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VX ONE 2021-22 WINTER UPDATE

Updated Tuning Guide + Winter Series Webinar With Mike Marshall And Austin Powers

VX One Tuning Guide

This guide for the VX One has been developed through extensive testing, tuning, and practical racing experience by some of the top sailors in the country. New changes in the class and developments in sailcloth and sail design technology continue to bring about improvements in the VX One’s performance, and North Sails is an important part of these innovations.

While we can’t guarantee you immediate victory on the racecourse by following this guide, we can assure you that you’ll be taking a big step in the right direction!

New Tuning Guide Numbers

The main update to the VX One tuning guide is the tighter check stays as the wind speed increases. The check stays now start at 11 on your PT-1 and will take an added 0.5 turn with every step-up on the guide. This means that the new “steps” are 2 full on the Caps, 1 full on the Intermediates, and 0.5 on the Checks.

WIND SPEED
Knots
CAP SHROUDS
(# of turns from base)
INTERMEDIATE SHROUDS
(# of turns from base)
CHECK STAYS
(# of turns from base)
0-8 -2 -1 -0.5
8-10 (BASE) BASE (28 on PT-1) BASE (18 on PT-1) BASE (11 on PT-1)
10-12 2 1 0.5
12-14 4 2 1
14-16 6 3 1.5
16-18 8 4 2
18-20 10 5 2.5
20-22 12 6 3
22+ 14 7 3.5

Note: This tuning is for the boats with Southern Spars masts. For the boats with CST masts, the base tune for the cap shrouds is 30 on the PT-1. Everything else remains the same.

CREW WEIGHT: 430 lbs

ANGLE CAR POSITION

 

SHEETING ANGLE
Knots
DISTANCE FROM CENTERLINE
(# of turns from base)
5 degrees 193
SWEET SPOT 260
7.5 degrees 290
10 degrees 386

 

Full Tuning Guide

Let’s Talk VX One 2021-22 Winter Series – Webinar

Catch up with North Sails Experts Austin Powers and Mike Marshall in the webinar below.

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Story Contributors

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Mike Marshall

One Design Expert, Sail Designer — Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Mike won the 2016 J/22 Worlds, which led to a Rolex Yachtsman of the Year nomination. He has also won the J/22 North Americans and finished top ten at multiple J/24 Worlds, North Americans, and Nationals. He graduated with a degree in Geophysics from Connecticut...

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Austin Powers

Sail Expert — Annapolis, Maryland

Austin started his sailing career at Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville, VA, racing Optis and Laser Radials in the FBYC junior race program and sailing with his parents on their cruising boat. The sailmaking industry was always on his...

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