Star sails

WB-Sails initiated a thorough, scientifical research & development programme around Star sails in 2005. The goal was to improve on the designs shaped through a century long trial-and-error process, by the most talented sailmakers and sailors in the world.

Star sails

For the R&D program, a novel system with three syncronized video cameras was developed, to study the dynamics of the rig and the sails: One camera at the masthead, one on the foredeck and one outside the boat. WB-Sails CFD-flow simulations were used in to optimize the shape different conditions. Read more in "Developing sails for the Olympic sailors" in our archive.

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The all-purpose main features a radial clew and head. There are two jibs, light-medium and medium-heavy. The Olympics gold medal jib is all radial. 

Below: Fredrik Lööf and Max Salminen winning the Olympic gold in London 2012.

Star sails


 Video: Simulation of turbulence around a Star sailing in waves.




Star pricelist 01.09.2020

incl. VAT, within EU

Mainsail 2 920 € , Jib LM 1 200 € , Jib MH 1 230 €

ex. VAT outside EU

Mainsail 2 360 € , Jib LM 970 € , Jib MH 990 €

Prices include long bags, epoxy battens, speed stripes, clew blocks & zipper luff on jib, sail buttons.

Shipping cost will be added. 


Pelle Petterson talks Star.