The Hanse 312 features a modern and very efficient sail plan, with primary power derived
from the mainsail, combining with a high aspect ratio, self-tacking jib ahead of it - to
produce the 'slot' benefit on the leading edge of the sail plan. A lighter 'Gennaker' then
provides additional sail area downwind and in light wind conditions.
Two sets of sails (and canvas work) - the original, (now used as the 'winter' set) including:
• Mainsail by 'East Sails' still very serviceable.
• Self-tacking Jib by 'North Sails'.
• Storm Jib - 'never been used'.
Second set - purchased January 2015:
• Mainsail by North Sails.
• Self-tacking Jib (also by North).
• Fresh set of canvas work including sprayhood, cockpit canopy (by Aquarious) and
'Stack-pack' style of mainsail cover.
There is also a Gennaker, with single, continuous line self-furler dating from earlier.
A comprehensive record of receipts for the regular valeting and checking of the sails has
The vessel's standing rigging was replaced: 2014 and the whole rig has been professionally inspected and any recommendations carried out on an annual basis anyway.
Running rigging has been replaced as necessary, with new main halyard (of Dyneema); new jib sheet; new topping lift and backstay adjuster, all supplied as recently as May 2021.