DESIGN

Shape, Design and Analysis

Research and Development are deeply embedded in the DNA of One Sails. All of our lofts worldwide have access to a huge shared database updated in real time, containing thousands of sail designs from the World Champion Optimist mainsail to the biggest one-piece maxi yacht mainsail ever built. This includes construction details, which are specified to the highest standards on the market.
The strength of our Group also builds on communication, sharing and teamwork.

One Sails' philosophy is to always be at the forefront of technology, and one vital contribution to this comes from our FSI analysis laboratory. FSI, Fluid-Structure Interaction, is the step beyond aerodynamic analysis (CFD), allowing real-life simulations where all the factors affecting sail shape are taken into account, like material deformation, rig interaction, laminar and turbulent airflow, sails backwinding, etc.
Every membrane sail from One, be it racing or cruising, undergoes a full FSI optimisation before it's launched into production. This guarantees our customers get only the best, and nothing is ever left to chance.
Our central FSI Lab can also work in close contact with boat designers and riggers to achieve a fully integrated project where every element is harmonised to the others.

OneSails is a partner of BSG, one of the world's leading sail design and sail analysis software developers.

Design team

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Design Team
OneSails Designers
OneSails Designers

These sailors dedicate their time day by day to the unceasing development of One Sails' technical excellence. With a Design Team like this, we can proudly say that we positively have the answers to all questions our customers may ever ask.

Dede De Luca
Dede De LucaExcellent sailor, often requested by top racing teams around the World. Dede has been sail trimmer and sail program manager for the Mascalzone Latino's challenge on the 32nd America's Cup.
Flavio Formosa
Flavio FormosaTechnical and Design Director of the One Sails Group. Sailmaker since 1981, Flavio has a vast experience of structural membrane construction and sail design. He is in charge of the One Sails' CFD/FSI aero-structural analysis laboratory.
Christian Binder
Christian BinderOlympic sailor with enormous experience, Christian specializes in offshore one-designs and multihulls, as well as the managing of racing campaigns at all levels.
Matthieu Delaporte
Matthieu DelaporteNaval Architect with a degree in composite structures and a specialist in VPP analysis, Matthieu can care for all the aspects of boat performance tuning, from appendages to the rigging and sail plan.
Paul Eldrid
Paul EldridAccomplished sailor and first-class racer, his sail designs have powered an impressive list of inshore and offshore yachts to win major events worldwide. Paul is also a great lecturer, and the author of the celebrated One Sails trim & racing guides.
Marco Haase
Marco HaaseSailmaker and trimmer with a vast experience in sailmaking since 1992. Marco's design focus is on development of functional details for easy trimming and handling of performance cruising sails.
Peter Kay
Peter KayPeter studied Ship Science at Southampton University, then started his career in sail design which led to work with many interesting racing and cruising projects including three British America’s Cup challengers, numerous IOR, IMS and IRC champions and several One Design European and World championship winners.
Karlo Kuret
Karlo KuretMechanical Engineer, four times Olympic sailor in the Finn Class, Karlo has been sail trimmer on board +39 Challenge in the 32nd America's Cup.
Andrea Marengo
Andrea MarengoSailmaker and sail trimmer since 1981 with three America's Cup campaigns as loft manager, Andrea also cooperates with BSG, the creators of Sailpack sail design software.
Sandro Montefusco
Sandro MontefuscoOlympic sailor, winner of many national and international titles on both one-designs and offshore classes, Sandro competed in the America’s Cup with Luna Rossa. His sailing background spaces 360 degrees, and his designer’s skills just the same..
Samuele Nicolettis
Samuele NicolettisNaval Architect and sail designer, Samuele specializes in cruising and racing sails, as well as top one-designs. He has a deep knowledge of the ORC and IRC rules, and often works on the optimization of rating certificates.
John Parker
John ParkerA career sailmaker since the late 70’s, John was trained by the innovative British sail designer Austin Farrar. He quickly established a strong following amongst competitive owners interested in handicap and one-design yacht racing, campaigned and won in a wide variety of dinghies, keelboats and yachts.
Sofus Pedersen
Sofus PedersenExperienced sail designer with several successful projects in ORCi and One Design classes. Specialist of the Scandinavian area and boat types, Sofus boasts a number of race wins in the Med as well. Grown up in dinghy racing, he is now more in keelboats of various sizes
"Zeljko
Zeljko PerovicKnown by everybody in the sailing community as "Huck", Zeljko is into competitive sailing since his childhood. A sailmaker and designer for many decades, sailboat performance, be it racing or cruising, has no secrets to him.
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