Carol Hasse is arguably the best cruising sail maker in the world. She has sailed many offshore miles aboard KP44's in the South Pacific and is very familiar with the boat. All of Beatrix's sails with the exception of the Pineapple storm stayail are made by Port Townsend Sails, and she heavily modified the Pineapple to her high standards. Our suit of sails includes the fully-battened main, roller-furled genoa, storm staysail and storm trysaii and a assymetric cruising spinnaker/ The fully-battened main slides on a Tides Marine Strong Track system. I can tell you that her sails are absolutely perfect and the main and jenny are beautiful to be behold.
Hasse and crew can be reached at Port Townsend Sails, 315 Jackson St, Port Townsend, WA 98368 USA. 1360 385-1640, [email protected] or at www.porttownsendsails.com.
The sail plans below were made from her direct measurements of our boat.
Carol first drew a profile sketch of Beatrix with both a 130% and 125% genoa. She said "I know they're quite close in size, but somehow the 125% looks like the sail I'd want offshore. Both the 125% and 130% clews are 7' off the deck -- a good height for seeing under when the boat is heeling". We followed her advice and chose the 125% genoa. It is much easier to sail with and reef than a larger jib and although we might loose a bit of power in light air it is much more practical for a cruising boat heading south. Years of cruising have proved her right.
Calculated Sheet Loads
Main and Genoa only
All sails: Main, genoa, storm stays'l, working stays'l, assymetrical cruising spinnaker, storm trys'l.
Carol Hasse KP44 Sail Plan (Adobe PDF File, 133.7 KB,