October 22, 2012Bend for SpeedKnowing how to control mast bend is key to getting the most out of your mainsail. Boatspeed from our October 2012 issue.
October 22, 2012Mast bendOPTIMUM FOR POWERED-UP CONDITIONS This mast bend matches the luff curve built into the sail nicely. Looking at the output from the Quantum Analysis Tool, at the top draft stripe, we see 16 percent depth and the draft 45 percent back. The sail does not have that deep look up front, yet has enough shape there. We can get leech tension easily with the mainsheet for point as needed. This is a sweet look for powered-up conditions.