Optimist J sail Classic Red

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J Sails is a family company, established in Poland in 1991. Since inception, JSails specialized in Optimist sails from the beginning. The company's first success came in 2000 when a new model was designed based on coach and sail maker experience: Classic. It was with this model that J Sails had its first significant success.

If you are a dynamic sailor, who has considerable experience, know how to fight, you might be light but ambitious, then this is the sail for you!

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  • Classic Red 
    Classic is our company's basic model. If you are a dynamic sailor, who has considerable experience, know how to fight, you might be light but ambitious, then this is the sail for you!  Designed in 2000, the model has quickly gained recognition and and had good results. It turned out an ideal sail for 88lb's and above. However, for lighter or less experienced sailors, it was difficult to manage the sail in strong winds.  Powerful and fast downwind sail.

  • Also Available in: Classic Blue 
    In the autumn of 2005 we designed a version of Classic sail that is alike Heretic in that it is easier to manage in strong winds for lighter or less experienced sailors, but more skillful downwind than upwind.To differentiate the two models we introduced a color code: from the winter 2005/6 the “old”; Classic has been called Classic Red, and the new model Classic Blue. Classic Blue quickly found its fans and won many prestigious events.
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    Sprit tension

    Intensive sprit control, adjusted to the sailor's strength and skill, remember, we are using hard materials during strong wind, when you are not able to control the sail, allow a fold to appear between the top and clew of the sail so that it looks as if it consisted of two parts, it doesn't look very elegant, but works perfectly all the same. Just relax, get used to the view and sail! The other option is to change the sail to Classic Blue or even Green

    Luff trim

    - at an even distance about 2-3 mm control strap at a maximum height, for lighter sailors during strong wind – the lowest possible position.If you know how to adjust the boom height do it in such a way that the luff is a little loose (when you run your finger along it it shouldn't be as tight as a string); don't try it if you are not able to adjust it.

    Foot trim

    Even on the whole length to avoid a 'frill' span should be strung to the maximum possible and controlled at all times it is a good idea to move the mainsheet block forward to gain space needed for tacking and so that the plastic 'ear' (top fairlead) doesn't interfere with the neighbouring cord. It is also a good idea to tape the ear so that the sail can move from one side to the other easily. Boom vang should be trimmed in such a way that on upwind courses the mainsheet takes over and the sail is a little loose, but not to an extent of the boom bouncing on the waves on downwind courses and so that the free leech is slightly open while salining downwind; during strong winds boom vang should be highly strung/ tense.

    Mast trim

    Most sailors usually makes it 284 cm, sometimes the heavier sailors set it at 286, during strong winds come back to 279 while we were testing our sail one sailor (and the only one) set the mast at 297 for flat water, medium wind and a heavy sailor to a great result – and this is how we came up with the name 'Heretic'

    Mainsheet work

    Control the sail at all times and react to squalls using mainsheet; on the first gust of the wind you should loosen it up a little bit and when you are in control of the speed take the sail in; the clew should be above the corner of the boat.

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