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J80 one design sails

Here at Ultimate Sails we've supported the J80 class for many years owning and racing our own boat. Our design and development programme has produced sails which have finished in the top five at four different World Championships and they've won seven out of the last eight UK National Championships!. We'll be there again in 2018 racing with our latest Class sails which dominated in 2016, winning Cowes week along with a 6th National Championship, then in 2017 we completed the "magnificent 7" with a 7th National championship win.

  

sailing guide - tips on how to get the best out of your J80.

tuning guide - here's how we set up a J80 to win.

 

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 Class Mainsail £1395 ex VAT

 

Manufactured using Dimension Polyant’s 260 SF HTP+ which gives a good balance between shape retaining stiffness and the forgiving easy-to trim feel needed to keep the boat going fast across the wind range.

 

We have always found good speed in the breeze once fully hiking so for 2017 our aim was to keep this performance while also making the sail even faster in the light. With this in mind we have made the main 1% deeper for more power and to allow the crew to get up on the side a little earlier. Increased luff curve in the middle also allows more backstay to be used in high winds, helping the sail to retain its exceptional strong wind characteristics.

 

These design changes both help the mainsail to match the Jib and lead to an increase in the overall efficiency of the upwind sail plan.

 

Standard features:

  • Top full length batten
  • Tapered leech battens
  • Tube Sail bag
  • Cunningham
  • Vectran leechline
  • Trim stripes
  • Radial patches
  • Sail numbers
  • Tell tales
  • Velcro clew strop
  • J80 class logo
  • Race measurement

 

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Class Jib £1495 ex VAT 

Manufactured using our own custom designed Lightwave Membrane using Aramid yarns. The yarn layout has been refined over many seasons to give this sail a performance and durability advantage over conventional panelled designs and other Membranes.

 

It's class minimum weight yet stretches less under load, staying flatter as the wind increases. This allowed us to design the sail fuller for light airs, whilst still maintaining the same flying shape in overpowered conditions.

 

This season we have refined the design further reducing the entry angle in the mid-section in order to give better pointing off the line and in big fleets. This sail also utilises three vertical battens (set at a 15˚ angle to maximise their projection) to create a powerful shape which is flat in the exit in order to provide maximum lift and give an even twist profile.

 

 Standard features:

  • Tapered leech battens
  • Tube sail bag
  • Vectran leech line
  • Trim stripes
  • Tell tales
  • Race measurement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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Class Asymmetric £1895 ex VAT

 

 

Manufactured from Contender Superkote 60 nylon which is close to minimum class weight but strong enough to be used in all wind conditions.

 

This is a well proven design which has proved to be consistently fast through a wide wind range. The luff projects well to windward when running deep and it is extremely forgiving to trim. The real secret to the performance of this sail is the non-linear leech twist which forces maximum twist high in the sail allowing the leech to exhaust cleanly behind the mainsail.

 

Great downwind speed has been a real asset to our team over the years and this Asymmetric is largely responsible for that. Being able to extend on the run when you’re ahead takes the pressure off massively and in a big fleet being able to overtake and turn bad windward mark positions into counters is what will make the difference to your overall result. At a world championships with a large fleet this downwind edge has helped us on many occasions.

 

Standard features:

  • Optimum panel layouts
  • Radial patches
  • Spectra luff line
  • Sail bag
  • Race measurement

 

  

 

                                                   

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Unit 19 Hamble Yacht Services
Port Hamble
Southampton, SO31 4NN
+44 (0)23 8045 6205