The sideshore dream!
THE SIDE SHORE DREAM!
Designed for: Light wave sailors who look for an on\off wave sail, or for anyone who have the luck to find the perfect side or side off wave conditions.
The tests on magazines say: Great on\off power. Easy. Very stable for its group.
Its character: Great down the line, ultra-light wave sail that combines a positive forward drive when bottom turning with completely neutral backhand pressure when top turning. The Swag combines a healthy forward driven profile which ensures ultra-stability in the rig, neutrality that is ideal for pure wave sailing, but most importantly lots of flow whilst wave sailing and cruising. Be amazed by its wind range!
Competition results: The first three batten wave sail to achieve a top 10 result in the PWA wave ranking. This was back in 2012, and today Point-7 presents its fifth generation of development.
Developed and designed by: The Point-7 Black Team. A team of professional sailors and designers who have proved themselves by designing the winning sail for the World Champion in the PWA Slalom World Tour. When Ricardo Campello joined our team, he discovered true love when using the Swag in Maui, Cape Verde or in any perfect side-shore conditions.
Development Target: Developed with focus on drive and release at the right point, giving the rider the perfect performance and great fun. No flapping when overpowered, no useless drag, increasing its stability.
Outline: A shorter boom length and a high aspect design ensure that the wind would be unable to exercise too much pressure along the battens while exiting the foil. Cut away leach outline to ensure no flapping on the 3-batten sail construction.
Battens: 3 batten construction, with important profile along the 2 lower battens to allow a good deal of profile for stability and drive. The battens sit behind the mast to become completely neutral when riding.
Clew and Eyelets: One ring position to save weight, placed at the perfect height to bring the correct balance to the tension of the leech.
Leech, Rotation and profile: The leech opening is more central, and there is no need to have a loose leech on the upper part disturbing the sail, therefore increasing the stability once again. The rotation allows stability in the jumps, but still keeps the correct amount of ON/OFF profile.
Body Material: 3 structural bands pass through the sail to hold the 3-batten construction in place, especially when landing fast rotating jumps. 100% assembled by X-ply laminates, mixing the base with the 5 mil Anti UV-Black X-ply Laminate, the entire body with the 4mil Anti UV-Black X-ply Laminate, and 5mil X-ply transparent window. X-ply batten pockets for lighter weight and better reflex.
Rigging: The Swag is straightforward to rig, requiring an easy amount of force to counter its luff curve to set the rotation of the profile. No need to look for extra lose leech, as the cut out on the leech outline will substitute this. Playing with the outhaul will boost up the power or increase control, but do give it good outhaul tension until you find your perfect performance. Tighten the bottom and top batten, but just remove wrinkles on the middle without over tightening it.
I love this three batten wave sail in side shore\side off condition such as in Maui.. It was a real Swag. I have never used such a fun wave sail! Easy and light: a toy in the hands, forgetting that it’s a three batten when I am on it. An amazing sail all round to have fun with a light and easy simple sail, and at the same time a top expert sail for those who get the chance to sail in real wave conditions.
Ricardo Campello, V 111
|Size||Luff||Mast||Mast Diameter||Mast Advice %||Ext||Ext Type||Boom||Boom Type||Vario||Battens|
|3,3||350||340||rdm||80, 100, 60||10||rdm 32/48||139||Alu/carbon||●||3|
|3,7||364||340||rdm||80, 100, 60||26||rdm 32/48||146||Alu/carbon||●||3|
|4,1||374||370||rdm||80, 100, 60||6||rdm 32/48||154||Alu/carbon||○||3|
|4,5||404||370||rdm||80, 100, 60||34||rdm 48||160||Alu/carbon||●||3|
|4,9||414||400||rdm||80, 100, 60||16||rdm 32/48||166||Alu/carbon||○||3|