Easier to sail than a traditional rig. One control line for both sails. Self-tacking and self-tending with just a turn of the tiller or wheel. The sails can be furled and reefed similar to a traditional rig.
End plates generate more power. Self tacking jib makes for fast tacking and controlled gybing. This power is balanced and the sheet load is reduced by %50. The low center of effort and the reduced height of the mast creates less heeling moment and reduces the need for deep draft and heavy ballast.
The BALANCED RIGTM requires less rigging, sails and deck gear – reducing maintenance and downtime for repairs.
The BALANCED RIGTM is balanced, reducing force loads on the sails and rigging, and lightening the load on the single control sheet. This makes for a safer, more reliable and more enjoyable sailing experience.The free-standing BALANCED RIGTM means that there is no standing rigging to fatigue or fail.
The BALANCED RIGTM also allows excellent forward and all-round visibility under sail for maneuvering, navigation, safety, and sailing enjoyment. The versatility of the BALANCED RIGTM allows a variety of applications from small performance sailors to around-the-world racers, mega yachts and cruise ships
• Free-Standing, Rotating Rig • Self-Tacking, Self-Vanging, Self-Tending • 50% Less Boom Load for the Total Rig •
• End Plates Create more Sail Power & Control • Revolutionary 100% Roller Furling or Hands & Slides may be Used •
• Simplified Boat Construction Such As Chainplates, Headstay, & Backstay Attachment Points Not Needed
The Designer, Pete Estrup, watching early tests.