Neil Pryde Sails on Southern Cross
Neil Pryde has worked closely with Howard Rice on his newest boat the Southern Cross and his latest voyage through southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego on a 12'/3.6m boat! You can follow this amazing adventure/voyage on Howard's blog: http://thepocketyacht.blogspot.com/
The boat is the Scamp sailboat; plans and details for this home build boat can be found through our friends at: http://smallcraftadvisor.com/scamp-sailboat/
The Scamp as normally configured has a single lug sail but for this voyage Howard has gone to a split rig or Gaff Yawl. This will give him much more flexibility in sail trim for balance and safety. We tailored the sails for the new rig design and built them in a rugged 6oz tanbark colored dacron.
As you would expect, the finishing of the sails was also on the rugged side with extra heavy threads and additional reinforcements throughout the sail. The tanbark is easy on the eyes when on the sea for long periods and we think looks great with the color scheme of the Southern Cross.
We wish Howard all the best and look forward to following the adventure.