The ReSail Project is about keeping old sails out of landfills and getting them to people who can use them, either for sailing in developing countries (such as southern Pacific islands) or as shelters and ground tarps. Marsha Cutting developed the project after hearing a friend’s story of having his (brand new) sails stolen when his car was broken into and recovering them a year or so later, when police found them being used by homeless people for shelter.
She is asking people to spread the word and to contact her (firstname.lastname@example.org) if they know people who are getting rid of old sails. Those providing sails are asked to attach a tag giving the approximate size and condition of the sail, to help in determining the best use for it.
The current plan is to store the sails at Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church in Seattle until they can be sent to the south Pacific or Mexico, or given to homeless people in the Seattle area. The project also could use some large plastic storage bins to keep the sails in temporarily.