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killogramm



Joined: 18 Jul 2000
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:57 pm    Post subject: Wing sail is reality now Reply with quote

Sailing my wing for 5 years now during R&D . Sail with proper aerodynamics is really ultimate. It's a bit heavier than your race sail, but much easier to drive due hi stability and fixed center of lift. Crash resistant, fast and very forgiving.
Wind range for 5.8 14kt to 42kt , actually I don't know upper limit, probably it depend on sailor weight. It just ,any conditions I take my sail , it delivers same performance, doesn't matter how hard the wind blows. Check out MWsails.com



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isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's odd ... you don't LOOK like you weigh 500 pounds. Very Happy

42 kts?
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joethewindsufa



Joined: 10 Oct 2010
Posts: 881
Location: Montréal

PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you ship from NJ ??
max sail is 5.8 meters ?
at that price does it come with mast ?
if not - flex, cc or hard top ??
if i visit Long Island or CT - can go to NJ and try one ??
thanks
joe windsurfer
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zirtaeb



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every 10 years...
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Darbonne



Joined: 27 Jan 2012
Posts: 224
Location: Farmerville, Louisiana

PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone ever seen one, or tried one? In my limited windsurfing experience I have never seen one at all. Is the principal similar to the wings that are used on the AC boats. The Vestas speed sailing craft also used a wing. Seems like it would be less stable to me. Just curious.

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zirtaeb



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joke.
America Cup sails have 309 million bucks of design and can't be sailed in 28 knots wind.
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westender



Joined: 02 Aug 2007
Posts: 996
Location: Portland / Gorge

PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL. I admire his ingenuity but if it was free at a swap meet I wouldn't take it. I do ok with the sails I have. To prove I'm not a hater here's the link to his video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53Av9QvZ8Ig
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I'd love to sail a 5.8 in 15 knots AND jibe it in 30.
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grantmac017



Joined: 04 Aug 2016
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inflatable cambers are a good idea imho, but the rest of the sail is meh. Maybe as a 9.5 on a raceboard with that tight leach.
Not a $1200 idea either.
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nw30



Joined: 21 Dec 2008
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Location: The eye of the universe, Cen. Cal. coast

PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rigs in a snap! Rolling Eyes If you're not in a rush.
Can't imagine trying to rig that on a sandy beach with some wind.
The sail will last only as long as those zippers.
But the colors are nice and shiny.

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