But the devil Is In the detail when It comes to yards quoting key figures such as foretriangle
area (rather than overlapping headsail measurements).
As Yves Carcelle boarded their boat with the obligatory celebratory magnums and jeroboams of MoE1/2t & Chandon, the New Zealanders hoisted a giant national ensign in their foretriangle
Water: 750 litres Sail area with 150% foretriangle
82 metres / 12 feet 6 inches DISPLACEMENT 27,250 kilograms STANDARD RIG AND Semi-fractional sloop with SPAR TYPE fully battened main AVAILABLE RIG OPTIONS In-mast furling, cutter gear, non- overlapping and double headsail rigs ENGINE Volvo Penta D3-150 110kW (150hp) FUEL CAPACITY 1300 litres FRESHWATER CAPACITY 950 litres SAIL AREA with 150 per cent foretriangle
55], increasing the foretriangle
to allow a 140 percent Genoa, a popular choice for bluewater sailors, along with the standard jib, Genoa and code zero.
In the foretriangle
, the crew set a number one headsail changing to a large flat asymmetrical kite off the wind.
This is the important factor in the IRC's measurement of headsail height, and unlike in other rules, it's not derived from the I measurement or the foretriangle
The mast has been moved and extended, the foretriangle
and boom lifted, and the rig lightened.