New Class Legal Laser Mark 2 Standard Folded Sail.
New Laser Standard Mark II sail which is more durable due to its bi-radial construction. This Laser sail is manufactured out of longer lasting 4.5 ounce Dacron cloth with optimised sail patches and the new luff tube design. This makes it easier on the upper spars.
The Laser Standard Mark II sail is supplied folded with folded sail bag. Sail price excludes battens, numbers and tell tales.
The radial panel structure of the Mark II Laser sail attempts to best match the load paths expected while sailing. The intent was to make a sail that has the shape intended while offering improved durability.
A larger window increases safety by allowing sailors to see the race and see other boats approaching.
A sail shape is not an even curve. To better match the designed sail shape, the Mark II Laser sail uses tapered battens of varying stiffness so they will best match the sail shape where they are installed.
Please note - Battens are not included with the sail and fit into Velcro fastened pockets.
Luff Tube Mast Joint Patch
A long standing gripe of Laser sailors is the crease that develops from the mast joint to the clew. The patch on the Mark II is designed to greatly reduce this crease by accommodating the factors that create the crease.
4.5 OZ. Dacron Sailcloth
The 4.5 oz cloth is chosen for the Mark II sails because its engineering supports radially designed sails best and has a cloth weight that offers improved durability while not being too heavy for light air conditions.
It is widely understood that the greatest loads on a sail are found at the corners. Without proper patching, large creases emanate from the corners. The best types of patches attempt to match the load path expected and with sufficient layers and size to best distribute the loads into the sail body. The Mark II patches are optimised into a radial design to match the load paths. Also notable is the tack patch that has components in the sleeve. This is designed to help the sail last longer under the stresses of high downhaul loads.