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New Anchoring Sail is Quieter,
Highly UV Resistant
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,” says Gregory.

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

Note to editor: Hi resolution digital photos of the Banner Bay Marine Pointer suitable for printing are available.
Banner Bay Marine
Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 201 452-2834