FIBERFOAM Composite Fullbattens are up to 50% lighter than standard glass battens for the same stiffness.

 

These high performance battens are now better than ever.

 

The new profile gives maximum draft at approximately 42% and an excellent ratio of tip bend to leech stiffness that results in a more efficient rig.


Now used in all types of Fullbatten mainsails ranging from Cruising to Racing Yachts.
Also good news for the cruising yachtsman because apart for being faster, we reduce weight aloft – easier to handle – an important consideration if sailing short handed!

FIBERFOAM Fullbattens are tapered to blend with the sail design shape

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2014 A Class Worlds - Takapuna New Zealand

 

Excellent range of conditions from light,medium and strong winds and quite flat water. The wind was challenging with shifts of up to 20° at times and areas of more or less wind strength.

Really it was a case of two fleets - the 'Foilers' and the rest.

The Foilers were using J type centreboards , the rest normal C type curved boards.

From the top 10 , Foilers finished 1,2,3,5,6

A breakdown on gear used was:

1st , 2nd , 3rd ,5th DNA / J Foils / Ashby sail / Fiberfoam #14 Mast

4th Exploder / C Foils / Landenberger / Fiberfoam #14

7th , 8th Exploder / C Foils / Ashby / Fiberfoam #14

9th DNA / C Foils / Brewin / Fiberfoam #14

10th Nikita / C Foils / Brewin / Fiberfoam #14

 

Results 1 Glenn Ashby (AUS),2 Blair Tuke (NZ) , 3 Peter Burling (NZ) , 4 Andrew Landenberger (AUS) , 5 Ray Davies (NZ) , 6 Nathan Outteridge (AUS) , 7 Scott Anderson (AUS) , 8 Brad Collett (AUS) , 9 Adam Beattie (AUS) , 10 Steve Brewin (AUS)