RI is for the more serious racer who is prepared to spend a bit more to go faster and takes part more regularly in distance or offshore racing. Radial and crosscut Laminate Fabrics and entry level custom Membrane Fabrics are used and sails are engineered for the more rigorous demands of offshore racing, including using taffetas for durability.
RO / LAMINATE/MEMBRANE FABRICS + TAFFETA
Racing Grand Prix Offshore
GPO is for the no holds barred ultimate top level of distance racing. Only custom Membrane Fabric and Carbon Fibre is specified and sails are engineered and designed to be the most effective for offshore racing, making some sacrifice of weight to achieve a durability that will cope with the rigours of offshore racing. Taffetas or Filmless Membranes will be used for added toughness.
GPO / MEMBRANE FABRICS + TAFFETA