NOW IN-STOCK! The 2018 Severne Mach1 Race Sail succeeds the Reflex R8 as Severne's ultimate race/speed sail. For 2018 the Severne Mach1 has new sizes (5.0 and 5.5) and no longer utilises the mini-batten Reflex system. Overall this results in the Mach1 being lighter than last years Reflex R8.
Severne's design objectives for the Mach1 were to simplify tuning, reduce weight, and most importantly maximise speed, stability and acceleration. The resulting Mach1 is a high performance racing machine, which is one of the lightest race sails available and combined with the best cam rotation, reduces the effort required to go fast. Key changes in the new Mach1 include:
Automating the dynamic twist of the Mach1 has enabled us to remove the Reflex system. The lower leech twist is now pre-loaded to mimic the twist pattern induced by the Reflex batten under load. Significant advantages are simpler tuning, reduced weight, and increased durability.
Apex Skin Tension
Capitalizing on the performance and proven durability of the Apex Pro mast, more luff curve in the Mach1 has increased skin tension to lock the profile low and forward where it can be most easily controlled.
Previously we focused on drag reduction in the upper parts of the sail, but with the Mach1 even the foot sections have been analysed and refined. Less tension on the foot edge combined with more forward oriented shaping allows the foot to twist and auto-adjust.
2018 Severne Mach1 Specifications:
*RDM Cams supplied with 5.0 and 5.5 sails.