Keeping your sail clean is important to conserve the material's original properties. Any substance on the surface might affect them.
Never leave wet sails furled or packed for more than a few days.
Moisture will cause mildew and that can be very hard to clean. Whenever you have the chance wash your sail with sweet water and dry out. Salt water has a strong hygroscopic effect and hardly dries at all.
Use warm water or lemon solvent to clean your sail.
You can get rid of most stains by using a soft brush. Never use any chemical solvents or detergents because they may destroy the material integrity of your sail.
Hand in your sail for annual washing and/or storage.
Many of our SailPoints offer a wide range of winter services which will extend the lifespan of your sail.