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A lot of folks with smaller boats like the different Vanguard boats will have "Race" and "practice" sails. The race sails being the mylar, the practice being a basic dacron.
But as mentioned, the newer mylar sails are being made much better than older one, will hold there shape way longer in the terms of hrs, times used etc than dacron before they "go"! 3 of my 6 sails for my 30' Jeanneau are mylar based, one is a dac/mylar 110, 2 are nylon based, ie a spin and a 130 drifter reacher for winds under 5-6 knots.
Now that I posted this, I am realizing the OP and Jeffs posts are from 2002!
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!