North Sails Warp F2010 [preview]


Here some info on the North Sails Warp F2010, the sail of Cyril Moussilmani& Jimmy Diaz
Technical DATA
Size : 5.2 5.7 6.3 7.0 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.5 10.0 11.0 12.0
Mast: 370 400 430 460 460 490 520 520 520 550 550

DESIGN OBJECTIVES WARP F2010
1. Improve acceleration after start and jibing without
sacrificing stability or speed.

This is essential when you are coming jibe or drag racing to the
next mark where you want to make use of the smallest gust to
move past your opponent.
2. Try to further reduce the weight especially of the bigger
sizes

This is essential to make the sail less physical to sail and easier
to pump.

DESIGN REALIZATION WARP F2010
1. Improve acceleration after start and jibing without
sacrificing stability or speed

Kai has achieved that by adding more depth to the sail most noticeable in
the boom area. In the upper part of the sail (batten #1 to batten #4) Kai has
replace the cross seams with a full luff panel which enables him to control
the added profile.
The result of these modifications is an extra dragster like acceleration.
Kai also reduced the aspect ratio (especially on the larger sizes) which
results in a slightly wider and shorter sail. This longer chord also has a very
positive effect on the acceleration.
2. Try to further reduce the weight especially of the bigger
sizes

After the success from last year where Kai had reduced the number of
battens from 8 to 7 on all sizes up to 8.0, he now went one step further.
Now even the big sizes have 7 battens only.
This makes the sail more dynamic and noticeable lighter in the hands. Kai
was able to maintain the stability through stiffer battens and improvements
in shaping.
In addition Kai has replaced the top 3 batten tensioners with our superlight
Mini.Rocket tensioner, one of the lightest tensioners on the market.
All these weight reductions in the top of the large sail have a very large
impact as it effects the swing weight of the sail.
As a result especially the bigger sizes got remarkably lighter making them
less physical to sail plus easier to pump.

Erik Loots

Erik is windsurfer for 10+ years. In his daily life he is professional in construction dewatering, advisor, troubleshooter. Erik likes adventures, explore and to challenge himself. During his life he is trying to get the best out of it and have respect for the earth, nature and future generations. The modern world is about sharing, in this blog Erik shares his experiences, selfreflection and lessons learned.

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