Become a better sailor in 2016 - Great Circle Sails is your place to become a better sailor. Through our blogs and articles we will provide you with the knowledge you need to know your boat better and to become a great sailor. Click the Learn More button and get a free gift a copy of Maximum Sail Power by Brian Hancock.

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We want to make you a better sailor. This website and blog is here for you as a free resource to learn all you need to know about sails, sailmaking, sail handling, sail repair and sail trim. Jump on in. Subscribe to the Maximum Sail Power blog and start to learn. It will make you a better sailor and your sailing much more fun.

Would you like to learn how to trim your sails better?

The Maximum Sail Power blog will dive deep into sail trim from the basics to the technical. Have you ever wondered what the professional sailors are looking at as the tweak and trim their sails? Read about it on the Maximum Sail Power blog and you will soon be the expert on your boat.

Does your spinnaker intimidate you?

Sailing downwind with the spinnaker billowing out in front of the boat is one of life's simple pleasures. But many sailors are nervous about setting their spinnaker. The Maximum Sail Power blog will cover all you need to know about setting and handling your spinnaker.

Hi - I am Brian.  I am the owner of Great Circle Sails and the author of the Great Circle Sails blog and the Maximum Sail Power blog. I have been a professional sailor and sailmaker for almost four decades. A few years ago I wrote the definitive book on sails and sailmaking called Maximum Sail Power. Rather than update it and reprint it, I am offering it to you as a series of blogs. I am certain that you will enjoy them and I know that you will learn a lot. There is no cost or obligation. Just have fun.

Do you know how to set and use your storm sails?

In the article section of the Great Circle Sails website is a great reprint of an article first published in SAIL Magazine. It's all you need to know about storm sails.

Ripped your spinnaker while on a passage? Learn how to repair it at sea.

The Maximum Sail Power blog will cover all aspects of do-it-at-sea sail repair from Dacron sails to nylon spinnakers. Did you know that a hot glue gun does a pretty good job?

I hope that you will make use of this resource. I have had a charmed life making a living as a sailor. This is my way to give back. Take advantage of what I have learned and have fun with it. Subscribe to the Great Circle Sails blog for enjoyment and the Maximum Sail Power blog to learn.

What are you waiting for?

You will be a better sailor after reading the Maximum Sail Power blog. Click the Learn More button and let's have some fun.

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