2012 TR-8

Racing/Slalom sail

After the major step and significant outline and shaping changes of the TR-7, we have dedicated this season's development to tuning and perfecting the tension, profile, and twist relationships in order to present a finely tuned and polished TR-8 race sail.

Performance wise, we achieved the goal to increase wind range and top speed by a combination of better balance and stability, together with improved control in gusts. The general design theme throughout the line required adding some extra locked in shape to the lower sail profile while balancing this with a slightly flatter upper profile. This produced a more progressive twist and improved release up top. Shaping adjustments were carefully matched to each size to ensure that the correct overall rig tension was achieved and verified with our load cell technology. Larger slalom and formula sizes received relatively more shape down low and a bit more overall tension in order to better support and stabilize their profiles and to aid in coasting through lulls.

While the entire TR-8 range also benefited from some extra shape and stability down low, great care was taken to ensure that they maintain a soft feel and light handling even when being pushed to the max by the biggest gusts. Stiffer reinforcements in the upper mast sleeve reduce stretch and have allowed us to flatten the upper sail body profile shaping and helped us to create an improved twist profile that progresses perfectly all the way up the leech. The result was a leech that has the optimum balance between release for light handling in gusts, without yielding the tension necessary to drive the board and provide excellent acceleration. The whole rig powers you while feeling perfectly balanced, efficient, and light in the wind.

Superior handling and non-issue cam rotation ensure that not only will the sails have brilliant speed in a straight line but will also make it around and away from the buoys as effectively as possible. We are confident that anyone who chooses the TR-8 race sails will have the best, fine-tuned engine with the ability to power them to the front of any pack.

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Specification

Size
Mast
IMCS
Luff
Boom
Head ext.
Downhaul
DH
Head
Battens
Cambers
Cams
Weight
4.7
370
17
378
158
-
8
fixed
8
4
4.60
5.1
370
17
389
165
-
19
fixed
8
4
4.90
5.5
400
19
408
174
-
8
fixed
9
4
5.10
5.9
400
19
423
180
-
23
fixed
9
4
5.20
6.3
430
21
437
184
-
7
fixed
9
4
5.50
6.6
430
21
449
189
-
19
fixed
9
4
5.70
7.0
430
21
456
198
-
26
fixed
9
4
5.90
7.6
460
25
474
209
-
14
fixed
9
4
6.40
8.4
460
25
486
227
-
26
fixed
9
4
6.70
9.2
490
29
512
235
-
22
fixed
9
4
6.90
10.0
520
32
528
250
-
8
fixed
9
4
7.40
11.0
520
32
545
265
-
25
fixed
9
4
7.90
12.0
550
36
566
280
-
16
fixed
9
5
8.40
6th October 2016
Once again we did over 40 knts of max speed. That's very good for open water and gusty conditions.
3rd August 2016
Last Saturday in Kanaha Beach was the final day of the Maui Race Series for 2016, with the Meanline Fins regatta and State Championship combined into one day of racing.
2nd August 2016
Team MauiSails pulling some hardware at the Hawaii state championships.
14th July 2016
Guadeloupe Islands are a great place for windsurfing
23rd June 2016
The BLUESMITHS Slalom Classic enjoyed 20-25 m.p.h. winds and epic racing.

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