Dec 11, 2017

New Decksweeper Sails Line by Phantom International



Along providing new DS sails for the Flying Phantom Elite & Essentiel Alex Udin has decided to enter the A-Class and also returns to the F18 with the new Decksweepers cuts.
The brand has also launched a new Windsurfing series.

Below press release on the Catsailing Decksweeper line sent by Phantom international / phantom-international.com/
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Phantom extends Catamaran Sails Line with DeckSweepers
After announcing the launching of a new windsurfing sails line last week, Phantom goes on with another announcement as the company extends its catamaran sails line with a full range of DeckSweepers.

Before Phantom International became the pioneer and leader in foiling catamarans, founder Alex Udin designed high performance sails for famous boatyards and sailors such as Franck Cammas and François Gabart. Phantom catamarans sails notably won 3 world titles, 1 European and many national titles in Formula 18 Class.

Phantom has built a solid experience with new design technologie such as Computational Fluid Dynamics and Fluid Structure Interaction Analysis, working closely with some of the best experts in the yachting industry.

Today we are extending our sails line with a complete range of DeckSweeper sails, as Alex Udin explains :

« The DeckSweeper concept was introduced a few years ago on the A Class, and these sails are closer than ever from windsurfing sails designs. They have lower centre of effort. This design limits induced drag (vortex) at the bottom of the sails, like the wingtips of a airplane, making the sail more efficient. Overall, it generates more driving force for less heeling moment ».


The Phantom DeckSweeper Sails Line
The new Phantom DeckSweepers line includes sails for Flying Phantom Elite Essentiel foiling catamarans, but also for F18 and A-Class catamarans (class-legal)

« At Phantom’s, our quest is to always go faster and smarter, while improving the design and durability of our products to always be at the pinnacle of research and development. We have worked hard to create sails that require no modification to your current boat. All you need is a curved boom, that you can fix on your existing mast, wether you have a FP Elite, Essentiel, F18 or an A-Class. »

FP Elite DS Mainsail
Dyneema Membrane
9 battens
Price: 3190€
+ Carbon Boom: 700€

F18 DS Mainsail
Radial cut / Pentex laminate
9 battens
Price: 2150€
+ Aluminium Boom: 560€

FP Essentiel DS Mainsail
Radial cut / polyester laminate
9 battens
Price: 1950€
+ Aluminium Boom: 560€
(no decksweeper jib for the FP Essentiel)

A-Class DS Mainsail
Dyneema Membrane
9 battens
Price: 1950€

All prices are ex-tax, ex factory Dinard, France
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