With Hyde Sails lead designer having a successful period in the class in 2015/16, increased focus is now being applied with Ben McGrane (2019 505 European and UK National Champion) joining the Hyde Sails Team. The results over the past 12 months have been promising with a number of successes in both class and mutli-class regattas as we work towards the 2022 Worlds. With the sail designs for 2022 finalised back in September 2021, the focus over the winter has been on refining setting to optimise the performance across the wind range.
Through 2021 the Hyde Sails have put a great deal of time into refining the sails from Richard's 2016 iterations, the mainsail depth has been reduced (still a powerful sail suited to all crew weights) and leech twist profile modified. The jib depth has been increased and the exist straightened to give a more forgiving sail that is easier to trim but also more powerful than the previous designs. Currently the spinnaker is unchanged with Ben having found the design to be better for reaching than any of the sails he had used previously but without compromise for square running.
New tuning guide added 505 tuning guide 2022.pdf
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