- Plan Shape Maximising parallel rails
Wide deck at tail to give leverage against fin, which is good for up wind sailing on fin.
Cut outs at tail to reduce wetted surface & drag for higher top speeds & give better control & easier to gybe.
Tapered tail plan shape, to help gybing & up wind performance on dagger board or fin.
Minimal nose rocker for better rough water control and smoother transition to plaining with gradual change to a straight vee exit in the tail for better top end speed & control.
Sharp Box rails from front of mast track to tail.
These help with pointing high & directional stability when sailing up wind on the fin or dagger board & reduces reliance on the fin for pointing high when sailing up wind.
Soft rails forwards reduce drag, help with control & wave piercing.
Straight Vee with reducing concaves.
Vee for smooth ride when sailing flat and easier to sail on heel and generate lift from foils & concaves. Parallel vee to give a faster top end speed, better rough water control & prevents the nose from flying up.
Concaves deeper forwards & flattening towards the back, generate lift, promote early plaining & improve top end speed.
Slight dome deck to add stiffness.
Design Overview – being a one design race sail, the sails must perform well in a large wind range from 3 – 30knots of wind. Designed to be used with generic and Glide specialized downhaul and outhaul systems. Sails can be easily trimmed to suit the changing wind and sailing conditions during racing.
A light weight durable X Ply material is used in the top half of the sail while the foot area uses a more durable, heavier X Ply for maximum durability.
All sails are provided with additional reinforcement Mylar to be stuck to the windows in the boom area as required.
Bat Cam Tensioners
The Glide race sails feature the proven Bat Cam Batten Tensioning system. This system to date is the only system that allows the user to adjust and see the tension of battens without the use of tools.
Each One Design Race Sail size has three Smart Cams which have proven durability & and do not deform with use.
The internal Velcro strap is a system developed to prevent cams from jumping off under low rig tension.
Glide also use stainless batten ends for the batten- cam interface - This has proven to provide the greatest support to the batten in this high stress area. Broken batten tips become a thing of the past. The Stainless batten end has a very practical spacer system to add or remove luff pocket tension & sail shape.
The One Design sails come in 3 sizes 5.9 7.8 8.5