1 PRODUCT GUIDE
2 MILLENIUM TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS THE CREATION OF UNIQUE CUSTOM SAIL MATERIALS WHICH DO NOT SUFFER FROM DELAMINATION WITH USE AND OVER TIME MILLENIUM SAILS HAVE THREE YEARS WARRANTY AGAINST DELAMINATION. MILLENIUM, PERFORMANCE IS A MATTER OF TECHNOLOGY THE NEXT GENERATION OF SAILS The major manufacturers have not changed their basic process in the last 15 years. Laminate sails are still built using yarns which are impregnated with resin and a scrim on both sides which is coated in resin to hold the membrane together It is this resin that breaks down over time as the sail is hoisted, tacked and folded after racing or cruising. This causes delamination, the two sides of the membrane come apart and the sail loses structural strength as there is nothing to support the yarns in place. The resin also adds weight to the sail, initially this weight can be offset by the extra strength but as the resin breaks down the weight remains for less strength. The Millenium technology (Intl Patent Pending) doesn t need resin in the production of the sails and this has a number of advantages. When the yarns are impregnated with the resin and it sets, the yarns will become very hard in tension. As the sail moves and the yarns are bent and twisted, they will start to breakdown and the overall strength of the structure will be reduced. If the resin is removed, the carbon will remain soft, this means as the sail moves there is no difference in tension across the strand as the individual fibers that make up the strand can move independently. Removal of the extra yarns plus the significant mass of the resin in a laminate sail, results in a reduction in overall weight of at least 15-30%. The Millenium skins are loaded into a vacuum bag which is pressurized to bar, this equates to no less than 9 tons per square meter across the entire sail. The entire skin and bag is then loaded into a computer controlled oven. When the pressure and heat are applied to the sail the two layers of polymer react and fuse together to form a new layer of material in an irreversible process. This seals the two layers of Mylar together and encapsulates the carbon threads. It is important to note that the polymer fuses together and is not merely stuck together, the resulting film is soft and flexible, delamination is not an issue anymore as there is no resin between the skins to break down over time. Millenium is a major advance from mould production sail technology, which has demonstrated many limitations arising from: low temperature and a non uniform heating process acting on only one side of the sail (the main cause of delamination) and being physically limited in both size and shape of the one piece sails because of the size and design of the mould. MILLENIUM LAMINATION CONVENTIONAL LAMINATION Yarn 9 tons at 120 C. Scrim Yarn Scrim Resin Tension Scrim Tension Scrim Dry yarns Glued yarns Compression Compression
3 GRAND PRIX AND SUPERYACHTS CARBON GRAND PRIX It s probably the best available continuous yarn technology on the market for grand-prix and hi-performance racing sails. The resin free lamination process allows the production of sails 15-30% lighter and more durable compared to other available continuous string technologies and, above all, is not affected by delamination the most common flaw in analogue products. SUPER YACHT It shares the same Carbon Grand Prix ingredients but with a crowded yarn layout to make the sails tough and ready to face the hardest weather conditions of ocean navigation. In addition, to get extra durability, Millenium Super Yacht is available with a special taffetà protection on both sides of the sail. NEW BLACK TECHNORA Black Technora is avaiable in race mode (film-film) and in cruise mode with the protection of white taffeta in one or both sides of the sail. This is the best choice for yachts of any length when the performance advantages and additional expense of Carbon is not required. NEW 3YEARS MILLENIUM DELAMINATION WARRANTY WARRANTY AND QUALITY CONTROL All cruising and racing OneSails Millenium sails will be provided with a delamination warranty of three and two years respectively. After manufacturing every sail is subject to a stringent computer aided quality control process. CUSTOM SAILS IN ONE SINGLE PIECE Onesails Millenium is the only technology in the world which is able to make sails of unlimited size in one single piece and using continuous carbon yarns. Another notable plus that Onesails makes available to boat owners is the possibility of their deciding personalised colours to customise their own sails. Onesails holds the world record for the biggest one-piece mainsail ever made. This was constructed in 2007 for the legendary J Class Shamrock V with a 43 metre luff. In 2009 we broke our own record with the delivery of one piece sails for superyachts of over 130 feet in length. RACING SAILS DURABILITY
4 THE TECHNOLOGY THAT SAVES YOU MONEY MILLENIUM AND VEKTOR ALLOWS US TO PRODUCE SAILS WITH MORE SHAPE STABI- LITY THAN OUR COMPETITORS. GREATER SHAPE RETENTION MEANS BETTER PERFOR- MANCE AND IMPROVED DURABILITY. VEKTOR COST EFFECTIVE CONTINUOUS STRING TECHNOLOGY CONTINUOUS THREADS STRUCTURE IN DYNEEMA, CARBON, PENTEX OR GLASS. Vektor represents the development of more than twenty years of experience in the construction of sails from a grid of continuous yarn on an adhesive film. This technology shares components and techniques used in the manufacturing of the Millenium sails and this permits the production of sails with an optimum cost / performance relationship for both cruising and racing sails. Whereas in Millenium the structural grid, under pressure and temperature, is fused to the layers of Mylar that form the laminates, in Vektor the grid is applied with reinforced fibre tape at high pressure to the film that constitutes the sail, in turn reinforced with the secondary grid at high pressure. Vektor differs from similar products in the market because the reinforced tape of Vektor is made up of individual continuous yarns rather than multiple yarn clusters. This permits the complete utilization of the structural capacity of the fibres used in the grid with wide freedom of lay-out and complete control of the shape-holding in all the areas of the sail on the strength of the wide microdistribution and independence of each structural element. General parameters of the sail being equal (particularly the weight) a better structure is achieved for the efficient distribution of the loads. The very latest innovation introduced exclusively by Onesails is the use of Dyneema as the fibre for the structural grid, which guarantees characteristics distinctly superior to the aramid fibres both in terms of durability and of performance. With greater stretch resistance and strength, together with a significantly reduced weight. As well as Dyneema, Vektor sails are available with the structural grid in a range of yarns including carbon, Pentex and glass to deliver the appropriate performance required. This last product represents an optimum price / performance relationship and allows access to continuous yarn technology (a one piece sail) at competitive prices and conditions with respect to sails constructed with traditional panel technology. VEKTOR FIBRE LAYOUT CONVENTIONAL FIBRE LAYOUT Small tapes driving one yarn Tape One wide tape driving up to 5 yarns Tape Base scrim Outer yarns Yarn Base scrim Outer yarns Yarn Inner yarns Inner yarns When bending, multi tapes structure keeps the same tension between outer and inner yarns. When bending, single tape structure causes different tension between fibres, most of the load is on the outer yarns.
5 FOR CRUISING AND RACING CARBON It s the top performance Vektor fabric. The right choice for pure racing boats under 70. Carbon yarn still offers the best weight-strength ratio and with the new yarns distribution system on small sails it can offer performance close to Millenium. NEW DYNEEMA OneSails is the only sailmaker that has developed a process to build sails with Dyneema. The yarn offers an unbeatable performance-durability ratio compared to aramid fibres, since it is more resistant to stresses and environment in which sails operate. Dyneema is the right choice for performance cruising and racing. GLASS / PENTEX This is the entry level continuous yarn technology at an affordable price. Can be used both for cruising and club racing offering better performance and durability compared to cross cut, tri radials and cut and glued membranes. WHICH SAIL IS RIGHT FOR YOU Sailors use their yachts for racing or cruising or a combination of the two. For this reason Onesails has developed a range of products specifically aimed at satisfying the demands in terms of budget and performance of both the racing and cruising yachtsman, together with those who want to use their yachts for both of these activities. The diagram alongside will guide your choice of the material best suited to meet your requirements of performance and durability for both Cruising and Racing. The Onesails specialists are always available to provide you with advice and suggestions on the sails best suited to meet your specific requirements. CRUISING SAILS PERFORMANCE DURABILITY
6 SHAPE AND DESIGN COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS Research and Development are vital to the Onesails company philosophy, as shown by the development of Millenium technology. Another high point has been the continuing partnership with the Engineering University of Florence. This gives Onesails lofts access to highly sophisticated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) programs. CFD allows fluid movements to be resolved through the use of computers. This allows optimisation of sail shapes, sail plans and sail construction. ICAD (International Consortium for Advanced Design) is a non profit partnership company formed by Onesails and the Engineering University of Florence. ICAD research programmes include long term projects focussed on innovation in sail aerodynamics and short term projects to design ideal sails for individual yachts. Moreover the ICAD CFD software package simulates the rig loads and their impact on the aerodynamics of the rig as a whole. Thanks to these features Onesails is able to fully support riggers in finding solutions to individual custom projects. ICAD also carries out research for Boeing and other aerospace clients, thanks to its development of one of the most advanced and powerful CFD programmes in the world. Research is one of Onesails defining aspects, and CFD is the design tool it uses in its everyday work. Onesails is a partner of BSG, one of the world s leading sail design and sail analysis software developers.
7 DOWNWIND SAILS BY ONESAILS CRUISING DOWNWIND SAILS TWA SPI ASY FFR FFR ASY SPI TWS The sail that is undergoing the most significant development today is the spinnaker. Spinnakers where originally created as bag-shaped sails to catch wind exclusively downwind. Now, with the help of better fabrics and sailmaking technology, spinnakers are both far more efficient downwind and so closewinded that they encroach on conventional headsails at 45 apparent wind. Through experience with nearly identical boats the key to offwind speed has been determined by spinnaker shape as much as by spinnaker size. This is especially so on any point of sailing high of a dead run. Onesails make a broad range of hi-performance spinnakers for racing and cruising boats. The design of every spinnaker is customized for the boat in order to give truly superior performance. The programme used to determine shape also takes into account displacement to ensure that the shape matches the boat. At Onesails, our design team would like to talk to you about customizing spinnakers to fit your boat. Their in depth experience ranging from America s Cup to small one design sailboats ensures that they have the knowledge to provide you with the right advice. We are attempting here to make it easier for you to realize the full potential of your new sail(s). The sail selection guide below Faster Off the Wind will give you a summary of when to use which spinnaker. RACING SYMMETRIC SPINNAKERS RCR VMG RUN SPI/HVY TWS A4 A5 RACING ASYMMETRIC SPINNAKERS A0 A1 A2 AP 20 A3 SPI/HVY A4 RCR 16 RUN A2 AP A3 A5 12 A0 8 VMG A1 TWA 4 TWA THE ONESAILS FLAT FURLING REACHER. THE ALLROUND SAIL FOR CRUISING. OneSails has created the Flat Furling Reacher (FFR), a furling downwind sail with a wide range of uses that is easy to hoist and gybe. The FFR can be used between true wind angles of 50 to 160 depending on the wind strength and can be used on any boat with a spinnaker halyard and a suitable tack point forward of the forestay.
8 WHY CHOOSE ONESAILS UK. Rev EXCLUSIVE TECHNOLOGY For over 10 years the OneSails design team have developed exclusive technology to make continuous thread sails (in one piece) a reality for cruising and racing boats..2 PERFORMANCE Features like weight, shape control and deformation resistance means better performance in respect to a traditional paneled sail where seams and junctions are the weak parts under load..3 QUALITY Sails are designed and manufactured to the very highest standards from carefully selected components to ensure the very highest quality and durability..4 DESIGN The best sail shape is the result of analysis and experience. OneSails is at the forefront of the sailmaking industry, continually investing in research and development to ensure that the very best sail shapes are available. The success of this approach is confirmed by the vast array of racing trophies OneSails clients have won, competing at National, International and World Championship level.5 SERVICE A core activity for every OneSails Loft is providing first class service, support and assistance. As part of our service commitment, each OneSails Loft has a team of experts on hand to ensure that we can deliver on our service pledge. In addition to a growing number of principle Lofts, the OneSails Group has an extensive network of service centres strategically placed around Europe s coast line. AUSTRIA Schwechater Straße 35 A 2322 ZWÖLFAXING bei Wien Tel Fax CROAZIA Uvala Baluni bb (ACI marina) Split Tel./Fax: +385 (0) Mob (0) GREAT BRITAIN - SOUTH Hamble Point Marina Hamble SO31 4JD Southampton Tel. +44 (0) Fax +44 (0) GREAT BRITAIN - EAST Suffolk Yacht Harbour Levington IP10 0LN Ipswich Tel. +44 (0) Fax +44 (0) HUNGARIA RET U. 5/1 Balaton Foldvar HUNGARY Tel IRELAND Crosshaven c/o Cork Tel /4 Fax Mob ITALY - FIRENZE Via Dei Confini Capalle (FI) Tel Fax ITALY - LA SPEZIA Via Pratolino - Zona ind S. Stefano Magra (SP) Tel Fax ITALY - VERONA Via dell industria 22/ Bussolengo (VR) Tel Fax MALTA MRA026C Industrial Estate Marsa Tel SLOVENJA Bac pri Materiji 28/a 6242 Materija Tel (0) Fax +386 (0) SPAIN Muelle viejo s/n Edificio Espigon Consiga Palma de Mallorca Tel Mob THE NETHERLANDS Huizermarina Ambachtsweg AL Huizen Tel TURKEY SK. No. 22 AOSB Cigli / IZMIR Tel. +90 (232) Tel. +90 (232) Fax +90 (232) OneSails reserves the right to change descriptions, modify, or substitute products without notice in this product guide One is copyright property of OneSails International; other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. OneSails International copyright All rights reserved.