leaving Hong Kong and the day after I arrived in Muscat.
Customs dues amounted to only USD 11 on the invoice price shown which was most agreeable.
The sail appears to be as ordered and I hope to test it tomorrow if we can find some wind in the Indian Ocean off Muscat.
Thank you for a well-coordinated and very efficient service.
From British Columbia, Canada - Catalina 30 -(4000417)
From Carlisle, Ma, USA - Bristol 35.5 -(4000127)
I’m pleased to report that my sails arrived the day before our race and fit perfectly! We voluntarily DQ’d due to safety concerns with very foggy conditions, but I know the boat will sail very competitively with this new set of sails. She points better than I ever imagined it could with the new main and the cut on the new genoa is just what I’d hoped for. I couldn’t be more pleased.
Thank you for answering all my questions! Kindly pass on my thanks to your team as well. I know where I’ll be shopping for my next set of sails!Ross
From St. Lucia / Martinque - Triade 38 -(4000326)
Dear Melissa and Brad,
In the excitement I forgot to thank you for the excellent service you provide.
The sail was manufactured in 5-6 weeks as you had stated up front
being the busy season. The sail arrived in Martinique on the exact
date you indicated. The sail was shipped to a "boat in transit" and
there were no taxes or duty of any kind. Yes, that means zero $ !!
All I had to pay was a 15$ storage fee as I picked up the sail a few
days later as I was in St-Lucia when it arrived!
The sail is magnificent! Excellent workmanship (I bought sails from
North, Doyle, Neil Pride ans some local shop in the past and none were
better, most were of lower quality) and to the exact measurements I
provided. It fits perfectly, and sails so much better that the old
main it is replacing, making it worth every dollars invested. Your
price was half that of the best quote I got in Martinique, and you did
not try to sell me something I did not need. I got excellent advices
from you all and I really appreciate this.
Fantastic sail, fantastic service, fantastic price, cheap and fast
delivery, what else can one asks ? Maybe a photo of Brad and Melissa
on the website ;-)
Thanks for everything.
House in Montreal, Canada
Boat somewhere in the Caribbeans, at the moment in Martinique
Planning a circumnavigation in my Langevin 38 next year
From Avoca Beach, Australia - Endeavor 26 -(4000309)
Raced last Sunday came 1st on handicap 3rd over the line sails looked and worked
well Quite a lot of interest from other members of gosford sailing club as they
asked me for your email address hope you get some more business from them.
Best regards VIc Montague
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From LISIEUX, France - Beneteau First 41s5 -(4000328)
From Avoca Beach, Australia, Endeavor 26 - (4000309)
Thank you for the sails they arrived ok I sailed with them last weekend and they seemed fine fitted perfectly will be in touch soon to order a no3 genoa
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From Lancashire, United Kingdom - Bavaria 350 - (3001201)
From Sporup, Denmark - Dufour Gib Sea 43 - (4000318)
I am very pleased with the results and professional treatment from fareast sails.
Everything went well and with good information and help
Therefore, I would like to renew my mainsail too.
From Miami, USA - Jeanneau Odyssey 37 - (4000205)
I received the sails and set them up yesterday. They look nice and match my requirements I am glad having taking my time for taking accurate measurements. A small issue, the headboard track slide which is too big and doesn't fit into the mast groove, but I can probably trim and adjust it. (not a big deal!)
Weather conditions were pretty harsh and I used the genoa entirely stretched just a few minutes then needed to furl it . I used main sail first reefing block which worked ok.
Since I am going to travel, I will write a full review in a couple of weeks.
From Almere, Netherlands - Jeanneau Espace 1300 - (3001229)
Hi Brad and Melissa.
Mainsail received and fits perfectly.
Thanks for support during the ordering and good quality. Am very pleased.
Warm Regards Paul
From Tasmania, Australia - Roberts 45 Ketch - (4000214)
From Queensland, Australia - Roberts 34 - (4000107)
From Austria - Bavaria 35H - (3001128)
Our Genoa now was first time set on our boat and I like to give a short feedback.
Four days after delivered in Hongkong the Sail arrived by FedEx.
Tax and custom was at low range and could be paid to FedEx directly. Very easy.
Our boat stays at the Adriatic and we have been there the last few days. (sunny but cold winds, 4 to 7 degree)
What we want to have was a robust sail also for stronger winds and to keep it set over a longer period in Summer.
Due the cloth is stronger than the old one the sail looks like double than the old (wow). The sun protection covers the leech and looks fine (exactly same color as our spray hood) and the triple stitches, the clew and head reinforcement makes a good impression. The sail fits exactly to the rig, clew is in the right position for sheeting and it is easy to furl. I am very happy with the sail, it is exactly what I want.
I like to thank You and your crew very much for the easy and certain way to handle the order.
When I am searching for a main sail for my boat – in the next few years – I will be pleased to contact you again.
From Queensland, Australia - Duncanson 34 - (3001222)
The sails have arrived already!
That's truely amazing!!!!!!
Thanks guys :) pat yourselves on the back.
cant wait to hoist them.
From Victoria, Australia - Dehler DB1 34 - (3001217)
(new bag on the way for Wayne)
From Kill Devil Hills, NC USA - 1998 Hunter 376 - (3001022)
Finally got to take the new sail out on the water yesterday. Did real well – looks good – all seems to fit nice and sailed great. Fits in the lazy bag good. Looking forward to racing it. I think it will be good bit faster than the old one. I’ll let you know how the racing goes.
From Panama - Aleutian 51 - (3001109)
THAILAND - Antares 44i Catamaran - (3001027)
I confirm receipt of my Screecher its perfect................
I wish you & all the staff at Fareast Sails a Happy New Year.....
Many Thanks from John on "Spirit of Nina".
I got my sail last week and have sailed it twice. Great job! the sail looks good, flies good, and has met my every expectation . My business partner has been so impressed with the quality of your sails, I expect he will be buying a full set for his boat before he goes cruising next year.
Brad, got the main sail last Wed., it fit like a glove and sailed like a arrow. Thanks a millon fareastsails!. Let me get the measurements and we can start on the ginny.
I received the new Mainsail in Tahiti, without any problems. Customs was fine and I am very pleased with the speed of delivery. The new Mainsail was a perfect fit according to the information I sent you. I have the opportunity to sail with the new sail and I am very pleased with its shape and performance. I am also able to hoist it fully by hand and need only a few cranks of the winch handle to bring it up tight, something I couldn't do with the heavy old sail.
Thanks again for all your help and for sending a great sail as you promised.
Yours truly, Jean-Louis LePendu
Brad - Fareast Sails,
On a recent visit from Ireland my friend Dermot with hivarengineering informed me of his recent purchase of a great quality sail at a great price for his 36 foot sail boat from you.
He has forwarded to me a copy of all the communications and details with you re that purchase.
I have, as a hobby here in Sausalito, CA. where I live, an 83 foot, cutter rig, 50 ton old wooden sail boat in need of a new mainsail and genoa jib, plus possibly other sails later.
The mainsail has approximately an 86 foot luff and about a 39 foot foot, all with old merriman bronze track slides, reuseable large headboard and tack and clew rings, I have still in good condition from my old main made in 1958 by Kenneth Watts in Los Angeles.
The mast is 103 feet, 7 below deck and 96 above all strong and sound ready for a new mainsail to be sailed in the strong winds of the San Francisco bay.
Fareastsails appears to be very capable of building sails of this size and weight.
Are you desirous of giving me details and/or a quote on the above?
Brad at Fareastsails,
Sail arrived today, looks great and everything is
exactly like the specifications. Weather is suppose
to be clear and 69 degrees tomorrow so I will be
testing the sail on the lake.
If they sail as good as they look I will be ordering a
genoa later this spring.
Thanks for all your help.
Tested the sail yesterday and it was perfect, plan to
order more later in the spring and send my sailing
friends business your way.
I received my No 2 Genoa yesterday, so far I have only unrolled it in my house. From what I have seen the quality and finish is excellent. If it performs as good as it looks I shall be over the moon.
Many thanks to you and your company for the very efficient and prompt way that you have produced my sail.
I shall certainly be using your company again and will also recommend you to other members in our sailing club.
Many thanks Far East Sails
i sure you made sails to maxi 95 swedish boat.
i have the main from your companny great sails with me over 9 years
need main fully battn 2 reefs plus head the big one 135 or 150
all the best
Dear Brad I'm finally back
in Italy and I found your sail (order number
41020). It's a very good job and I'm 100% satisfacted. I own a
sail school and I'm an
experienced sailor. Thank you Fareastsails!
Brad, Got the sails- look good- haven't hung them up yet- Thanks, Larry
Sail arrived Paphos Mon 23, I collected it Tue 24 and sailed the boat with
it Wed 25. Sailed for 5 hrs on mains'l alone, in winds of 10 - 15 kts, all
points of sail and got speeds of 3.5 to 5.5 kts, most of it with one reef
in. Looks like a pretty good sail. Many thanks.
hey the sails are great they perfect fit main is great shape it draws well i can climb up wind great only thing that i saw wrong they left out one slide on the luff of the main it has the clip for the slide but no slide so please send me one but other than that all is very good nice sails thanks - Quincy
Today I recieved the mainsail, it fits perfect.
All the new measurements are exactly right.
I thank you for your support and technical know how.
I will spread the word around over fareastsails and there support.
Congratulation Far East Sails!
I tested my new sail this last week end and really enjoyed it
Good job !
Dimensions and colors are quite good and I'm really happy with that from broad reach to full and by
Next step would be a symetrical one...
I just have now to use it cleverly ! First occasion this week end : eighteen hours race inside our local "Bassin d'Arcachon" sea site
Hoping this realisation will bring you many new orders...
Just a quick note to tell you I received the sail on time. Wow, I am so
impressed with the service of your company and the quality of the mainsail.
Every chafe point hand leathered, every aspect done with the care of a hand
made sail. I can't wait to try it out.
Thank you again. I will spread the word of what a great job you did on my
restoration website for my boat: www.bristol29.com.
.....Nice Main Sail...........Awesome Delivery..............Will send money order to get next set of sails going with the drifter sock & main sail boot all together..Thanks.....Sail arrived on July 3rd.....outstanding...............
Today I've received your sail for my Shipman 28
It fits perfectly and looks great. I expect it sails that way too.
thank you very much for this exzellent sail you made for me.
It's is in good conditions an worked hard an fast.
you can find us under www.nordlbcup.de, please have a look.
I just sent a picture.
Dr. Winfried Hornung will ask for 3 spinnakers, we will ask for a spinnaker
in March 2006.
Best wishes, good luck an thank you very much
From: American Samoa
Brad the sail fits great, thanks so much. Feel free to use me as a reference.
Best wishes, Maggie
Fareastsails Comments from From Italy;
my staysail (order ref. 2501010, Franco Tesio) is perfect and I want to
order another sail.
I need an asymmetrical spinnaker type 3 (broad reach to downwind, TWA
90-170) with spinnaker sock. Sail weight requested is 0,75 to 1. Is it fine
for poor wind up to 15-20 kts?
J measuremt is calculeted from mast foot to bowsprit end.
Thanks very much
Fareast Customer Comments from Portugal;
PS : The Dufour StaySail, that you made for one of our customers, was in did VERY GOOD. The customer is very satisfied !
All my best wishes for 2006 !
My assymétric spinnaker is perfect !
Perhaps you got a mail from my friend Jean Pierre Schiavi from Toulouse who is buying a new Bavaria Match racing 34" and wanted to order a symetrical spinnaker...
Personnaly I would want to replace my old genoa
Could you please send me your proposal for the following dimensions :
I = 13.50m
J = 3.34 m
LP = 6m
Pleased to read you soon
Fareastsails customer comments From Texas;
I received my 135 genny this week and was able to put her on today. What a beauty!! I really appreciate your communication with me during the ordering process. I could not have gotten just what I wanted without your help. I am absolutely ecstatic with the sail. I had my Hunter 35 pushing 9 knots today in a 20 knot wind! Wow! This is the second sail I have bought from The Wolfbay Group (Far East Sails) and would highly recommend you to any of my fellow sailors.
From Jacksonville Florida;
Thank You! Fareast did such a fantastic job on the main for my S2 that I'd love to get a whole new set of sails for the Columbia. I've done alot of browsing to get some specs on sail dimensions off the internet for quotation purposes. But when it comes to filling out the order I'll verify every measurement with as much detail as possible. Would love to get a new genoa and main before May. Best Regards
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James Scott Sundie
Fareastsails Customer Comments From Quebec Canada;
> Hi Brad:
> To advise you that my new mainsail (2501218 Graham) arrived
> this afternoon, local time. I am thrilled to bits, but will
> have to wait for better weather to hoist same. IT'S SNOWING
> LIKE BLAZES HERE.
> Have unwrapped the sail, and first impressions are that you
> guys did one heck of a job.
> Many, many thanks.
Fareastsails Customer Comments From San Franciso, USA
I got the main last friday and I put it on yesterday, which was a lovely day here in San Francisco, and the main fit like a glove and looked perfect. I just would like to thanks for the attention that you have given me in the sales dept.. and to let you know that my experience with you and the sailmakers so far has been great and I will let others know that. So, on to the next project, I hope you got my last mail and understood what kind of spinnaker (gennaker) that I am looking for. I will take off for Australia later this month (not with my boat, that will happen later this year) and be gone for about a month, so it would be great to be able to order the sail before I leave.
Fareastsails Customer Comments From Calgary, Alberta
Sail arrived and finally got it up and looks great....thanks for all the effort.
I would like to get a price on a cover for it. If you can send the the measuremnts required I will fill them out and return for a quote.
Fareastsails Customer Comments From Norway;
I just wanted to say that I have received my new genoa, and it looks all right. The measurements were correct, and when I was out the other day, the form of the sail looked fine, although it was difficult to make it flat enough when reefed.
The next sail I will need is a genaker, and I will come back to you then.Best regards
Fareastsails Customer Comments From Texas, USA
Fareastsails Customer Comments From Scotland;
The mainsail arrived today which was good timing as the boat goes into
the water tomorrow. Dimensions look OK and I was very impressed with the
standard of workmanship and general finish of the sail. I am looking
forward to testing it at the weekend.
(see his test below)
Fareastsails Customer Comments From England;
Just a quick line to let you know that the sails arrived on Wed and we used them for the next race on Sat and we came second.
The sails are fantastic. Thanks for all your help!!
Fareastsails Customer Comments From Glasgow, Scotland
I tried out the new mainsail at the weekend and was very pleased with
the results. The sail fits perfectly and performed well in very gusty
conditions up to force 6, for my first sail of the season down the Clyde
to my mooring, without any problems and has transformed the performance
of my boat. The reefing points and loose foot all worked well. Just one
small point do you have any tips for removing the creases caused by
folding for transport.
Fareastsails Customer Comments From Long Beach, Ca USA
sail was delivered to my door step on May thirty. Working on refinishing spars and it will be a week or so before I hoist it up. Looks nice...........
The sails have arrived. The craftsmanship and design are better than we had hoped for. The sails are up and we are prepping for our departure. We will site your info on our website and rave about far east sails. If there is a place you would like us to post a comment we would be happy to do so. We are very happy customers. Thank you for your time and patience. We are back on the road and so the adventure continues!!
Be well John and Heather
John H Rand
Fareastsails Customer Comments From: Western Australia
Dear Brad<>Just writing to thank you and Fareast Sails for a great set of sails for my Westsail 33. they set very well, and the workmanship is some of the finest I have seen, thanks.
Andrew Farrar & Daren SweeneyTel: (08) 9384-8836 Mob (A): 0417-968-951 (D):0406084754
Fareastsails Customer Comments From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada
hi Brad , Jamie and I are very happy with our sails, thanks, Don.
Fareastsails Customer Comments From England;
i am very pleased with the mainsale i purchaced from you 7-june 2004 thanks graham
Fareastsails Customer Comments From Colton, Ca. USA
We are VERY HAPPY with the new sails!
Keith and Ruth
Fareastsails Customer Comments From Hong Kong for Customer in Germany
I would like to say thank you very much for the sail, my father bought from
yourside. As he told me, everything is fitting very well.
Fareastsails Customer Comments From Victoria Canada;
The sail arrived and looks quite fabulous. Many thanks for the excellent service!
It was a pleasure doing business with you -- and I will certainly return for more in the future.
Far East Sails customer comments From England;
Just to let you know the sock arrived yesterday. Looks very good.
Thanks for your help.
Far East Sails customer comments From Virginia - USA
greetings BRAD - Like new sail very much (very popular). BEST REGARDS
Far East Sails customer comments From France;
I receive the veils Saturday, I have tested them yesterday. The sails are perfect, thank you very much with you Brad
and all your team of the very good work carried out.
I leave in a few days the my great voyage, I entirely rely on your material.
I will have can be some photographs of the boat with its new sails.... if Ca you interress, let me know it.
Fareastsails Customer Review From Denmark;
My new Genoa has arrived in Varde. It looks great. I am very satisfied.
I have told some of my sailing friends about your homepage and the quick reply you give on questions.
Will be back next fall for a new mainsail.
Fareastsails Customer Review From New Zealand;
> Hi Brad,
> I just would like you to know that the sail is on the boat and
> everything is ok.
> Thanks for all your help and the good job of fareastsails.
> If I'll have other sails to replace I look foreward to get into business
> with you again.
> Best regards, Tom
Fareastsails Customer Review From England
Fareastsails Customer Review From Norfolk, UK;
Received your BEAUTIFULLY made self tacking jib yesterday. It looks great
and I'm just busting to give it a try but that will be a few months yet I
Please pass on my thanks your craftsmen.
Norfolk NR17 1DD
Fareastsails Customer Review From: Sequim, Washington>
I purchased a genoa and main two years ago. They have performed beautifully. Please
quote below jib.
Fareastsails Customer Review From Norway;
The shipment consisting of gennaker and sock arrived here today. Looks great. I am very satisfied with your execution of my order and your good methods of communication with the customer.
I will get my new Hanse 342 in May this year, and I look forward to sailing with the gennaker.
Fareastsails Customer Review From Malawi;
The sails were delivered by courier about a week ago all in good condition and we fitted them on the dingy on 15th January. They were EXACTLY right. We went for a trial sail but the wind just died on us and we will try again next week.
The internet has really put what seem like remote places on the map. Many many thanks to you and the team who made the sails. It is very much appreciated.
All the best for 2007.
P.O. Box 54, Dedza, Malawi.
Fareastsails Customer Review From Qubec;
> Hello Brad, I have inspected the main sail and it looks great.
> I cannot wait to show it to the friends at the sails club.
> If the sail perform as good as it looks, I will look forward to ordering a
> Genoa and a SPI during the fall seasons.
> Again thanks for your patience and support.
> Regards, Marco.
Fareastsails Customer Review From Newfoundland;
I just wanted to thank you for the prompt delivery and beautiful work you did on my sail and cover. It looks great, however I will not be able to test it out for a few months due to our weather here in Newfoundland. Once again, thanks for all you help and perhaps I'll be needing your services again in the future.
Fareastsails Customer Review From Germany;
Fareastsails Customer Review From Bucksport, Maine
My gaff mainsail arrived today. Looks great! We will likely be ordering
some headsails later this year.
Regards, Steve o'COnnell
Fareastsails Customer Review From Scotland (2700213)
Hello Brad, hope you are keeping well.
First of all I would like to let you know that the
received main sail exceeded my expectations in terms
of quality. Great job!
Could you please give me a quote for the following
Cross Cutting 6.18 US oz Dacron (Challenge Sailcloth)
Looking forward to hearing from you.
BEst Regards, Matias
Fareastsails Customer Review From: Portugal
I've just received the spinnaker by speed post, all went perfectly :-) I'm looking forward to trying it out, we'll do it perhaps next week.
Great job! Thanks,
Fareastsails Customer Review From: Italy
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Fareastsails.com Customer Review From: Nassau, Bahama
Sails arrived after a little fight with FedEx Bahamas but not too bad.
All hanked on and looking great, they look really well made and I'm very pleased. Expect a few more orders from the Yacht Haven at Nassau, lots of envious eyes on the dock when they went up.
The only thing missing now is some wind! it's been hot as hell here for a fortnight now and no sign of a breeze to try them out with.
HeyHo you can't have everything.
Fareastsails.com Customer ReviewFrom: Surrey UK
The sail arrived today and it looks fantastic. Tomorrow I'll take it to my
boat and use it in earnest, weather permitting, in a race on Saturday. I
Thanks for the brilliant service; I'm very impressed with your on-line order
and delivery tracking systems - not to mention your prompt response to all
I will be back.
Peter J Manly
Mob: 07767 346716
The sail is great. Some learning experiences getting it up the first time
but thereafter easy!
We're very pleased with the sail. Thank you very much.
Peter J Manly
ReviewFrom: Tabernacle, NJ, USA
ReviewFrom: Trani, Italy
I received the sails and today hoisted.
I am without words!
I want thank you again .
A stron shake of hands, and fair winds.
Fareastsails.com Customer Review From: Bainbridge Is. Washington - USA
I am not sure who to reply to but I think this was the last email I got
from your company so I will reply to you.
I recieved my order of a heavy working jib for a commercial, sail
assisted, west coast tuna troller some time ago. I have been very busy
since then and was not able to rig the jib until yesterday. I just wanted
to say that we are very pleased with the product. It will require just a
few minor improvements of the jack line arrangement but I expected to do
that anyway. I look forward to sending you dimensions of my mainsail and
maybe another jib sometime after the summer tuna season.
We just wanted to thank you for a fine product at a reasonable price.
Fareastsails.com Customer Review From: Fircrest, Wa, USA
it sets well. All of the sizing which I measured and re-measured turned out perfect. The new
genoa makes my main look used so you will probably hear from me next spring on that one.
Fareastsails.com Customer Review From: Aberdeenshire,Scotland UK
Fareastsails.com Customer Comment From: CLIFFSEND RAMSGATE, UK
Fareastsails.com Customer Comment From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Hello Melissa and Brad:
Unbelievable!!. The sail got to Calgary in two days and I picked it up yesterday. We are leaving in a day or so for the boat and so glad that we had it sent out now. Can't wait to hoist her up and see her fly. This has been a great experience working with you and I truly want to thank you for all your help. You will be highly recommended to any of my sailing friends looking for new sails. I will drop you a note once I unpack it and try it out.
Fareastsails.com Customer Comment From: Australia
Hi Brad spinnaker sock arrived ,looks excellent, as with the sail I am
very happy with the quality, & having tried the sail performance is
excellent Thanks , Happy Days Best Regards Andrew
Picture of Andrew's S/Pin and Main we made;
Picture from Andrew.
Fareastsails.com Customer Comment From: Durango, Co, USA
Fareastsails.com Customer Comment From: Austrlia (2700520)
Well I finally got to unpack the sail and fit to the yacht. It is a very nice job and I can find no fault, (although I have not been to sea with it yet)
It is about 500mm short in height and about the same on the boom. This is no problem as in time I imagine there will be a little stretch and better to be a little short than too long. I still need to get the battens made, other wise I am ready to go on my trip to NZ, Tonga, Cook Is & Fiji.
Thanks a lot for your great service and you will be getting all my future business.David Simpson
Fareastsails.com Customer Comment From: Dublin, Ireland
Fareastsails.com Customer Comment From: Cork, Ireland
Thank you and your team for your extraordinary efficiency, I have been blown away by it!
Best regards,Clive Doherty
> Hi Brad
Fareastsails.com Customer Comment From: Broendby, DK (Denmark)
> I received the sails yesterday morning, they went swiftly through
> customs without any problems and were delivered on the exact time that
> FedEx had informed me that they would.
> I tried them yesterday evening and they fit perfectly.
> Thank You for Your kind assistance and advice with fittings and
> I will return to you within some months. I will probably also need and
> new genoa, fok and gennaker/spinnaker.
> In the meanwhile, if you have a good deal on a uncollected Gennaker or a
> 'standard'-gennaker which will fit my boat, then don't hesitate to
> contact me.
> Kindest Regards
> John Torp
Fareastsails.com Customer Comment From: Falicon, France
I just wanted to let you know that I had received the sail in good order
very shortly after your last email and that everything was fine, in time
for the 2-week cruise I just came back from.
Thank you and the FarEast Sails team for the good work!
Fareastsails.com Customer Comment From: Albany, Ca USA
Sails arrived this morning. They look great, and I thank you very much. I bent them on the boat earlier today, and everything seems to be in order. I have a little more adjusting to do, but that said, should have a good idea if there are any problems within a day or so -- but I expect none.
Thanks again for all your help, and please pass my thanks along to the others who made this work.
Fareastsails.com Customer Review From:Dublin,Ireland
Hi Brad, you might remember me. I got a Main sail and Genoa off you for my boat at the start of the season. What an improvement they made to the boat, we even won our club regatta on the water and on handicap.
Anyway i am looking into getting a spinnaker. the boat is masthead rigged and lenght of mast about 40foot. Could you please give me a quote for above sail.
Picture of a Spinnaker we also made for Robert.
Picture sent in by Robert McFadden
Finally got a good photo of my boat with the spinnaker up.
We have won our season championship, the race on our commodore`s BBQ day,
our Islands race. Unfortunatly didnt make it home for our main regatta as
we had the boat up in scotland cruising.
Just thought I wud send you this pic to let you see how the sail looks.
Fareastsails.com Customer Review From: Spain
Hello Brad and Melissa,
Many thanks for everithing,the sail arrived to Huelva in good conditions,I had not time for check the sail before the race of this last weekend (Memorial Cristobal Colon) here in waters of El Rompido (a beach of Huelva),but the sail was perfect, 2ºplace for my JOD 24 "RUNNER",and with very bad lucky,we cuold to win the race.
For spring season I will need other sail for a old quater ton IOR, wich one I am restored,I will send order without any doubt.
Fareastsails.com Customer Review From: Greensboro,NC
Fareastsails.com Customer Review From: Trinidad
thanks for the sails. We had back them first time in use while we were sailing now from Trinidad to Dominica. We are very happy about them. Great work!!!!! Getting them in our luggage from Europe to the Caribbean was no problem either. Once again thanks, Eeva
Fareastsails.com Customer Review From: Newfoundland
Fareastsails.com Customer Review From: Denmark
The new mainsail has arraived in Varde.
It looks Great.
The Layout of the Logo is perfect. I am wery pleased with your performence
at Fareast sails.
Fareastsails.com Customer Review From:TAUNTON, England
Hi Melissa and Brad, sail arrived this morning, tried it on, it is 'ABSOLUTELY SUPER, BEAUTIFUL JOB', please add me to your list of happy clients.
I will be ordering a main, as soon as I gather the funds,
Many Thanks, please congratulate Your 'Crew',
Fareastsails.com Customer Review From: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK
I bent on the mainsail you guys made for me yesterday and it is great, I'm really very pleased with the sail and that it fits perfectly.
Ron Cushing, a very satisfied customer.
Fareastsails.com Customer Review From: Nairn, UK
Fareastsails.com Customer Review From: Vancouver, Canada
Hi Brad and Co.,
Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the new main for my Crown 28. It sets beautifully and I really like the attention to detail in the way reef points, batten pockets, grommets etc are sewn. Please pass on my appreciation to the factory.
Andy VineVancouver, Canada
BRAD I RECEIVE MY SAILS,MAIN AND GENOA,LAST WEEK.ITS LOOK GREAT AND EVERYTHING IS DONE WITH CARE.I'M VERY SATISFIED.SAILS WAS DELIVERY TO MY DOOR,WITH CUSTOMS FEES LESS THAN EXPECT.
Fareastsails.com Customer Review From: Quebec, Canada
Fareastsails.com Customer experience From: Norway
Fareastsails.com Customer experience From: Sweden
Thank you very much! I received and took the sails out for a test this weekend and I must say I did not just get new sails but a new boat as well. Huge difference. The quality is very high and the cut and measurements are exactly as ordered.
Fareastsails.com Customer experience From: Belfast, N. Ireland
Fareastsails.com Customer experience From: Cairns, Australia (2800327)
Fareastsails.com Customer experience From: Glasgow, Scotland (2800221)
Will take picture of sail + snuffer in bag at weekend when at the boat and will send it to you at beginning of next week.
I flew the sail at the weekend and it looks really great - doubles my speed as well!
Fareastsails.com Customer experience From: Kratholmvej, Denmark
Just want to let you know we have sailed with the new sails, we are very
Thanks for good workmenship!!
Fareastsails Customer experienceFrom: Scappoose, Oregon, USA
Just a follow up about my sail. I LOVE it. It fits perfect, the shape is good, and I’m a happy sailor!
Thanks, JimI’ll get in an order for a sail cover into you soon.
Fareastsails.com Customer experience From: Los Angeles, USA
Brad,Just to let you know that the sail was received in good order, and has been bent onto the Beneteau and had its first sail test on a trip to Catalina last week. All worked well and the sail has a fine shape.
All in all I am very pleased with the sail and I am sure we will be doing more business.
Fareastsails.com Customer experience From: South Chatham, Ma, USA
Fareastsails.com Customer experience From: Budapest, Hungary
Fareastsails.com Customer experience From: Budapest, Hungary (2800610)
thank you very much. The spi arrived well on Monday 4 August. No problem with customs, therefore extra thanks. Its exactly what I wanted.
All the bestDr.Erhard von der Bank
Fareastsails.com Customer experienceFrom: Hardys Bay, NSW, Australia (2800616)
Hi Melissa / Brad,
It has been remiss of me not to have advised you of the prompt delivery of my sails. They arrived in approximately 4 days and in good order. I have had them up and I am very pleased. Thank you for your patience and skill in interpreting my requirements.
Thanks again I will be back for my next sails soon.
Best RegardsAdrian Williams
Fareastsails.com Customer experience From: Bosco Yachting Services sarl, Switzerland (2800701)
Hello to the team of FAREASTSAILS: Thank you for sending my order, ahead of scheduled time, and with such celerity and personal care. The sail is perfect, the shipping was also perfect, and l am inpressed with the good quality. Of course l will recommend your loft to my sailing school students, or anybody interested to renew their sails.
J. de Bosset, Bosco yachting Services, La Vigie, 1428 Provence, Switzerland.
Any prospective customer of FarEastSails may contact me for more info. www.boscoyacht.ch
Par la présente je peux vraiment recommander la voilerie FAREASTSAILS, Hong Kong, aux navigateurs désireux de renouveller leur garde robe voiles, ou d'en fabriquer sur mesure. Mon achat a été fait avec rapidité, la qualité est irréprochable, et l'envoi a véritablement été fait par les moyens rapides et profitables à l'acheteur (Moi!). Je n'hésiterai pas a recommander des voiles à cette voilerie.
Jean de Bosset (Bosco). Bosco Yachting Services Sarl,
La Vigie, CH 1428 PROVENCE
(Suisse) Plus d'info:
Contactez moi. www.boscoyacht.ch
Fareastsails.com Customer experience From: Galway, Ireland (2800710)
This sail arrived safe and works fine.
Many thanks for all your help. I am sure you worried about it, specialy the
bolt rope size,but it's perfect.
Fareastsails.com Customer experience From: Novato, California (2800713)
I had a chance to use the new sails this last weekend and I am very pleased.
Thank you to you and your staff.
Would you quote a new asymetrical spinnaker for my boat?
The sail should be 1.5 oz material and have a premium sock similar to the ATN spinnaker sock or the North sails snuffer.
Fareastsails.com Customer experience From: Oslo Norway(2800308)
I received my sails just in time for summer holidays, and I am most
satisfied with shape, workmanship, detals, and our communication during the
ordering process. See pictures over - the sails were brand new, and tne
seems had not yet set themselves. But - you see 2 very flat sail. The main
gets more depth forward with a little more wind. I only had about 10 knots
of headwin when picturs was taken. Compared to old sails: more speed, less
Also customs was easily dealt with - as you indicated. Thank you!!
Sailorman 4000 batten boxes and sliders are 1. class. Highly recommended.
Now there are some minor detail - party just recommendations to you based on
my experience (which includes a complete Whitbread so I may be a bit
Fareastsails.com Customer experience From: Craigavon Northern Ireland(2800209)
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Fareastsails.com Customer experience From: Machans Beach, Australia(2800824)
To Melissa and staff at Fareastsails.com
Thank you for the sail (o/no 2800824) My partner and I are very impressed with the proffesional way in which the whole transaction was carried out and the prompt delivery we received. We are now able to head of on an extended sailing holiday and I will not hesitate to recomend your company to any other sail purchasers, and as I work in a chandlery I often have the chance to do so. Once again thank you and all the best.
Trevor and Sandie
Fareastsails.com Customer experience From: Flevoland, Netherlands (2800730)
Fareastsails.com Customer experience From: Sandnes Norway (2800820)
Thank you for good and fast service during all the process with my main sail. It arrived just 4 days after shipping. I tested it today, and it meets all my expectations.
Christian Nakling, Norway(you may use this e-mail in your home site under customer comments)
Comments on Fareastsails From:Bonaire Netherlands Antilles(2800826)
Hi Brad, Very happy with Genoa we got several months ago. Would like price for a main.
Please give budget quote now and I will provide all measurements later. Used for club
racing and cruising - fully battened (4), 2 reef points, maybe contender cloth.
Dear Brad,Thank you for your handling of yet another detail. I have installed the sail and it fits beautifully. I definitely intend to keep the website handy, because I would like to add a spinnaker to the boat. Thanks again for all your help!
Best Regards and Merry Christmas,Mike David
hi,brad&melissa,I recieved the the sail yesterday morning,and am very pleased with it.I congratulate you for your exelent service from the initial order and the help given,to the prompt delivery.I cant wait for the summer to try it out.I will be ordering a staysail from you after the summer,I need to make accurate measuremnets,while on the boat,thanks once again,especialy for the customs declaration,mike taylor.
Received sail, tried it out, am totaly happy. craig
I just received my new sail by Fedex, unbelievable how quick it was!
I opened the box and everything was well pack, I unfold the sail and it looked good for a quick visual check, all the detail and the measurement are exactly what we approved.
Next move, will be to fix the jib on is furler and sail with it, that will happen only in 8 weeks from now , we still have snow and ice on the river... I will write you later to let you know how well it performed.Thank you again for the good service.
The sail arrived as promised.
The sail fits perfect and performs very well.
After noon Brad
Could I please order an other sock for the geneker I just bought. In white if possible.
By the way we had it out for the first on Sunday it was fantastic.
I received the sail today. Fits well and looks like you guys have done a
great job - many thanks!
Please also pass on my thanks to Brad and the rest of the team.
we have received and already hoisted our new sails - and they are
fantastic as the last sails we had from you ;-)
Best thanks for your endeavours
In regard to the Spinnaker itself I am very happy with it and the quality of its construction is up there with the best of them. The service and delivery you offer is second to none and will be recommending to those who ask
Sail is terrific. Can sail up wind 5 degrees more.
Txs a lot.
Just dropping you a line to tell you that the sails were used on the boat over the weekend and they are absolutely fabulous. Thanks a million we are delighted with them. I'll definately be passing my recommendations, on your behalf, to the other members in the sailing club.
Thankyou again and best wishes to you and Melissa and the staff..
Hi to all the Members of the Fareastsails Team who helped in the complete process of our new sail. We hoisted it upon arrival, and with a few changes to our rigging, she looks to be a perfect fit for Patricia Belle. We wish to express a special thank-you for our team, Melissa, Brad, and our sail design, and makes for a job well done. Sure wish I'd thought to add a new sail cover to our order!!! Next time!! Thanks again for all your help, patience and service.
Jeannie and Captain Patrick Hughes
Captain Patrick and Jeannie Hughes
Captain of the Patricia Belle and Captain's Lady
Hi Brad and Melissa,
Just to let you know that the sails arrived safely this morning, thank you. (No customs or import duty either.)I’ve only had time to unpack them and have a quick look and I am delighted !
Without wishing to sound patronising in any way, they are beyond my expectations and I now need to get the boat looking worthy of them !<>Thank you so much for your patience and advice. I won’t hesitate to recommend you guys.
Best regards,Stuart Blake.
Last year you supplied a new set of sails for my Beneteau 40CC. ID : 1927364156 We must thank you for the service and outstanding quality of the sails we are very pleased.<>I now ask a quotation for a
Type 3 Asymmetrical Spinnaker Star Cut (Gennaker)
You should have the measurement data in your records but I believe it would be
Luff 14 m
Our yacht is a Beneteau 40 CC from year 2001
Hello James and melissa,
I tried my 2 sails last week end and everything is OK, thank you for your good working and congratulations for serious job
I'm very happy about "finishing" which is very well done
I'm alone here (in MARSEILLE) to risk this operation with you, but anybody who see the sails now say "this is a good job!")
If friends of me want to order to you, I will help them to take all quotes, the only risk is here I think.
thank you again,
Hi,<>Do you do a main cover which incorporates the lazy jacks and a zipper on the top. The bag stays on the boom and the sail falls into it when dropped. I’ve seen them sold under the name “stack pack” before.
Boom length is 2.9m with 2 lazy jacks at about 1m & 2m from the mast.<>If you do them, a quote would be appreciated, with delivery to
PS: I bought a main off you about 2 years ago – very happy with it. Boat was “Spirit” sail no. G341. Boat has been renamed “No Rush”.<>Regards
A happy customer with his new mainsail
now I'm back from my vacation. I tested the mainsail long time and am very happy with the sail!
Therefore, I would like to order for my Dufour29 also a reefing genoa with you. In may you have already given me an offer for a 110% performance genoa with sunbrella suncover for plastimo 510T system. Is it possible to produce the sail with window? Can I get a boomcover and foresailcover from you too? Please make me an offer for sail and covers. Another question: What discount can we get when a friend of mine at the same time like me orders a sail?
Hi Brad I received the main sail used the sail twice fits perfecly
and I able to point 5 degree higher too the wind.
thanks veru much
Just wanted to let you know that my new sail arrived this morning. I unpacked her and spread her out for a fine tooth comb inspection. I must say, I was quite impressed with the quality and workmanship. Kudos to the sail makers.
I hauled her up, and after a few adjustments to the rigging, she fit like a glove. She was tighter than a prom queen on homecoming night! And delivery.....Half way around the world in less than 24 hours. WHAT!? I was amazed. You were 4 days earlier than the expected completion date. Amazing!
Even though I do sail and canvas work, I could not beat your price for just the sail kit from Sailrite. Now you have me thinking about a new Genoa. I'll let you know.
Thanks Brad for your great service. You have recommendations from me. I'll spread the word.
Hi Melissa and Brad,
I am happy to inform you I have received the sails in good condition.
Last weekend I have made a little winter-sailing-trip with the new sails.
They fit brilliantly, and the performance is excellent, far better than with my old sails.
So I want to thank you for all your help.
hi brad,just thought Id let you know my new sail is fantastic,sailed france to greece and turkey last year,sail performed great,thanks again,mike
St. Croix, USVI
Hello Brad and Melissa,
Better late than never I suppose. We are at anchor in St. Croix in the Virgin Islands. Just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the main sail from Far East Sails. You provided a high quality sail at a discount from any other place we looked at. The quality and performance have been fantastic!
Thanks for the email concerning that the sail has now been shipped. I can not wait for it to arrive. Please pass on a thank you to everyone involved. The whole process has been a pleasure and your concern and follow up emails in the making of my sail has been just so great. I have mentioned your company to a number of friends over the years and I know that they have used your company, the latest being Richard Fiddles who had a spinnaker made, currently cruising the east coast of Australia who has informed me that he is totally wrapped in the workmanship and how the spinnaker is performing. This is my first yacht so have never had a reason to purchase sails before but will use your company and recommend your services to anyone I come across.
One last thing, do you only make sail covers or do you also make Lasyjacks also.
Once again, thanks for everyting,
All arrived, delivered to
the door, all installed and tested, very impressed with the
now the main looks old, so lets replace it.
Full batten main for Beneteau 411 Celebration, 3 reefs, solid sewn in battens, as originalLet me know what other information you need,
thanks for your answer. Let me thank you one more time for your fine services, I am very pleased.
Best regards and all the best to you and fareastsails.
I got the sail yesterday . thank you. I had a look and very happy with it. I will let all my friend's now.
So thank you jim
The sail is tested, and I am very pleased. No complains. Only smile. Your sails will be considered next time, and I am happy to recommend to others.
Please have a look at the attached pictures.
All the best, and thank you.Finn
I waited so long before to feedback to have the time to deeply test your mainsail in a long cruise in Croatia.
I am fully satisfied of your work, the only little thing I can say is that the sail is a bit little but it is ok.
Please, if you need, give my email account to your next italian customers (as Mr. Nicola Manca).
Thanks again, best regards
Just to let you know I am delighted with the headsail. Perfect fit, good cut and very precise stitching. I am so pleased I shall be sending details of my mainsail shortly.
Good Evening Brad,
A note to tell you that the sails arrived and we have installed them and have sailed yesterday with them.....WONDERFUL....we are very pleased and want you to know that we are happy and will recommend Fareast sails to all who ask. Please feel free to use us as a reference if you wish...we will be happy to show our sails to your prospective customers. We thank you for your good work and patience. We will call again should the need arise. Regards, Burleigh
Received my sails last week or before, had one race and did well, tried them both last Saturday and they are fantastic, I am very happy , thanks for your help and product…
Hi - just to let you know that the sail is now on the forestay and its a perfect fit. Thanks again for all your help and prompt service.
Sail Comments - Fareastsails.com - Manitou 32 - Hunters Hill, Australia -(3001120)
The sail arrived today. All OK. Extremely pleased. It is perfect.
Sail Comments - Fareastsails.com - Triton 721 - Brightwaters, Australia -(3001110)
From Redland Bay, Australia / Traditional Gaff Rig Timber Yacht (6001030)
Keith and Ann
Pelican Slipways Pty Ltd.
From Victoria, Australia / Temptress 34 (7000703)
For light air reaching. It is for basically the same conditions as what you now know as a VMG spinnaker, going downwind in conditions light enough that you have to sail tighter apparent wind angles, 60 to 90 degrees apparent.
Medium air running. It is used in the same conditions as a symmetrical AP spinnaker, 90 to 135 degrees apparent, for going downwind from 8 knots to 20 knots.
Medium air reaching spinnaker. Used for reaching in 10 to 20 knots apparent, the wind angle where you can carry it will vary with wind speed but generally between 70 and 110 degrees apparent.
Heavy air runner. Full size, used for running in 20 to 30 knots.
Heavy air reaching for over 20 knots.
Storm runner for over 30 knots.
The Code 0 is a specialty tight reaching sail, and can also double as a heavy air spinnaker. Current rules require the midgirth to be at least 75% of the foot, which is meant to prevent making a 180% genoa and calling it a spinnaker. (On a genoa the midgirth has to be 50% or less of the foot) They are made with the luff as close to straight as possible, and the shape as flat as possible, without having so much roach on the leech that it flaps too much. In light air they can be flown with an apparent wind angle as tight as 40 degrees.