Another exciting Spirited project on the go is an 18m carbon fibre racing rotating wing mast and custom composite boom.
The client’s brief was for a racing rig design to push the envelope in performance and efficiency. The rotating aspect of this design improves aerodynamics and wind flow onto the main sail.
The mast will be resin-infused and most fittings will be composite and integral. The rigging will be PBO fibre and have ‘soft’ connection points to the mast.
The boom is custom designed with a stylish curved underside to compliment the lines of the cabin top. It is also designed to incorporate a ‘stack-pack’ style sail bag which provides a large entry top so that the sail can be easily flaked as it’s dropped. Yancy Smith from Doyle Sails will be making a full wardrobe of racing sails for this boat which will include a high aspect main with a square-top. Yancy knows this design very well since he has made the sails for almost every Spirited 380 launched. This client plans to race this boat competitively and we look forward to seeing the results.