You asked. ;)
i wish them luck, it's a tough business, with a lot of competition.
i guess they'll also make kites though.
on the web site it says that recreational sails will follow.
the race sail looks _really_ nice. the photos seem to show
a huge amount of draft even in upwind trim.
PS -- Re: Lee's comments about 10-batten "crowded" race sails -- the
latest thinking in contemporary race sail design is to try and minimize
luff curve and/or reduce batten induced point loading on the mast. More
battens/cams help in both situations. Race sails definitely put
non-compromising performance at the top of the design criteria list.
It would makes sense that that the reduced luff curve race sails use
less cam pressure and more battens to compensate. We are getting ever
closer to the flexible wing concept as each design year passes. Very
I tried to reply earlier but it seems to be lost. I didn't mention the
Bash, you did. I was 'wishing upon a star' since you asked. Regarding
the Bash, I have a 5.6 and I wish it had a little more foot and a
little more shape. Might just be mine though. Wyatt and Rob tried
rigging it for me one day (on a Gulftech 430) and I could tell they
were surprised by the results. Perhaps I got the seamstress' mistake.
I love the full head, springyness and depowerability. In general, it's
a fine sail. (As an engineer I realize that compromise is the order of
the day here and what I am asking for may be impossible, but a guy can
Thanks for the link.
We are concentrating on Formula first and will have a presence at the
US Open in Texas. Then, other sails will be added in the following
months on a limited availability basis. At this time, we are open to
suggestion regarding what dedicated sailors want in their recreational
sailing. The philosophy is 'keep it simple' so don't expect 4 lines of
wave sails and 3-4 lines of free-race slalom plus freestyle, etc. Any
comments are welcomed on our new forum at http://www.hansensails.com.
Best regards, >>
13. Sail for sail