Sail Innovation

SailInnovation_Technology

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Since 2003, SAIL INNOVATION is specialized in high end racing sails for catamarans. We combine a winning design with a highly level product finish.

Three product ranges have been developed. The permanent feedback from our racing team allows to adjust our sails to the requirements of every sailor.

The VX is a cross cut sail with a mast panel made of FLEX, it is really fast and easy to use and trim. Olivier Backes and Arnaud Jarlegan were crowned F18 World champions in 2010 with these sails and Mischa Heemskerk was vice wolrd champion in 2011.

The R is a radial sail which is a little bit more stable and lighter than the VX but require more skill to trim it properly. It’s more sensitive to the main sheet tensions and Cunningham. Olivier Backes won the European and World championship with these sails in 2012.

The VXR is the fusion between a cross cut sail and a radial with curved seams. You get the really smooth shape off a cross cut sails and the light weight and stability of the Radial cut.

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Get the perfect fit for your crew weight

The sails are available with two different shapes:

HW

LW

Crew weight 150-165kg 135-150kg
Profile moderate/deep moderate/flat
Luff curve middle/high middle/low
Twist moderate high
Power high moderate

VX

The “VX” is a cross cut sail out of DP Flex 13 with a mast panel out of DP PE 10 , it is really fast and easy to use and trim. Olivier Backes was using these sails at the world in 2010… (We have actually stopped the production due to the actual discussion regarding rules issues)

R

The  “R” is a radial sail which is a little bit more stable and lighter than the VX  but require more skill to trim it properly. It’s more sensitive to the main sheet tensions and Cunningham. Olivier Backes was using this main at the European, the Eurocat and the World in LA.

VXR

The “VXR “ is the fusion between a cross cut sail and a radial with curved seams. You get the really smooth shape off a cross cut sails and the light weight and stability of the Radial cut.

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Which spinnaker do you need ?

SAIL INNOVATION is proposing you 2 different shapes of spinnaker, a Runner for the course racing and a Reacher for the long distance races. We also have a Nylon and a Polyester version.

Runner

Reacher

Race type Race course Long course
Profile moderate/deep moderate/flat
Draft pos middle middle/front
VMG low high
Power high moderate

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