Racing spinnaker assembly
Detail of the manufacture of a Racing Spinnaker
All Purpose has taken the step of manufacturing everything in France, not just the sails, but also the spinnaker bags which have evolved to meet the needs of competitors.
All clews are fitted with a stainless steel ring secured with webbing, hand-stitched to ensure solidity.
The nylon reinforcements are aligned along the load paths.
Spectra clew strop for asymmetric spinnakers
A 4 mm spectra strop, with fibres radiating out in the centre of the reinforcement.
This strong, light solution helps the clew pass from gybe to gybe more easily.
The tack is made up of 3 webbing strops sewn with anti-UV thread in a fan shape to spread the loads.
The luff is fitted with an adjustable spectra luff line.
The webbing strop prevents the zip from opening when the sail flaps.
The leech line helps support the sail over time.
The reefing pocket has plenty of space. It is not noticeable when sailing and gives a clean foot shape.