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Working closely with World Championship Farr 40 teams, we have developed a sail that is fast, stable, and adaptable; not just for the Grand Prix market, but also for the club racer.
With 19000 denier at the mid leech, this sail is constructed from a mixture of 3000 and 4000 dtex carbon. The sail also has a custom strung xply scrim at a specific angle to help with the off-thread line loading encountered in a Farr 40 mainsail. The Farr 40 mainsail is quite challenging in that it has to cover an incredibly broad range of conditions and rig settings throughout the wind range. Through careful design and fiber layout we have developed a very successful design that is fast, stable and yet adaptable to the rig throughout a wide range of conditions. Despite the rig being carbon it is still a relatively soft section by today’s standards. Though we are working with a one design, there is often a little variation among the mast tubes, which requires a little massaging of the luff curves. We have a standard curve we are very happy with, but will also work with any team to tweak the luff curve as needed if their rig is slightly outside the normal range. Includes: Insignia (2 color), Full-length Grand Prix Mainsail Turtle, C-Tech Batten Pocket End Cap and Inked Draft Stripes.
The primary wind range of this sail is 4-10kts. This is slightly sea-state dependent with the sail being used up to 11kts in a very lumpy venue or in a correspondingly flat water venue the crossover can be as low as 8.5-9kts. The sail is 100% carbon with a mid-leech DPI of 11000 denier. With sail button restrictions in mind we have made the membrane a little more robust to allow for the sail to be taken up range slightly and to also afford greater longevity. The sail is sized as big as the rules and sheeting envelope allow. When the sail is new it should always be flown in the forward groove of the head foil in order to limit the amount of contact the leech has with the lower spreader when fully in hauled and sheeted hard. Even when doing this you should still expect the leech tape to fold as much as 1” or 25mm on the lower spreader when the sail is trimmed hard. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle and Inked Draft Stripes.
This sail is the workhorse of most Farr 40 programs. With input from various teams, we have developed a sail that goes through the range very well. The target range for this sail is sea state dependent, but in general we have found the sail's sweet spot is 10-17kts. This is a big range and the sail takes a ton of abuse. The mid leech DPI of 15000 denier reflects that. This sail is also 100% carbon. The clew height is designed to allow maximum in hauler but is also positioned not so high that the foot does not get flat enough when the car is all the way aft at 17 kts. The sail has a very straight exit and is designed to be sheeted very hard. The entry and depth coupled with correct rig tune allow teams to put the bow down and go fast forward when desirable as well as living thin on the hip of another boat. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle and Inked Draft Stripes.
While still full hoist, this sail is a touch under the maximum allowable girths. The sail is progressively flatter than the J2, and is 100% carbon with a DPI of 19000 denier. The J3 is designed to be used with a little less in hauler than the J2 and the clew is a fraction lower as a result. Our teams have found great success with this sail in 17-23kts. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle and Inked Draft Stripes.
With the rule changing early last year, we migrated this design from an all Twaron sail (as previously mandated by the class) to a 100% carbon sail. We made small tweaks to the design to account for the switch in fiber modulus. This sail is used from 22kts until racing is canceled. To satisfy the ORC heavy weather jib requirements, the sail has small webbing tabs sewn to the luff tape.
The tabs are theoretically to lash the sail to the forestay should your head foil ever fail. The clew is positioned a little lower on this sail. You almost always still use the in-hauler in order to maintain a nice twist profile, but not to the same degree as the J1, J2 or J3. Includes: Full-length Grand Prix Headsail Turtle and Inked Draft Stripes.
Constructed using Contender Superlite 40 to comply with the class limit of 30 grams, our S1 is a specialized design used up to a maximum of 10 knots TWS. Designed for true VMG sailing this sail is well suited for pole on headstay sailing. Having won the worlds this sail is a proven design with much development from world class sailors. Included with the S1 are inked sail numbers and a grand prix duffle bag. Offered in one color, natural.
Similar to the J2, this sail is the downwind workhorse with an average wind range of 10-18 knots. Constructed using Superlite 50, this sail is extremely versatile, especially at the top end of its range. Having won the worlds and many other high profile class events, the Quantum S1.5 design is a proven winner. Includes inked sail numbers and Grand Prix Spinnaker Duffle.
A tough design to get right, we developed this sail with input from other sailors to create sails that are versatile enough for running conditions, but have the ability to put the bow up and onto the step with ease in the 20 knot range. Built from either Airx 650 (for more stability on flat water and easy trimming) or Superkote 75 (for more forgiveness in bumpy water). Includes inked sail numbers and Grand Prix Spinnaker Duffle.
Constructed using Contender Superkote 75 the Quantum S2 design has the versatility to be used either as a "bow up" sail or as a full size runner in in 19-25 TWS conditions. This design has been refined over the past 10 years and enables the Farr 40 to quickly get "up on the step" downwind in heavy air. Having won the worlds and many high level class events the S2 is a proven design that has benefited from continual development through world class sailors. Designed and built to the class rule of 40 grams the S2 includes inked sail numbers and Grand Prix Spinnaker Duffle.
Constructed using Contender Superkote 75 the Fractional Spinnaker complies with the class rule of 40 grams per sqm. For use in 25+ knots of wind or or when the S2 becomes too much this sail is designed for bow up heavy running and reaching conditions. Included with the Fractional Spinnaker are inked sail numbers and a Grand Prix Duffle.
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