VERTICAL CUT LUFF PANEL // The main benefit of this is
that the shape is distributed into a larger area of the sail when more
downhaul is added, which helps to lock the center of effort in the lower
sail body. Vertical shaping also increases durability by reducing
stretch in this critical area of the sail. Another superior benefit is a
more even skin tension which improves the balance of the sail,
especially when strong gusts hit the sail body.
RE-DESIGNED LUFF CURVE // The luff curve has been
totally re-designed for 2018 on the SC Race. The new luff features more
curve in the top 25%, but with a breaking point for the twist lower down
in the sail. This allows the sail body and mast to generate more energy
which effectively creates a more dynamic sail body.
IMPROVED SKIN TENSION // The new vertical shaping
techniques allows us to create a more harmonious sail profile which
results in a more even skin tension between all areas of the sail,
eliminating wrinkles and providing a more balanced rig.
MONOFILM BATTEN POCKETS // Radically reduces the weight.
REDUCED AREA BELOW THE BOOM // Reducing the area below
the boom enables the sailor to stay in a more powerful position through
lulles and gusts. This adjustment has improved the average speed
dramatically over a longer reach. We have reduced the lower batten
between 3 cm to 8 cm on the larger sizes.
TEKCAM V2 EDT3 // The Tekcam camber improves the
rotation of the sail dramatically, but at the same time improves the
stability due to its unique stiffness. By changing the design concept
between big and small sizes we are able to improve the performance of
each individual size. The 5.0 to 6.3 feature a Tekcam Reduced on batten 4
and Tekcam Large on batten 5, 6 and 7 whilst the 7.0 - 8.6 feature a
Tekcam Reduced on batten 6 and a Tekcam Large on battens 6, 7 and 8.