What is a furling Code Zero?
Often referred to as the “Code Zero,” it is essentially an asymmetric spinnaker designed to act like a large, loose-luffed reaching genoa. These sails are particularly useful on modern racing and cruising boats which now feature non-overlapping jibs as primary headsails.
What is a code 55 sail?
A Code 55 has a 55% SMG while a Code 65 features a 65% SMG. (SMG is mid-girth as a percentage of foot length). Code Sails with mid-girth between 50% and 75% are highly efficient and versatile sails.
What is a code 3 sail?
Code 3 is a medium air reaching sail, used for apparent wind angles near 90 degrees. Code 4 is a heavy air running sail, used in the heaviest winds normally expected. Code 5 is a heavy air reaching sail, used in the heaviest winds normally expected. Code 6 is a storm sail, for running in storm conditions.
What is a Code 5 sail?
Code : Sail dedicated to breezy conditions, relatively deep, heavily built.
What is a code D sail?
the Code d® is the downwind sail designed by deLta voiles in 2010 to simplify downwind sailing for family or short-handed crews. its ease of use, wider range of use, increased power and high stability it gives the boat are the four major advantages of the deLta voiles Code d®.
What is a Ballooner sail?
Definition of balloon sail : a large light sail (such as a spinnaker) set in addition to or in place of an ordinary light sail especially by yachts in moderate weather.
What is a gennaker sail?
A gennaker is a sail that was developed around 1990. Used when sailing downwind, it is a cross between a genoa and a spinnaker. It is not symmetric like a true spinnaker but is asymmetric like a genoa, but the gennaker is not attached to the forestay like a jib or genoa.
What is an A2 sail?
An A2 (light/medium runner) is used in apparent wind speeds of 8-18 knots.
What is a reacher sail?
Drifter reacher A drifter (also called a reacher) is a lightweight, larger genoa for use in light winds. It’s roughly 150-170% the size of a genoa. It’s made from very lightweight laminated spinnaker fabric (1.5US/oz). Thanks to the extra sail area the sail offers better downwind performance than a genoa.
What’s the difference between a genoa and a job?
Colloquially the term is sometimes used interchangeably with jib. A working jib is no larger than the 100% foretriangle. A genoa is larger, with the leech going past the mast and overlapping the mainsail. Working jibs are also defined by the same measure, typically 100% or less of the foretriangle.