OPTIMIST V-SERIES: FIRST LOOK
Speed and Versatility on the Racecourse
After nearly two years of development, testing, re-designing and more testing, North Sails is proud to launch the all-new V-Series Optimist sail. We have streamlined our range to three sail options, all following the design philosophy of the V-Series:
Optimist V-1 Mainsail, below 34kg (75 lbs.)
Optimist V-2 Mainsail, between 34-42kg (75-93 lbs.)
Optimist V-3 Mainsail, above 42kg (93 lbs)
The V-series features a very unique radial design along with one crosscut panel, which allows both excellent shape-holding durability, and unparalleled tuning potential through the wind ranges. This sail design also reflects a long, in-depth study of all of the new equipment available in the Optimist class (sprits, spars, etc), and also how sailors now sail the boat (much more athletically than ever before).
«This is the perfect Optimist sail for racers looking to get the absolute most speed and versatility on the racecourse.» — North Sails Optimist expert Tom Sitzmann.
This radial sail delivers unparalleled acceleration and speed throughout a wide range of conditions. A radial sail is more rigid than a conventional crosscut sail. The sail holds its shape and responds more sensitively to trimming and tuning changes.