Carbon sail battens by Southcoasting Navigators.

Available for yachts, keelboats and racing dinghies.

Following considerable computer design work, to meet the necessary criteria for successful sail battens, the performance achieved with these Carbo-battens is excellent.

The advantages that can be achieved with Carbo-Battens over standard off-the-shelf sail battens are, amongst others:
1. Excellent weight to stiffness ratio, which means far less weight aloft.
2. Smaller section which means less disturbed air and better sail performance.
3. Less pitching, rolling and yawing due to less weight, so better rig and ultimatly boat control.

The weight difference is something like 1.75 KG, for most types of yacht rig.

Apart from only giving benefits in the upper wind range they are proven to give a significant advantage in all wind speeds, so a batten for all conditions.

Nowadays we tend to supply a standard set of battens and an extra top and sometimes second battens which are stiffer, for use in heavy weather. This supports the leach better, keeps the top 1/3rd of the sail flatter and ensures efficient exhaust across the leach. All these things add to the rig being more controllable, more easily depowered for upwind legs and retaining excellent gust response for reaching and running. The speed differences in modern rigs are small so it is important to get the rig accelerating, it is acceleration that will give the biggest advantages on the race track.

size; cost per meter.

1.5mm diameter solid carbon fibre batten with ends fitted £3.50 per meter finished
2mm diameter solid carbon fibre batten with ends fitted £4.50 per meter finished
3mm diameter solid carbon fibre batten with ends fitted£5.50 per meter finished
4mm diameter solid carbon fibre batten with ends fitted£6.50 per meter finished
5mm diameter solid carbon fibre batten with ends fitted£7.50 per meter finished
6.3mm diameter solid carbon fibre batten with ends fitted£14.95 per meter finished
8mm diameter solid carbon fibre batten with ends fitted£17.95 per meter finished

All sail batten orders over £25 are delivered free to UK mainland addresses. 

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