Our vision for the flagship sail of the TRIBAL performance range was quite simple: create a sail that allows any serious racer to reach his or her full potential!
We remain true to our mission statement to stay leaders in innovation and produce very high quality products with a high performance level. The APACHE-R is our full-blooded professional race sail, created solely to win, with a 7 carbon/composite batten and 4 camber set-up. Achieving blistering speed, acceleration in combination with lightweight ergonomic features were the main design objectives for APACHE-R. All new ranges have been designed in our new (in-house developed) sail design software programme.
In order to achieve our vision of allowing any serious racer to reach his or her full potential, we are constantly developing, testing, tuning and refining to take our Race set-up to the next level! APACHE-R will be under continuous development and innovation every time we do a new production build.
In the smaller sizes, APACHE-R has been optimised for downwind speed runs with acceleration and a top speed exceeding that of a full-blooded race sail, with a refined twist optimisation. Sizes 6.3 and up are tuned for Slalom racing. An improved panel lay-out and extra shaping with a more powerful lower foil provide huge drive and acceleration while the slippery upper profile minimises drag, delivering limitless top end speed in the APACHE-R series.
Hi-tech materials in the upper luff sleeve area of the APACHE-R have impacted the mast bend and leech twist for a light feel, enhanced acceleration, speed and stability. Reducing the sail’s overall weight and assisting control by reducing the swing weight were achieved by adding hi-tech 2mil tri-axial laminate in the leech and mast sleeve for a soft ergonomic feel in performance, which is especially noticeably in rough conditions.
The relatively high foil tension of the APACHE-R is teamed up with the carbon/composite battens and 4 cambers producing draft stability levels that should really be experienced to be believed! The sail has a light and soft feel with a bit less pull from up high which makes the sail easier to lock down especially in rougher water. The reduced overall weight of the sail does not sacrifice the incredible stability whilst keeping the emphasis on acceleration and top speed!
Smaller sizes come standard with RDM cambers, but are SDM compatible. The larger sizes are supplied with SDM cams, but are RDM compatible. RDM masts will give the sail a softer, less direct feeling. SDM and RDM camber replacement sets are available separately.
APACHE-R is our vision of a full-blooded professional race sail, created solely to win, allowing any serious racer to reach his or her full potential!
The perfect set-up for APACHE-R
!!Prices in the table below are INCL. VAT!!
|Add to cart