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Our sailmaking videos take you inside legendary sail lofts where talented craftsmen and women to this day use time-tested traditional sailmaking techniques to produce the highest quality sails. If you ever wondered about the specific techniques that make a good sail efficient and reliable, you’ll find a wealth of information and maritime knowledge in these videos.

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Restoring Mink, a 1914 Buzzards Bay 25, Part 4 – A New Set of Old Style Sails: In our final visit aboard MINK, we learn about the new suit of old-style sails made for the 1914 Buzzards Bay 25. Sailma...
Sailmaking at Nat Wilson’s Loft, Part 4 – Ropework, Rings & Grommets: The guys at Nat Wilson's finish up with the handwork of roping, rings and grommets on the new suit of sails for our Cale...
Sailmaking at Nat Wilson’s Loft, Part 3 – Patches, Turns, & Tapes: Stitching seams and finishing the edges are integral parts of sailmaking and gives a sail its shape....
Sailmaking at Nat Wilson’s Loft, Part 2 – Laying Out the Panels: Laying out panels in dacron sails and cutting for shape must be done smoothly as well as economically....
Sailmaking at Nat Wilson’s Loft, Part 1 – Laying Out the Shapes: Sailmaker Nat Wilson has graciously opened the doors of his legendary loft to OCH, and we're taking you inside for a new...
Sailmaker’s Bench at Nathaniel S. Wilson Sailmaker: A tour of an antique sailmaker's bench with the tools-of-the trade explained, sets the stage for our video series on tra...
Sails for Blue Water Cruising with Carol Hasse of Port Townsend Sails: Carol Hasse of Port Townsend Sails has been building "Cape Horn ready" sails for many years.  Whether you dream of high...

 

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