Sail design and plotting software
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Sailcut CAD - sail designer

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Copyright (C) 1993-2018 Robert & Jeremy Laine

See AUTHORS file for a full list of contributors.


Available in 3 languages at


This is a Qt app and the build system relies on qmake, which comes with Qt distributions. You can install Qt from:

From the root of the repo, run:


This will prepare a Makefile, which can be used to make the binaries for the app. This is done by simply running:


Which will make the following runnable apps:

  • macOS: bin/Sailcut
  • Windows: bin/sailcut.exe

And that's it!

License - GPLv2

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA