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PNN LEECH SYSTEM

#1 NEW OUTLINES

Determine characteristics and performances in the sails:

POSI LEECH leech outline is positive at first batten above the boom which means it sticks out a little from the line connecting the clew or cross batten with the top batten. STRAIGHT LEECH on the PURE: we opted for a straight leech from clew to top batten to keep the sail more compact for all the clew-first moves. LEECH OUTLINE for the new Vapor is not yet determined at the moment as it is still under development, but at the moment we are working with a POSI LEECH.

 

#2 COMPACT BATTEN POSITIONING

Brings the battens closer together and lower in the sail, providing better control as it lowers the center of effort, making the sail more stable and feeling lighter in the hands, increasing the range of use.

 

#3 STABILIZED HEAD CONFIGURATION

Positioning of first batten and shaping of head area for better stability of this critical area. As we generally adopted a looser leech in the head this year, to increase the stability of this area we brought the top outline down and put more sail area into the first batten.!

 

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