The Round the Island race in the UK was currently in the news that was held in the Isle of Wight in Cowes. The race held on the first weekend of July this year comprised of four sessions held in a single day. The game had two halves and one could get their pick of everything. End of the day it was an exciting match to watch on Cloudy Bay at all levels.
The 3Di sailing technology designed and promoted by North Sails has finally made its debut in the Melges 20 class.
The North Sails 3Di™ Technology will help in making sails using just fiber and adhesive and there is no need of the Mylar film for the string sails anymore. There is the use of an automatic tape laying system that gives the designers perfect control on the placement and orientation of the items needed within the sail.
Tim Healy, the President of North Sails One Design, said that they have come out with a bespoke tape layout for Melges 20 class making use of the North Sails 3Di RACE. The smaller boats will be making use of the Aramid/Dyneema sails.