Effective and easy-to-install anchor riding sails from Aros Sails will give you comfort and safety for anchor.
By minimizing the annoying swinging the sail eases the pull on your anchor increasing safety while hooked to the seabed.
Designed and made in Scandinavia to brave the wild winds of all seven seas.
All boats tend to swerve, swing or sheer when anchored or tied to a bouy. Some more than others. Especially new sailing boats with high freeboards tend to swing – often with as much as180 degrees.
This can be reduced significantly with an anchor riding sail hoisted at the aft - in some cases all the way down to 10-15 degrees.
The benefits are numerous and obvious. Greater comfort, less pull on anchor gear and more safety.
Anchoring in strong wind with lots of side load on the boat and lots of rocking and pulling may cause the anchor to break free under servere conditions. So let your mind and your crew rest at peace and enjoy a quiet night without stress.
Due to a series of physical factors many sailboats seem to wander back and forth. When the wind rises and presses against the freeboard it puts great pressure on the front of the boat. The wind may also catch the forestay, the mast and perhaps the lazy jack. Shifting wind and falling and rising windpressure also play a roll.
Luckily this problem can be solved simply by hoisting an anchor riding sail. It works just like the feathers of an arrow or like the weather vane on the roof - always following the direction of the wind.
By developing two sail designs Aros Sails is ready to meet demand from sailors around the globe - both sails come in different sizes.
All our sails are made from heavy Dacron sailcloth, with reinforced corners, stainless steel eye grommets and heavy webbing. The size of the sail depends on the size of your boat and to some extent the shape of the hull, forestay, mast and also your lazy-jack if relevant.
This sail has a design similar to a storm jib, is very versatile and easy to hoist. It is hoisted at the aft, with the mainsail halyard, attached to the backstay and with a pendant to the deck. It often improves the effect to sheet the sail to one side - either through a snatch block or the genua sheet block. By running the sheet back to a winch you can tighten the sail and avoid flogging.
If you have two or split backstays simply use one.
A high-performance v-shaped anchor riding sail that works well even in light winds. It is placed in the centerline of the boat - well above the cockpit. The top goes up with the mainsail halyard while the two clews are attached to the deck. To tighten the sail and avoid flogging the sheet going forward is best pulled through a snatch block or genua block and then back to a winch.
We recommend the following sizes:
Small - for boats up to 30 feet
Medium - for boats up to 38 feet
Large - for boats up to 45 feet
X-Large - for boats up to 55 feet
Like our customers we are ourselves passionate sailors. We thoroughly test our own products around the Scandinavian waters. We enjoy producing welldesigned and functional products that strive to improve the quality of sailing and anchoring.
We are a new sail loft specialising in anchor riding sails, but we also have more products in the pipeline. So far, we are selling to Denmark, Sweden, Germany and the UK, but we are more than happy to serve customers from all over the world.
Our main objective is to make anchoring a great experience by offering anchor riding sails that provide comfort, stability and reliability to both boat and sailor resting at anchor. One of our anchor riding sail will minimize the swerve of the boat and ease the pull on anchor gear.
CEO & founder