Many a sailor has heard the line that sailing is the fine art of going no where fast. For racers and cruisers alike, the pursuit of speed is always in sight. But for serious cruisers and people seeking a fun, relaxing charter holiday, safety and comfort share equal importance.
As we seek to inspire and prepare you – we wanted to introduce you to Carol Hasse, of Hasse & Company Port Townsend Sails, the founder and owner of one of the only woman-owned sail lofts in the world. Nearly 45 years ago she started her business, currently housing her loft in a 1940s former Navy building that overlooks Point Hudson Marina and Admiralty Inlet. There, her team continues centuries of tradition and craftmanship as one of a handful of U.S. sail lofts still using traditional methods, sending sails as far as the Korean Sea, the Mediterranean, and beyond.
Deborah Bach’s excellent article, An Enduring Sailmaking Legacy in a New Era over on the 48 North website is well worth the read. Highly recommended and well written!
You can learn directly from Carol in these videos excellent short videos on OffCenterHarbour.com. We hope you find these as educational and inspiring as we do. Give us a shout at email@example.com if you’d like practice before you get out on the water in the coming season.
Parts & Points of Sail: https://www.offcenterharbor.com/videos/trim-sails-carol-hasse-part-1-parts-points-sail/
The Headsail: https://www.offcenterharbor.com/videos/trim-sails-carol-hasse-part-2-headsail/
Mainsail Trim: https://www.offcenterharbor.com/videos/trim-sails-carol-hasse-part-3-mainsail-trim/
Get ready to sail in 2023!