Welcome

American Cruising Sails is a sailmaker started by sailors who are passionate about our boats.  Our sail loft is in Erie, PA, a community with a beautiful sheltered bay on Lake Erie. All of our sails are made in our loft in Erie, so we can offer a reasonably short turnaround because we don’t have […]

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Our Philosophy

American Cruising Sails was born out of our observation and our own experiences on the water.  When we’re out sailing on a weeknight or on weekends we see plenty of boats with old, blown out sails.  You might think it’s silly, but we think those boats (and their owners) would feel happier with crisp new […]

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Vela Bags

Our subsidiary Vela Bags turns old sails into cool bags, totes, and purses.  Each one is a unique creation! Click on the “ACS Vela Bags Store” link in the top menu bar to buy in-stock or custom bags. Please email rbriggs@acsails.com or kyamma@acsails.com for retail or wholesale inquiries.

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