OneSails International Introduces 4T FORTE™ and Unleashes a Faster, Better Sailing Experience for the Global Sailing Community
New and exclusive OneSD technology enables sailors and sail makers to monitor sail quality, activity and wear in real time
Trieste, Italy – OneSails International unveiled the first-of-its kind 4T FORTE™ sail at the 2013 Barcelona Race, introducing to the sailing community a high performance sail, which will forever change the sailing experience for racers and cruisers alike.
The 4T FORTE™ represents a new era in sail making, marking the disappearance of Mylar films with its MMS (Multi Micro Structure) patent pending technology, which involves a thinner, multi-layered latticed composite structure, and is more advanced than anything currently on the market. Inspired by ballistic military and biomedical engineering, 4T Forte is completely free of polyester film and glue, eliminating delamination, shrinkage and dimensional variations and enabling maximum lightness, moisture resistance and chemical and physical stability.
“With 4T FORTE™ we will be able to provide sails for every kind of boat thanks to the stratification modularity, which provides the customer with more options and can suit any need,” says Dede De Luca, CEO of OneSails International. “In the racing market, 4T Forte will change the disposable mentality, as the product lifespan is far superior from lightness and wear to performance with a five to 10 percent weight-savings compared to other sails. In the cruising market, customers will finally have access to softer and more attractive sails that are more stable and up to 30 percent lighter.”
The 4T FORTE™ is the first uniquely customized and aerodynamic sail to come equipped with an electronic chip, which enables sail owners to monitor sail quality, activity and wear and sail design professionals to access the full design file to ensure optimum quality. 4T FORTE™ is also fully recyclable and impervious to UV degradation, whilst being significantly lighter. As is the standard with OneSails sails, the 4T FORTE™ is constructed in one piece instead of multiple panels glued together, further preventing degeneration over time.
Class 40 Fantastica (skippered by Stefano Raspadori and Pietro D’Ali) recently sailed for more than 2,000 miles in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean with mainsail and jib Solent made with 4T FORTE™, in view of qualifying for the next Transat Jacques Vabre edition. The 5,400-mile long race started on November 3rd from La Havre, France and will finish in Itajai, Brazil. More info at: www.onesails.com/4T.