Performance Tuning Using Tapered Battens

Performance Tuning Using Tapered Battens - an article by Pete Bingham

There are occasions especially in lighter winds when we would like a bit more power and boat speed, and some performance tuning of the rig would be desirable. The whole aim of the sail is to develop lift to drive the boat through the water, so it’s highly beneficial if we can make some improvements to the sail tuning in some way. Fortunately, although the Supernova is a ‘One Design’ boat, it is class legal to modify sail battens (but not class legal to modify the sail in any way).

Contains more in depth information on the benefits of using Tapered battens in a Jeckells sail.

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