Milanes Foils have been
manufacturing centreboards and rudders since 1975, helping dinghy
sailors achieve top results in Olympic and National classes.
Milanes foils have, for example, won
Olympic silver (Finn and FD) and Gold (Finn) as well as World
Championships in 420, 505, Contender, OK, Enterprise, Cadet, to
name but a few, classes.
Milanes Foils ultimately aim to produce a
foil that will help you, the customer, find that extra edge. Dependant
on the specification of the foil, wood cores are chosen from a variety
of species: Yellow and Western Cedar, Columbian Pine, Ash and Balsa or
a combination of these to achieve the required flex/weight ratio and
then where allowed use re-inforcement materials bonded with epoxy
Such materials include glassfibre or Carbon rovings in twill, Bi-axial, or Uni- directional weaves. The foils are finished by successive stages of sanding up to 2000grit, and
finally with the use of polishing compounds achieve a fair and very
highly polished finish.
Most foils are clear finished but where a white finish is required, a 2 pack PU is used.