We took the sails off the boat end of October, unfortunately due to ill health the previous owner didnt manage to get them off the winter before.
The main is fine as it was under the boom cover but the gennoa is very green and also has large sections of black mould around the UV strip. It seems to be between the layers on the UV strip.
I shouldn't have left it till now but due to bereavement im only today having a chance to get the sails out of the loft.
The sailmaker is giving an 8 week+ time to get the sails sent and returned from the cleaning company so this isnt really an option as we are hoping to use the boat half term!!! Apparently they just put them through large washing machines and then dry them in a large heated room.
A friend suggested I take them to the launderette and put them on a gentle wash but before I do this I want to ensure it wont damage the sail anyway.
The other option is to have a go at washing the sail myself but I dont feel that I would be able to get the mould out from under the UV strip.
I will attach a pic to show how bad it is.
Advice would be very much appreciated.