Gotta hand it to guys who use every advantage possible, right?
Or is this not in the keeping of the Olympic one design spirit?
Team Zwitserleven Booth/Nieuwenhuis revealed its revolutionary sail
for the Olympic competition in China. Because of the expected light
winds in Qingdao, the Tornado duo focused on developing a special gennaker.
It is a lot flatter and smaller then the regular gennakers used
on the Tornado. That allows the team to use this sail upwind in anything
under 12 knots, something which is impossible with the traditional gennaker.
Mitch Booth and Pim Nieuwenhuis believe that this will give them a big
edge over the other competitors in the predominant light breezes of
Qingdao. From adonnante.com – Read