New release for 2021 - A6iDS.
In the lead up to the 2020 worlds we started to trial a new sail fabric called i-LEX. This material is made up from layers of Aramid and Dyneema filaments spread thinly over a flexible glue film. The filaments are laid down in pre determine directions. This is the lightest and strongest sail cloth currently available.
We delivered a sail to Dylan a month before the UK Nationals which he went to win with 2 races to spare. The A6iDS and A6mDS are very similar sails and bearing in mind we had four A6mDS designs in the top ten makes a difficult choice. But Dylan was so convinced of the improvement he used the “i” version every day no matter the conditions.
We offer 3 basic versions of the A6iDS. 950mm / 1050mm / 1200mm DS panel versions. 950mm fits the “traditional “ boom mainsheet position. However we strongly recommend moving the mainsheet aft on the boom to accommodate the longer 1050mm DS panel ( As used by Dylan for the last two seasons and 4 others in the top ten this year). The longer DS panel lowers the heeling moment, increases the endplate effect and increases the likelihood of attached flow.
The sail is also available to fit masts 4900 to 5000 and 5100 mast lengths. Our default reccomendation is 5000 as it ensures an end plate on most boat designs.
Door to door delivery is included in this price for the EU and US only. Other areas will incur a shipping charge which will be invoiced separately before the sail is dispatched. Any additional cams and battens requested will also be invoiced separately.