F.R.E.D. will help you to fi nd the optimal luff trim for your sail. The mark is found in the upper sail window and serves as an orientation point to create the perfect luff tension (loose leech).
The large reinforcement at the sail top avoids abrasion and wearing out whilst rigging.
The top opening is enlarged for an easier mast insertion. The adjustment buckle is placed behind the mast; unnecessary webbing can be stowed in the top opening.
Lightweight mini battens take control of the leech while twisting and avoid detrimental leech fl utter. In this way, the window fabrics are spared and the longevity of the sail is predefined.
PVC tabs on the upper batten pockets prevent wearing out and abrasion whilst rigging.
INTERNAL TRIM BATTEN
The Internal Trim Batten system is completely integrated into the batten pocket and the battens can stay tensioned in the sail. The profi led end piece offers additional protection against abrasion.
A PVC braid, sewed on the bottom batten pocket, protects your sail from abrasion while uphauling and waterstarting.
REDUCED BOOM LENGHT
The Reduced Boom Length design shortens the boom length. The handling is much easier and feels more compact. The sail control is signifi cantly improved. A shorter boom is generally stiffer and will assist in maintaining the sail stability and profile.
The Wave sails are equipped with 2 clew eyelets which are set asymmetrically for individual tuning:
Upper eyelet for more power
Lower eyelet for more control
The boom length is printed beside the clew. The mast lenght is patched on the mast protector.
BOOM POSITION CONTROL
The printed height scale at the boom opening helps you to easily remember your personal boom position.
DOUBLE LOCK SEAMS
Double seams form the most stable connection between individual panels and different materials. They are used in stress zones as well as in areas of high tension and make your sail robust and durable.
All seams in the significantly stressed foot area are protected by Dacron coverings. A PVC edging from foot to the first batten protects the leech edge against your board’s nonslip coating.
The integrated triple pulley has large easy turning stainless brass rolls which greatly reduce the effort required for sail trimming. Also, if you prefer, the rolls are removable to allow the use of standard downhaul pulley hooks.
The GUNSAILS logo that is sewn on the sleeve keeps it open at the boom opening area like a clip and thus mast insertion is much easier.
For very easy packing away and storage: Just roll the sail up and fix the elastic retainer.
On the inside of the protector you will find a closable mesh pocket which can hold e.g. your downhaul surplus.
MAST FOOT PROTECTOR
The large mast foot protector can be pulled back whilst rigging. The loop eases the initial pulling down of the sail. The uphaul can be comfortably inserted through an opening in the protector.