THE WD SAILS TEAM

The WD Sails team operates always keeping in mind the company’s purpose, which is to create quality products customized to the needs of each customer.

External consultants and freelancers work alongside the internal team. The specific characteristics of each sail we build are crucial when selecting the most suitable and experienced designers and professionals for the project, sometimes leveraging our pool of consultants. WD Sails Team is engaged in their work by passion and the desire to provide customers with tailor-made service.

Over time, a relationship based on trust and mutual respect usually grows between our team and customers.
Our team members are always available to advise your boat’s performance improvements or to chat about sailing.

Accordingly, for defining the technical and design specifications of a new sail or for a sail upgrade, the WD Sails Team always starts a conversation with customers to understand their needs and expectations before assessing what is required to achieve the best solution.

Quality products and services come from teamwork, and the customer plays a significant role.

AARON NADALE MAYER - SAIL EXPERT & DESIGNER

OUR STORY

2000

In Gorizia, two friends, Andrea and Aaron, started a production of carbon masts for windsurfing and a sail maintenance and repair service. The past of the Gorizia loft strongly influenced the evolution of the current company, leading to an innovative mentality and quality-oriented production.

2006

A strategic split-up of the company was completed and resulted in two entities: the already existing WaveDogs company focused on windsurfing and a brand new company, WaveDogSails, which became a dedicated sail workshop.

2008

The first turning point for WaveDogSails came thanks to Cavalazzi when it became the sail service provider for Caracci’s sailboat at Minitransat. This crucial opportunity turned WaveDogSails from an artisanal sailing workshop into a professional sailmaker loft. WaveDogSails collaborated and supported many successful athletes between 2008 and 2013, who collected many victories in Italian and international mini regattas.

2013

The sailmaker loft located in Gorizia closed down, and the owner, Aaron, moved his business to Slovenia, where he took over the direction of the production at VK Sport. This company was for delivering services and manufacturing for third parties.

2013-2018

VK Sport worked with Ullman Sail Italia. It provided a consultancy service to companies such as 9-sails. On the production side, it cut and delivered sail panels ready to be joined to many European companies in the boating industry, such as DuelSailSystem and EastWings.

2018

The WIND DESIGN SAILS project originated from a group of professionals in the sailing industry to combine the quality of products and the experience of iconic hardware brands from a first-class supplier, such as Sailg Point, with an already well-established activity of sail production and design.

since 2019

The experience gained in about 20 years is the foundation of the new Wind Design Sails project. Its mission is to satisfy every sailor consumer's needs, from the novice ones in cruising through the expert ones in racing, up to those competing in international regattas. Our mission is to provide our customers with the most appropriate solutions devised with our partners (designers, athletes, and consultants), qualified in sail design.

2020-2021

The team at VK Sport conducts and accomplishes an R&D project for the production of wings and the optimization of the new production chain.

2023

Wind Design Sails, already a sponsor of the CNSM offshore regattas for four years, carries out a check-up service on board the boats before the regattas, supported by Gottifredi Maffioli and Sailing Point. As this pilot project got very positive feedback from sailors, a check-up service on board will join in the sail loft service offering.

WHY US?

5 GOOD REASONS TO CHOOSE WD SAILS

Our mission is to provide tailor-made solutions at the most fair value for money while building long-lasting relationships with our customers!

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TAILOR-MADE SOLUTIONS

We provide tailor-made solutions by identifying and understanding customers’ needs and expectations.

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HIGH-QUALITY FOR BEST PERFORMANCE

Our products come from a thoughtful choice of high-quality materials and the best designers.

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VALUE FOR MONEY BEYOND EXPECTATIONS

We guarantee fair value for money without compromising on the quality of products and services.

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OUR TEAM AT YOUR SERVICE

Our team is always serving with expertise, friendliness, and helpfulness.

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RELATIONSHIPS BUILT TO LAST

Our relationship with every client lasts over time, as it goes far beyond the accomplishment of their purchase.

WIND DESIGN SAILS PARTNERS

At Wind Design Sails, we prioritize partnerships that contribute to the success of our business while also providing benefits to our customers.

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SAILING POINT

Sail Hardware

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GOTTIFREDI MAFFIOLI

Ropes Production

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HARKEN

Deck Hardware

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ADVANTECH TIME

R&D Fluid Dynamics

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UNIVERSITÁ DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE

R&D

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UNIVERSITÁ DEGLI STUDI DI PORTOROSE

University-company partnership