Maintaining Your Sails

Whether you own racing or cruising sails, proper maintenance and a little extra effort on your part will ensure increased longevity and added sail performance. From rinsing off saltwater to proper storage your sails for the winter, there are a number of steps that can be taken to keep your sails in top form. Below, we have compiled a list of cleaning and care tips to help you get the most out of your sails.


There are several methods of keeping your sails clean, which are dependent upon the nature of the stain. These methods include:

Important: Solvents can break down the adhesives and finish of sails if used incorretly. It is important to rinse and dry sails thoroughly after using them.


Once you have cleaned your sails, it is essential to properly stow them away.