Learn more about vertically battened mains and genoas

 In the July issue of Yachting Monthly, on sale 14 June, Tom Cunliffe describes his experience of sailing aboard a reader’s yacht fitted with vertically battened mainsail and genoa.

These vertical battens allow the sails to be furled around their leech without the usual loss of sail shape when reefed – well that’s the theory. Read Tom’s article to discover his first impressions of this relatively new technology.

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