VO65 Sailchart

Det har ju varit lite snack om varför olika båtar kör olika segelsättning, och kombinationer av J1/2/3 under sin code.

Dels har designen på seglen ändrats sedan förra racet, så jag tror inte något team har 100% koll på vilken combo som är snabbast. Sedan var det väl lite stökigt att laborera med det i går – även om jag tror man använder denna sträcka till att samla så mycket data man kan.

1 x Fractional Code 0 (“FRO”)
Sail area: 235 m²,
Material: 3Di, RAW760 yellow, 16800 dpi
Details: Hoisted to the hounds.
Use: The FRO is a downwind sail used in fresh breeze (when the A3 becomes too big) and for reaching (when the MHO is too big). It will likely be used upwind in light breeze too.

1 x J1
Sail area: 132 m²
Material: 3Di, RAW760 yellow, 23800 dpi
Details: Installed on a fixed forestay with hanks. Horizontal battens including 2 full head ones.
Use: The J1 will be used upwind in light to moderate winds (8-15 knots), and when reaching.

1 x J2
Sail area: 86.6 m²
Material: 3Di, RAW760 yellow, 32000 dpi
Details: Deployed with a roller furler with vertical leech battens.
Use: Good for 13-25 knots. The J2 will be used upwind in fresh breeze and downwind inside the MHO or the A3 as a staysail – it can even be used downwind in strong wind. Unlike the Volvo Open 70’s J2, this one is furled and for that reason, utilises a halyard lock.

1 x J3
Sail area: 44.5 m²
Material: 3Di, RAW760 yellow, 32000 dpi
Details: Deployed with a roller furler.
Use: Good for 22-35 knots. Similar use than the J2 in stronger breeze. The teams will have to make the call whether the J2 or the J3 is more efficient as a staysail inside the A3 and MHO – they may even use them together! The J3 will be used inside the J1 and FR0 – it’s the genoa staysail. The J2 is too big for this application – it’s the spinnaker staysail.