About us

There is always a second life for sails!

We give sails a new purpose once its first life is over.

By providing a marketplace so all sails find a second life.

When a second user is not available, we find a new purpose through upcycling into new sustainable products at our partners. Our shop is a showcase of beautiful products, which provides income for our business & research.

As last resort we provide recycling options so end of life sails are saved from becoming landfill.

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Resail sailcloth

At Resail

We develop knowledge and scale the re-distribution of used sails for up-cyling or recycling into yarns or products to reduce 50% of green house gases by 2030 towards net zero emission in the sailing industry.

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What is our goal?

By 2030 to collect 90% of old sails through existing networks. Take care of up-cycling or recycling and give the sail materials new purpose. With that accomplish a zero emission impact of green house gases.

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Resail by 2030
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Fair wages, minimizing transport and safe working environments are an integral part of our and our partners operations. We research, inspire and work with our partners to achieve new solutions.

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Sjaak Haakman


I learned sailing at the age of 15, started racing Laser’s at 17 and thereafter sailed many different dinghies, catamarans and bigger boats. Occasionally taking a surfboard on windy and sunny days. 

Today I am racing Dragons. Taking courses on sustainability and circular movement I started to figure out what is happening in the boating scene and what I can contribute. Following the example made bij 
Ellen Macarthur (ellenmacarthurfoundation.org). 

I started Resail with the aim to promote the re-use of sails, research circular solutions and sell nice products in the process. 

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Jan Willem Verkade


I started sailing with my parents at the age of 2 month. At the age of 5 I started my first regatta in an Optimist and thereafter Laser Radial and Laser. After that I made the big step to offshore racing with big boats, mostly Swan’s.

Nowadays I am giving sailing lessons to my kids and occasionally when there is time, I sail regatta’s in a J-24 and Dragon.

Sjaak and I sailed a lot of offshore races together and so one day he came to me with his idea how to promote the re-use of sails, research circular solutions and sell nice products in the process. 

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