Our way of looking at sail making is just like any other design problem, function vs limitation. Inside this small "box" of class rules, we create and develop the best performing sail only achieved by a knowledge and disciplined hand. Are looks important? Oh yes, we like them sharp, clean and minimal, "less is more"... only carry what is needed to elevate the purpose.

Who is your Sailmaker?

Hello! most of you know me by Pedro. I´m based in Lisbon, Portugal, but had my first RC modelling experience at an early age during the family travels mostly in the Middle East. From a young age, I started my journey in the RC world with cars and evolved to competing with gliders (F5J), where most of my background was gained. Thanks to a great mentor, Baptista Pereira, who taught me everything about model building, at a time where models were still built from scratch using balsa wood, glue and some plans. I learned the value of a sharp knife, accuracy, lighter is normally faster… All these principals combined with a sense of respect for every material refined my passion for craftsmanship and art. These were key building blocks of the pillars that carried me during my Master’s degree in Graphic Design and subsequent active career as a product Designer. A professional opportunity led me to start sailing with a DF65. Even when sailing alone at the time, I was quickly hooked and gradually left the gliders. At that time, I would not imagine my new hobby would turn out to be a full-time passion. From all these life experiences, making sails has come to me as a natural process. Although the initial sails where not exceptional, I could clearly see the growth of my designs also recognised by fellow skippers. Other great sail makers served as inspiration for specific phases of my creative evolution process, therefore my respect for all is unequivocal. Aware that this is an ever-evolving art, the search for new and old knowledge is constant and always present with the goal to create the fastest racing sails.

Thank you for your support, lets go racing!

Pedro Machado.