Sailmaker's log

Sten Mohr's views on XINI Freedom's sails

Posted by Nora Tunkelo on Mon, Jan 29, 2018@ 11:15 AM
2017 ORCi European Champion Xini Freedom had new WB sails for the season. Read below what Xini's tactician Sten Mohr thought about them and he shares here some other points on sails in such a project as well. Sten is a professional sailor, who is one of the best matchracing sailors in the world and an experienced America's Cup helmsman (BMW Oracle), and a multiple World Champion in several classes. Interview by Nora Tunkelo.
 
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A peak inside the loft: How are your sails made?

Posted by Nora Tunkelo on Thu, Dec 07, 2017@ 12:42 PM

Our way of making sails is primarily based in the philosophy that we have had since the beginning: Quality starts with design. This captures the long term investment into the research and development that WB has made from the beginning. This philosophy guarantees long lasting quality sails for both a competitive and a leisure sailor. 

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Results through R&D

Posted by Mikko Brummer on Sat, Oct 03, 2015@ 04:34 PM

The X Sail Racing Team's boats AUDI e-tron and AUDI Ultra scored a double victory at the X-35 World championships in Denmark: e-tron won Gold, and Ultra Silver. A sizable R&D work preceded the design of the World Champion sails.

The computer was used to design and simulate 24 different configurations. The main focus was on the jib shape, sail trim and in particular the effects of in-hauling the jib - the mainsail design had been updated late in the summer 2014. The influence of the jib entry on the width of the "groove" was explored, as well as the effect of waves in the sail air dynamics in general.

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