Poweride

Introducing the new 2020/21 Poweride V2. Compact, comfortable, and super fast, the latest no-cam offering further optimizes our RAF speedster in a completely new layout. Borrowing from our Streamline Sail Design philosophy, the V2 sets up with a traditional cross-batten position, and upper battens that are raked aggressively to stay in-line with airflow. We also debut new Scalloped Luff Trajectories in our membrane whose clever positioning build shape forward and reduce distortion. This new Poweride is clean, fast, and unequaled in handling.

As an avid user of no cam sails at my home spot in Garda, I have been especially involved in the development of this sail range. To me, the very reason for using no cam sails is the overall sailing comfort. Of course I’m hooked as well at going fast! The sails must feel light in the hand, sit balanced over the board and allow for the user to sail for hours without effort. We tuned up the feel of each size, and got a lot of stability into the rig with our updates, including the new Scalloped Luff Trajectories. Bringing the cross batten closer to the clew eyelets also gave us a better structure, particularly in light or negative outhaul modes. More smiles, less teeth grinding.

– Dennis Boisen

5.0 – 5.6 – 6.3 – 7.0 – 7.7 – 8.4

Sails Poweride 20

Membrane Technology

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.

Objectives

  • New sail sizes to match market feedback and typical quiver choices.
  • Design sails to excel on a wide array of board types from easy freeride to slalom.
  • Increase body stability by utilizing a cross-batten position in close proximity to the clew.
  • Add grunt and power to the bigger sizes through luff curve improvements.

New Monofilm Version

The Poweride V2 is also being offered in traditional monofilm construction.

How to differentiate the two versions:

Traditional

Avanti’s polyester film sails, both monofilm and Xply, are built to exacting standards.  Polyester films have dominated the windsurfing market for over 25 years for good reason.  Extremely cost effective products can be built from these readily available roll-good materials.  While these offerings represent our mid-range products, we have poured our deep knowledge into developing the best iterations possible.  While the feeling, response, and durability lag behind our modern membranes, we have done everything possible to deliver the best of the genre.  These sails shine when held up to our competitors.

 

Membrane.

Avanti laminated load-path membranes differentiate themselves with increased durability, weight savings, and superior performance.  These sail skins are unparalleled in the market today.  Each panel is custom engineered to align high-end Aramid fibers along primary load patterns.  Nobody does this better.  Where polyester film sails tend to stretch when powered, our aramid membranes carry loads from corner to corner, radically reducing distortion under load.  Saving weight and limiting stretch are key to maintaining sail performance over a wider wind spectrum.  The result is pure performance which one feels immediately on the water.

Sails Poweride Monofilm 20

No Sock Center Seam. Like our cambered sails and Echo, the Poweride now features our single piece sock panel with no center sock seam to reduce turbulence and add durability.

Scalloped Luff Trajectories. Scalloped luff trajectories push profile into batten fronts, locking shape low and forward. To compliment the new design, a complete new string pattern was mapped to maintain stability and overall response from the rig.

Flow Aligned Battens. The new Streamlined Design features a fanned batten layout. This new batten layout reduces drag and increases acceleration, while maintaining the stability of a more traditional cross batten position.

Twist Dynamics. Each sails size has an upgrade the overall twist profile. The scooped twist flow works in harmony with the skeleton to give the sails and easy breathing feel over a tremendous wind range.

Foot Batten Particulars. To improve rotation of the sail, foot cup has been slightly reduced to allow easier sail body rotation. Rather than kicked up, the foot batten angle remains standard. Keeping this orientation, slightly more  perpendicular to the foot edge, adds stability and reduces foot perimeter bounce in chop.

Improved string mapping keeps the sail head under constant load ensuring the twist and drive of the sail is always under control and in place.

Head Loading. New for 2020, an integral clew stiffening board is riveted to the sail body for superior load distribution.

New for 2020

Integral G-10 clew board. An integral clew stiffening board is riveted to the sailbody for superior load distribution.

Pulley

Specifications

SIZELUFFBOOMBASEBATTENSCAMSMASTWEIGHT
5.0410154/1571260Avanti 400 RDMTBA
5.6426171/1742860Avanti 400 RDMTBA
6.3442184/1871460Avanti 430TBA
7.0458200/2043160Avanti 430TBA
7.7477215/2191970Avanti 460TBA
8.4495226/230770Avanti 490TBA

Technical Layout

Sails Poweride Monofilm Membrane 20