Facnor has gained experience in carbon sections thanks to its involvement in racing since 1998* until today. Carbon sections are light, rigid (no torque effect) and widely proven.
* Groupama Trimaran
SC 40 & 50 CARBON SECTIONS
⊕ two main benefits : rigidity and lightness (40% lighter)
⊕ SC40 (ø 40mm) weight: 695 g/m
⊕ SC50 (ø50mm) weight: 820 g/m
⊕ « water drop » shaped section offers an aerodynamic effect
⊕ simple glued assembly (not screwed)
⊕ 4-meter length for both models
Facnor manufactured its first carbon section furlers with Groupama in 1998. Numerous Open 60’ have later been fitted with this type of racing furlers for the Vendée Globe.
Jean Luc Van Den Heed used Facnor furlers equipped with carbon sections for his westward round-the-world navigations on board of its 100 footer Adrien. With the developed textile forestays, carbon sections are nowadays rather used for cruising.