|Westfield, NJ – A new anchor riding sail introduced
by Banner Bay Marine utilizes modern fabrics to make cruising
safer and more comfortable.
Attached to the backstay, an
anchor riding sail helps keep the bow of the boat into the
wind, reducing bobbing and swinging. This reduces strain on
the anchor so it is less likely to pull out. The steadying
effect also makes for more comfortable and assured sleeping,
as the boat remains stable. According to Banner Bay President
Jess Gregory, a riding sail serves the same function as the
feathers on an arrow.
“In low wind, it steers breeze into hatches and wind
scoops. In high wind, there’s less violent motion,”
Traditionally custom made of stiff Dacron sail fabric, riding
sails can snap and vibrate in strong and shifty winds, and
be highly susceptible to UV deterioration.
The new Banner Bay Pointer is constructed of a tough, but
supple 12.5 oz. modern polyester close weave canvas –
which eliminates worrisome “flapping” –
and is highly UV and mildew resistant, assuring long life.
The sail, with three heavy duty polished brass jib hanks sells
for only $220. Riding sails can be rigged for single and split
backstays. To purchase, or learn more, visit www.bannerbaymarine.com.