Product InfoOverview QUALITY / VALUE / PERFORMANCE Our Premium Paneled sails combine our high-tech custom materials with traditional sailmaking cut and sew techniques to deliver acknowledged performance across a range of price points. CONTROL ZONE The upper section of the sail defines the control characteristics of the sail. To maximise the handling, we use the lightest materials in the main body, reducing weight and swing weight. These are bordered by a heavier leech material for durability. POWER ZONE The mid section generates the sail’s power and dictates how easy the sail is to see through. For 20I3 we use a Dacron luff panel. The Dacron is softer and has increased stretch characteristics. This creates a more forward pulling profile as the sail inflates IMPACT ZONE Heavy duty materials are kept lower in the sail, the area traditionally prone to damage with knees and harness hooks. Twisted fibres and stronger yarns are combined with thicker films for maximum durability. This extra weight is kept low in the sail so it does not affect the swing weight and lightweight feel of your sail. Technology eM3 DURABLE AND LIGHTWEIGHT eM3 is developed to combine the performance of the e-series cloths with maximum durability. The addition of a 90-degree pre preg polyester scrim has provided unique tear resistant characteristics and the off-axis loads are carried through the 22-degree X-ply fibres. The red and new blue adhesive maintain the UV resistance and tear strength, while the reduced film thickness significantly reduces the weight. The use in the upper panels reduces not only the overall sail weight, but also the swing weight, aiding manoeuvrability and control. Used in the BLADE and in the FREEK. SCRIM: Polyester X-PLY: Polyester GSM: I60.6Igsm KS OPTIC X-PLY TWISTED FIBRE TECHNOLOGY Twisted Spectra and Aramid fibres give unprecedented strength, while wider spacing maximizes vision. Used in the window areas of selected sails. X-PLY: Spectra and Aramid GSM: 179.03gsm INTERNAL PRINTED X-PLY Printing the films prior to lamination with the x-ply gives us the flexibility to use multi-coloured, custom graphics. The print is of minimal thickness, reducing weight and producing a higher definition of colour. During lamination the printed side is placed on the inside of the film so there is no need to worry about wear. Your sails will forever remain looking bright and fresh.