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.