Chuck O'Malley: sail construction cloth choices and tips
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In this bonus episode courtesy of Andy Schell from the 59 North Podcast, we join a training workshop with Andy’s sail maker Chuck O’Malley who he has worked with on various projects for more than a decade.

In this episode, recorded at the WCC Ocean Sailing Seminar, Chuck discusses the technical aspects of building and maintaining ocean-going cruising sails. Chuck talks about design and construction characteristics, downwind sail choices, three-reef versus storm trysail setups; storm jibs; gennakers and Code 0 sails; and much more

Chuck is founder and loft manager of Chesapeake Sails, a business he started in 2002 and he has successfully collaborated with numerous racing teams and has guided countless numbers of extended cruisers on how to plan and prepare their sail inventories for offshore sailing. 

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