the asymmetrical speed seeker project* story I found in the 2005 product folder of NP, this is the story:
One of the things we strive to do at NPDC is gain as much knowledge and experince as possible in order to constantly improve on our sails. One means of gaining this valuable knowledge and experience is through projects and experiments that help us explore the very edge of development, even though they may not necessarily lead into a commercial product. The Asymmetrical Speedseeker Project is one such endeavor that is taking the Double Surface concept one step further by creating an almost full double surface sail that can only be sailed in one direction. The motivation behind this project is to break the sailing speed record and we have taken a no compromise approach. The sail in its' early stages has shown tremendous potential clearly beating our previous speed sail designs. We look forward to witnessing their full potential on the speed course.
*This sail is a development project only and will not be available to the public