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Vancouver 2019 - #2 Sails: Inspection, Maintenance, Design, Repairs

The repeat of this informative evening: Sails are beautiful! As works of art, craft, and science, they are rich in history yet evolving with modern materials and our understanding of fluid dynamics. This is an informative and a Hands On Workshop. At the EVOLUTION Loft, Yellow Building behind ANDINA BrewPub -

When: Wednesday Feb 20, 2019
6 pm to 9 pm
Where: Evolution Sail Loft
150 McLean Drive ( N. End of Clark 2 Block East)
Vancouver, British Columbia 
Contact: Ken Christie

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Sails - Inspection, Maintenance

Repairs & Design, ( Similar to the January Class)
Hands on experience at the Evolution Sail Loft


Wednesday Evening February  20, 6 -9 pm

N.E.  end of Clark Drive, opposite Western Marine Wholesale.

- In class, tips,  and techniques that will help you keep your sails in good working order.. Jason will describe and show examples of designs and materials and explain the advantages of each. He will describe wear points and cleaning methods,  and what you can do when out on a mid ocean cruise to maintain the power you expect.
Jason will give the hands on experience of what to repair and how. Teaching methods by hand or by machine.

Threads and fabrics are important in repair. Do it the simple way or the complicated way. - Learn the right way- keep your vessel powered.


With 15 years in sailmaking and a lifetime of sailing, you can count on Jason for experienced advice.  Jason grew up racing dinghies and spent 8 years teaching/coaching sailing on the Saint John River in Rothesay, NB.   Racing keelboats in BC eventually led him to taking a position in a sail production loft in Vancouver in 2003.  With years of building sails, Jason has a strong background on how sails come together and the specific needs of Pacific West Coast sailors. He & Jaye  started their own sail loft in 2011, and you will find him there, hard at work at Evolution Sails Vancouver.

Jaye Fanjoy

She may be on the road to pick up or deliver your sail, measuring or taking notes for you order, or in the office keeping things running smoothly.  You’ll find her out on the race course when time permits, always encouraging many new people to the lifetime passion of sailing.

Nicole Foster
is a native Vancouverite, She started working in the sailmaking industry in 1974 for Thunderbird Sails. Over a 30 year career of building sails she has worked for 5 sailmakers, including 10 years each with international companies. One ‘claim to fame’ is building a Star Class set that won the World Championships!

Optional Dinner: ANDINA - it is a Craft Brew Pub with FOOD - out front in the same building - arrive before 5 there.

Parking-  FREE - Along Powell St
The Evolution Sail Loft is located in the back of the yellow building off the loading platform, 150 McLean Drive.

BCA Members: $30
Non-members: $50

Maximum Class Size:
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A $15 processing fee will be charged in the event of participant cancellation.



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