By Roberto, Wavedancer, and BrettHere's an update from Roberto who has been testing the new sail on Lake Garda:
|The MK II in the foreground was slower.|
My personal experience is still doubtful. I like the new sail upwind in 6-16 knots and downwind in the range 8-16. But I found it awful downwind below 5-6. Downwind and in very light air experienced two problems:
- The leech remains closed as shown in the picture.
- There is too much draft forward in the sail, just close to the mast.
You can reduce this draft by pulling hard on the vang to bend the mast but this makes the first problem worse. My outhaul in the photo is too loose but pulling it only makes it worse. The sailor with the older sail was definitely faster.
On the same topic, here's a question from Wavedancer and a reply from Brett: