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PCP 12-03-2011 10:13 AM

Code D = Gennaker + Spinnaker
 
Have you heard about Code D?

Code sails are the generic name given to the front big sails used by solo racing sailors (and not only) on their boats. You have certainly noted that the front sails on an Open60 are used with small furling devices. Those are codes sails (used always with a furler). You have them from 0 to 5.

On my last boat I had a code 0 that is the one that permits you to go more close to the wind (and less downwind).

Delta voiles, a French loft had come with a new sail that is converting a lot of cruisers. It is a sail that can be carried further downwind, even completely downwind with a spy pole.

Soner or later I will have probably one. I am convinced too:D

take a look:

Articles et docs | code-d

Le Code D | code-d

http://www.code-d.fr/wp-content/uplo...-aout-2010.pdf

http://www.code-d.fr/wp-content/uplo...illet-2010.pdf

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Somebody is using it already?


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tommays 12-03-2011 11:28 AM

Whats old is once again new :)

I have a Hildamatic Drifter from 1978 that would work on one of the new furlers :)

jacobno 12-20-2011 04:11 PM

Hello.

Personally I would rather choose a code 0 on a furler and a asymetrical spinnaker that would cover more wind angles.:cool:

zz4gta 12-20-2011 04:19 PM

Nothing new here.... move it along...

Barquito 12-20-2011 05:37 PM

I would like to second that, there is nothing to talk about on this topic...:D

PCP 12-20-2011 05:44 PM

actually there is. Code 0 is a sail from a French loft it would not make much sense to import one to US but Doyle has made a clone so you can get one there:

Doyle Sailmakers: Utility Power Sail

Regards

Paulo

jackdale 12-20-2011 05:50 PM

I have used a Quantum Code 0.

PCP 12-20-2011 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jackdale (Post 808887)
I have used a Quantum Code 0.

Sorry Jack, I messed up. I mean to say code D, not code 0 (I had a code 0 also). Code 0 is very different from this sail.

Regards

Paulo

tdw 12-20-2011 07:29 PM

Sounds good to me.

Tell me ... is there any reason an assy could not be used on a furler ? I'm pleading complete ignorance here but I'd love to get the damn thing permanently out on deck.

Jacobno
I see your point but sail stowage , particularly on a cruising boat is a pain. Anything to reduce the number of sails cluttering up below deck is good for me.

dhays 12-20-2011 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tdw (Post 808915)
Sounds good to me.

Tell me ... is there any reason an assy could not be used on a furler ? I'm pleading complete ignorance here but I'd love to get the damn thing permanently out on deck.

Yes it is possible. Check this out. I know of one person to have installed one and that was at the end of this last season. It sounds very interesting to me for short-handed cruising.


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