Keep a smooth leach, with careful folding of the MKII sail.

September 23, 2018  |   News   |     |   Comments Off on Keep a smooth leach, with careful folding of the MKII sail.
Apparently the MKII sail has been improved a few times since it was first launched. One of the issues sailors complain about is the foot flapping between tack and clew. 
 
World champion Pavlos Kontides’s (CYP) sail folds differently than the way the North Sails arrive. North Sails tend to come with a very deep crease in the reinforcement patch of the clew. Kontides’s sail shows the crease on the tack reinforcement patch leaving a smoother leach.
 
The best solution we found so far for a better looking MKII sail is to keep it rolled for at least two months before use, to allow it to “forget” the factory folding. Then fold it wide with no fold at all below the window. (This means the sail will not fit in the original blue bag the sail currently comes in).

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