Shape Comparison

Sail Shaping

Sail shaping balances the speed and power of a sail with control and handling. Shaping lower down in the sail will produce a little less power, but increases maneuverability. Shaping higher up in the sail creates more drive and low-end power. In the performance oriented sails this extra power is easy to control, due to the profile stability supported by cams and tube-battens. In the maneuver and wave-oriented sails, low shaping distribution provides uncompromised manoeuverability.

Wave/Cross-Over

The Fly

Combat

X:Wave

X:Move

Profile Flat Moderate Deep Deep
Draft Location Forward Central/forward Central Central
Luff Curve Straight/Moderate Moderate Moderate/High Moderate/High
Downhaul Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
Surface Tension Moderate Moderate Moderate/High Moderate/High
Outhaul Tension High Moderate/High Moderate/High Moderate
Batten Layout 3 4 5 5

Flatwater

X:Ryde

Speedster

V8

Profile Moderate Moderate Moderate/Deep
Draft Location Forward/Central Forward/Central Central
Luff Curve Moderate Moderate Moderate
Downhaul Moderate Moderate/High Moderate/High
Surface Tension Moderate Moderate/High Moderate/High
Outhaul Tension High Moderate/High Moderate/High
Batten Layout 6 7 7
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