A maelstrom in the making
The new Tempest delivers the stability and speed of a Worldcup race sail in a package that features three cambers, and a freerace temperament. It’s cross-over potential is huge. The Tempest is the best cam sail for 90% of the performance market. Take it cross-wind slalom sailing one day, and the next plug it into your foil board to rip around your local venue. The new twist flow gives a steady, centered pull that will accelerate hard and unlock blistering speeds. We keep it simple and feather-light with a mid-sized luff sleeve and sensible rotation. Add to that an aerodynamic efficiency that will find you using a smaller sail than your neighbor, and you have redefined a category.
Take one custom Twaron membrane, a skeleton that includes carbon battens, Avanti Arc Cams, and world-class detailing, and you simply have a product that stands apart.
The original Tempest was shockingly good. That sail taught us that true Worldcup-level stability could be squeezed into a seven-batten sail. It drove our thinking and heavily influenced R&D since its debut. Our highly regarded Machine M-6 series was a direct descendant for good reason. In approaching the re-design, we started with an incredible foundation of success and added details, like aerodynamic batten angles, and even easier rotation. There is no question that this one is a winner.
– Dennis Boisen
We started with our own exclusive, ultra-light membrane construction. Proven, copied and ranked, our membrane is engineered to distribute loads evenly and appropriately throughout the sail skin in a way that traditional paneled sails cannot replicate. We call this Smart Load Technology; fiber and strength where you need it, weight savings where you don’t.