Actually it is time to provide some expert advice on this subject. I have
my top ten general rules for putting sails away:
1. When rolling up the wet sail in order to stuff it in the bag, check to
see that there are no fishes, turtles, or other creatures contained in the
sail -- otherwise it will stink.
2. After a long day of sailing followed by several beers, do not take a
leak near your wet sail before rolling it up.
3. If you do drop them off at the dry cleaners, asked that they be folded,
not put on hangers -- they will take up less space that way.
4. If you insist on using abrasive comet cleaner on your sail, it is best
to use a wire brush around the seams to get all the dirt out.
5. If your sail is a brand new Retro 9.0 M2, leave it on my lawn to dry --
and remember it will take a year or two to completely dry out so come back
6. Do not roll up a wet sail until after changing into dry clothes,
otherwise no one will ask what have you been doing when they look down at
7. If you forget and try to roll up your sail around your mast, slap your
forehead and say, "Oh, I forgot, I thought this was my old windsurfer from
8. If your sail happens to dry out due to warm weather and high winds, give
up windsurfing, you obviously should have stayed out sailing.
9. It is best to wrap your lunch sandwiches with a dry sail.
10. IF all else fails and you simply must have a dry sail in the bag, a
well kept secret is that Secret underarm anti-perspirant (that chalky white
stuff), when wiped all over your sail, will do the trick.
There, I hope this expert advice ends this topic for a while