Sail Technology

TRIM-REACTIVE

Careful engineering of sail curves, shapes and profiles resulting in sails with a high level of adaptivity to conditions. 

Living, breathing designs are characterized by trim reactivity: 

  • Soft trim raises the power center, powering up the rig in light winds. 
  • Hard trim lowers the power center, streamlining the rig for strong winds.

INTEGRATED PANEL CONCEPT (IPC)

Head and tack panels overlap to create radial multi-ply extensions into the sail body that greatly increase the durability of all Loftsails designs. 

Purelip and Wavescape include IPC at the clew, creating an integrated two-ply that radiates into the sail body from the “boom zone”.

METALLIC CAM INTERFACES (MCIs)

A clean and efficient leading edge to your sail. 

When softer rotation is desired, MCIs can be easily removed. MCIs reduce contact point degradation at the interface between cam and batten pocket. This helps to maintain firm rotation.

LOFTSAILS QUALITY

Loftsails designs are manufactured with meticulous detail and using materials of the best quality. These include state-of-the-art tri-axial and bi-axial laminates, and woven polyesters of varying weights and finishes.

Innovative features include multiple scrim-adhesive reinforcements, 5-layer glued seams, extruded PVC edge, batten wear guards, moulded batten-end wear studs.

EQUALIZED

Each batten tensioner features dual side-loops that center and equalize the tensioner load to the sail batten, pocket and body.

TEKCAM II SYSTEM

The TekCam II system expands performance possibilities by allowing riders to use the mast of their choice. SDMs are well suited to bigger sail sizes, larger riders, and flat water. RDMs are a better choice for smaller riders, smaller sail sizes, and rough conditions. TekCam II cams feature a larger footprint on the mast, longer rollers, and bigger contact areas above and below the rollers.

EXCLUSIVE BATTEN SYSTEMS

Loftsails builds each design with specific batten sections and batten tapers to create an optimized internal frame for all sails. 

Loftsails batten systems include rods (micro battens, tubed and standing battens leading sections), tubes of three types (glass, 30% carbon, 100% carbon) and standing battens. 

The rectangular batten section (10mm x 7mm rod) is profiled on the wider dimension. This preserves resistance against unwanted flex in its standing orientation. The effect translates into stiffness on a par with tube batten, but without their fragility. 

Batten rods are profiled using a tapering machine that includes automatic control of taper characteristics for consistent batten quality.

MOLDED PVC PROTECTORS

Multiple PVC protectors are distributed across the sails to safeguard critical points from wear. These include a thermoformed mast/board pad, soft PVC protectors for the foot edge and the batten pocket that crosses inside the boom area, and a moulded PVC protector sewn onto the top of the mast pocket.

ADJUSTABLE OUTHAUL

Included as a standard with all Blade designs. The adjustable outhaul is easy to configure and it is compatible with all boom types. 

Loftsails 2022 Sail Range