The GX Furling System is for every sailor who likes to use spinnakers but wants it to be simplified, fast and easy. Unfurling an asymmetric spinnaker will give you instant gratification in terms of sailing performance and true sailing pleasure.
For Cruising:In light wind it takes no time to hoist the furled spinnaker. And once off the wind you simply release the furling line and pull on the sheet and the asymmetric spinnaker unfurls while you remain in the safety of the cockpit. So, with a jib and an asymmetric spinnaker your performance is optimized for all wind angles. At the end of the day the furled sail is a neat, tight roll which is simple to bag and stow.
For Racing:An asymmetric spinnaker measures the same as a regular downwind sail if it has a mid girth of at least 75% of the foot length. This means you can combine the furler with your regular spinnakers without penalty within the ORCi and IRC rules. This will increase your tactical options and will allow for faster and easier headsail changes.
The sail is attached to the freely-rotating tack swivel on the drum and to the halyard swivel while the luff is free flying. A rigid anti-torsion line connects the drum and the halyard swivel. When turning the drum the anti-torsion line makes the top of the sail furl first, while the tack is independent on its swivel. This makes for a tightly furled sail from top to bottom.
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