Squib Sails

Engineered to suit you and your SquibSquib sails by Lonton and Gray

There will be no changes to the mainsail and spinnnaker designs for the forseeable future. However there are slight changes to the jib for 2010. The new jib will have a finer entry off the luff above the lower hank i.e. the top 2/3rds of the luff length.  This change will make the entry consistent from top to bottom and will make it much easier to point high in moderate and light conditions and the boat much easier easier to control in strong winds. There will also be slight increases in the draft at the foot and this will improve the power generated low down. We believe these jib changes will tailor in neatly with the existing M3 mainsail design and expect the pre-season testing to reinforce that view. No new sails will be delivered until pre-season testing has reached the desired conclusion.

For information on barber haul settings, halyard and cunningham tension, jib sheet tensions and other tuning advice to make best use of these fast sails, please contact Dick Lonton.

Computer Designed and Laser Cut
Our design team of Dick and Ian are able to draw on their vast sailing and manufacturing experience to decide on the shape for a particular sail. Requirements of mast bend and leech twist for mainsails and luff sag and leech twist for jibs are taken into account and all of this data is factored into the Prosail Design Program. The program then enables us to produce the required mould for the sail. It will also provide for a simulation of cloth laid over the mould and, when the panel choices are made, this then gives us the necessary seam closures to make the individual panels.

Once we are sure that we have achieved the required design, the simulated panels are transferred into Panel Maker Program which is linked into our Flat Bed Laser Cutter. The laser cutter can cut the panels to an accuracy of one tenth of a millimetre and this enables us to reproduce a specific design of sail for your Squib  with precision time after time.

Seams are sewn with one row of three-step stitching.  By hand finishing the sails we can achieve a high quality end product.

Everything you'd expect and that little bit extra
We pay particular attention to the detail and finishing of our sails.  A long tail is left on the bolt rope in case of shrinkage.  Cringles and pulleys are all finished by hand.  We can help you get the most out of your sails.


LSQM3 Squib Mainsail by Lonton and Gray


LGSQM3- This has become the standard Squib sail and has been designed to tailor in neatly with the new J4 jib.  It is suitable for all crew weights and wind conditions.  It is ideal for use in rough water conditions as the design means there is plenty of power to go through the chop.

Sails are made to a cross cut design using Contender Squib sailcloth- 5.52oz Polypreg.

Supplied with window, cunningham, boom bag, sail numbers, battens and sailbag.

Contact us for quotation 


Squib sails by Lonton and Gray


LGSQJ4- In conjunction with White Marine Services we have designed a new headsail for the 2010 season.  This sail has a finer entry of the luff above the lower hank.  This makes the entry consistent from top to bottom and makes pointing much better in lighter conditions and a more controllable sail in heavier winds.  The draft in the foot has also being slightly increased which improves the power generated lower down.

Sails are made to a cross cut design using Contender Squib sailcloth- 5.52oz Polypreg.

Supplied with window, sail bag and hanks as required.



Squib sails by Lonton and Gray

Squib sails by Lonton and Gray



Vertical- This spinnaker is what's become the 'standard' Squib spinnaker.  It has 7 vertical panels and has proved to be very effective on championship triangle courses.

Cross Cut- This spinnaker has 8 horizontal panels and has proved to be very effective on windward/leeward course configurations.

Both spinnakers are made from silicone coated cloth to allow the sail to be easily pulled around the forestay and under boom during dropping.

Supplied with sail numbers and sailbag.


Sails can be officially measured and signed for 

Both spinnakers are available in up to three colour combinations as below:

Squib spinnaker colour optionsRed, white, black, grey, yellow (not flourescent), dark green, light blue and dark blue.


Also available are the colours below, but are not silicone coated:

Squib Spinnaker coloursPink, hot pink, lavender, lilac, orange, hot orange, hot yellow, hot green, turquoise.

 Squib Spinnaker Bag by Lonton and Gray


Spinnaker bag

Single spinnaker bag for easy stowing of spinnaker when not using.  The elasticated top prevents the spinnaker from escaping when it's not required, whilst also allowing easy launching.

£52.00 EX VAT, £61.10 INC VAT @ 20%

 Squib cover by Lonton and Gray


Cockpit Cover

Complete cockpit cover with stainless steel eyelets and lacing rope.  Keeps the inside of your boat clean and seagull dropping free!

£58.00 EX VAT, £68.15 INC VAT @ 20%

 Padded Squib Toestraps by Lonton and Gray


Padded Toestraps

Set of four padded toestraps, making hiking out just that bit more comfortable.

Please specify lengths and location of anchor points when ordering

£75.00 EX VAT, £88.13 INC VAT @ 20%

Available in a variety of colours, please contact us for details

Please note that colours shown above are for illustration only and should not be treated as absolute.  Please contact us for material samples.

50% deposit required with all orders, alternatively a 10% discount is offered if full payment is made with order




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