A cruising sailor typically favours longevity over performance and does not need the extra speed achievable with exotic materials. Cruising sails must be strong, well cut and durable. Options include:-
- Roller Furling Genoas – Using UV stabilised fabric.
- Fully Battened Mainsails – Keep their shape and ease of handling. Coupled with Quicpac lazyjack system.
- Cruising Spinnakers – Furling or Snuffer Spinnaker systems