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RS:Racing EVO6

LIKE NOTHING ELSE

The all-new EVO6 is the latest speed machine borne from the record-breaking RS:Racing programme. Brilliantly bright new livery is apparent but something more extraordinary hides beneath – completely new luff panel layout, sleeve construction, streamlined batten pockets and just the right amount of Forceline.
Welcome to the evolution of speed.

 

Highlights

Quadruple Luff Panel Layout


EVO6 features four continuous luff panels that carry most of the sail body shaping. This configuration stabilises the critical section draft position while also providing lightweight yet stretch-resistant way of increasing the film thickness proportional with downhaul load distribution. Continuous panels eliminated horizontal seams crossing the highly loaded leading edge, which increases response of the sail as well as durability. Introduction of this extremely stable leading edge platform that is able to take very high downhaul loads allowed us to integrate Clear Pocket construction in the remaining sail body.


Component Sleeve Construction


The EVO6 sleeve is constructed by combining different materials with specific properties to achieve optimum profile entry stability and elasticity, critical for rotation and light weight.
The front upper section (1) is made from lightweight woven material that has necessary elasticity and durability to resist wear from direct contact with the mast.
Behind this panel there is a low stretch Dyneema™ ArmourWeb section (2) that takes high downhaul tension and is critical in stabilising the profile entry, providing smooth bridging between Ultra Cams.
Inserted between this Dyneema™ panel and the sail body is a very lightweight, rip-resistant laminated film/taffeta with Dyneema™ yarns (3). Film controls the stretch, Dyneema™ provides ultimate rip resistance and taffeta is crucial for stitch holding. Bottom part of the sleeve is finished using our Luff Glide material as on other NeilPryde sails. This material combines very low friction against the mast (important for smooth rotation) with excellent durability and necessary elasticity in the bottom part.


Clear Pocket Batten Sleeve


On the EVO6, overlapping body panels create a sleeve for battens, eliminating the need for traditional separate batten pockets. This obviously saves on unnecessary weight and simplifies construction. Much more importantly, Clear Pockets create a fully symmetrical batten cavity, eliminating the tendency of traditional batten pockets to load differently from one tack to another. Traditional batten pockets, sewn on one side of the sail make the sail body set deeper when they are on the leeward side of the profile than when they are on the windward side. Clear Pockets, set the battens effectively in the middle of the horizontal cross section of the sail, avoiding this problem.


Forceline


The clew area of the EVO6 features a custom laminated Kevlar™ Forceline Panel for load distribution. Load spreading Kevlar™ strips are laminated directly onto the sail body, fanning from the point load at the grommet and continuously crossing over panel joints. This not only provides optimum load distribution but it makes for extremely lightweight yet strong construction eliminating any air pockets present in traditional patch construction.

FEATURES

1Open Integrated
Compact Clew
(Formula sizes)

2Integrated
Compact Clew

3Mini Batcams

4UltraCam

5Carbon Leech
Mini Battens

6Batten Chafe Protection

7Kevlar Batten Bridges

8Aerodynamic Boom cutout closure

10Three-Piece Cam Battens

9Dual Clew Eyelets

13Clew Batten

11Dynamic Luff-Sleeve Shaping

12Batcam Screw Adjuster

Single Tube RDM Battens

Single Tube RDM Battens

Single Tube RDM Battens

Dual Tube Batten

Three-Piece Cam Battens

Three-Piece Cam Battens

Three-Piece Cam Battens

1Open Integrated Compact Clew

Available only on Formula sizes (10.0/11.0/12.2). Providing more outhaul adjustment space.

2 Integrated Compact Clew

Eliminates the cutout at the clew and connects the foot area with the leech by closing the sail behind the boom end. This results in improved handling, stability and wind range. Available on speed and slalom sizes.

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INTEGRATED
COMPACT
CLEW

NeilPryde's Integrated Compact Clew design eliminates the cutout at the clew and connects the foot area with the leech by closing the sail behind the boom end. This results in improved handling, stability and wind range.

Design

With Integrated Compact Clew, where the clew is positioned forward from the trailing egde, the profile behind the clew is able to twist off when wind pressure increases. The sail automatically adjusts its shape and thus controls excessive power.

In addition, it also creates an 'S' profile on the batten, effectively pushing the deepest profile point forward, preventing it from moving back while overpowered, or enabling to hold pressure and keep the lower leech tight in light winds and while riding upwind.
Draft movement in overpowered conditions without Integrated Compact Clew
Draft movement in overpowered conditions with Integrated Compact Clew
improved
twist
repositioned
clew

3Mini Batcams

Streamline and reduce weight in critical upper leech.

4Ultracam

Innovative suspended camber system dramatically improves sail rotation and acceleration out of gybes. Simultaneous tuning of battens and cambers makes the sail easy to tune.

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You won't believe the difference

ULTRACAM Performance Technology combined with the RS:RACING's pedigree has resulted in a truly innovative sail that will give you a definitive advantage on the water.

It delivers a new level of performance and control in transitions without compromising stability.

ULTRACAM is featured on the RS:RACING and RS:SLALOM sails.

No cam spacers required for easy
and precise tuning.

Suspended cam is self-adjusting to accommodate different mast diameters.

Batten pressure shared evenly between batten pocket and mast sleeve.

Innovative suspension system for smoother sail rotation and greater acceleration out of gybes. (patent pending)

5Carbon Leech Mini Battens

Provide max support with minimum weight.

6Batten Chafe Protection

Abrasion resistant PU print to help protect the battens from damage caused by rigging or boom contact.

7Kevlar Batten Bridges

To distribute the high downhaul load crossing the battens

8Aerodynamic Boom cutout closure

Prevents the apparent wind from blowing into the mast sleeve and generating drag.

9Dual Clew Eyelets

Allowing fine individual tuning.



13Clew Batten

Providing clew support and load distribution.

10Three-Piece Cam Battens

A 3-piece batten provides the framework for the design of a smooth, lightweight and stable sail profile.

A. Carbon/fiberglass tube: stiffest section.

B. Hollow mid-section: medium stiffness.

C. Precision Tapered CNC Batten: variable stiffness.

11Dynamic Luff Sleeve Shaping

A. Increasing the width of the double surface leading edge in the area where the profile is deepest, ie in front of the rider, helps to keep the draft stable in this critical area.

B. Decreasing the width of the double luff in the head allows the sail to twist off more smoothly and under less load. This reduces tension on the leech.

12Batcam Screw Adjuster

For easy and precise tension application.

Click here for adjustment instructions

TESTS &
REVIEWS

 
March 2014

“… transforms each burst into acceleration.”

Read full review in English

“… transforme chaque rafale en accélération.”

Read full review in French

March 2014

“The sail that sets the standard for all.”

“C'est la référence dans ce groupe.”

Read full review (PDF)

Sail Specs

SizeLUFFBOOMBASEBATTENSCAMSIdeal MastTop FinishingCODE
5.0 396 170cm 26 8 4 370 RDM Fixed Head BNPRE650
5.4 407 175cm 8 8 4 400 RDM Fixed Head BNPRE654
5.8 429 183cm 30 8 4 400 Fixed Head BNPRE658
6.4 449 193cm 20 8 4 430 Fixed Head BNPRE664
7.0 470 204cm 10 8 4 460 Fixed Head BNPRE670
7.8 490 214cm 30 8 4 460 Fixed Head BNPRE678
8.6 511 228cm 22 8 4 490 Fixed Head BNPRE686
9.5 532 242cm 12 8 4 520 Fixed Head BNPRE695
10.0 555 256cm 36 9 5 520 Fixed Head BNPRE600
11.0 575 272cm 26 9 5 550 Fixed Head BNPRE611
12.2 608 296cm 58 9 5 550 Fixed Head BNPRE612

WindRange

 Sail SizeWind KNOTS Flat water Breaking waves
579 12 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50  
5.0 42
5.4 37
5.8 32
6.4 27
7.0 22
7.8 17
8.6 13
9.5 13
10.0 13
11.0 13
12.2 13
*blue colour is the usable range while green is the ideal wind-range for the product, based on an 80kg windsurfer. Please note that this is dependant on water conditions, rider skill level and the board size used.

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