SAILSCAN™ ... compares designed sail shapes to actual sail shapes


SailScan II analyzes photographs of sail shapes taken on-the-water and then compares these shapes to the original design file. SailScan II is a valuable tool for determining if a sail needs shape adjustments after a specific period of time. It also aids North sail engineers and production specialists in refining production and simulation methods toward improving the competitive life of North sails.
 
Sailscan© North Sails
 
The example here shows the cross section shapes measured in SailScan II of a sail photo (ABOVE) compared with the predicted flying shapes from MemBrain (BELOW) for Reichel/Pugh 66 Blue Yankee’s medium jib.© North Sails