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38 Batwing Expedition

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38 Batwing Expedition - 9085_2_1284222670

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440 East 78th. St., Suite 2C
New York
NY 10075

Phone: +1 718-548-1188

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38 sq. ft.
Proven designs, quality workmanship, and the finest materials provide performance, durability, and beauty as a reasonable alternative to shapeless, disposable sails.

BSD is proud to offer the BATWING™. Over the years we have designed and produced quality cruising sails, the worlds finest sailboard sails, and successful one-design and offshore racing sails. Inspired by hanglider and low speed aircraft development, our sailboard sail designs set the standard for the industry. Looking for new applications for this technology, and being small craft enthusiasts ourselves, a natural progressions was the development or a simple, efficient small craft sail rig.

The prominent feature of the BSD BATWING™ is the hanglider inspired airfoil. Inherently low parasitic and induced drag components are particularly appropriate rig characteristics for the limited stability of narrow, small sailing craft. The BATWING™'s efficiency and low center of effort provide superior performance on all points of sail. Full battens prohibit flogging and assure good manners on the water and on the beach. Serious paddlers and rowers will appreciate the BATWING™'s light weight and compact stowage. Top adventurers choose the BATWING™ for their expeditions. Verlen and Valerie Kruger chose BATWING™'s for their TWO CONTINENT CANOE EXPEDITION, a successful attempt to canoe from the Arctic Circle to Cape Horn. Renowned adventurer, climber, author, Jonathan Waterman, chose a BATWING™ kayak rig for his ODYSSEY AMONG THE INUIT, a two season expedition across the arctic Northwest Passage. For serious expedition or serious recreation, the BATWING™ is the perfect sail.

• Two-ply leech, luff, and foot.
• Webbed-on stainless steel "D" ring on clew.
• Tapered fiberglass battens for a precise airfoil.
• Durable webbing batten adjusters.
• Heavy duty sail bag.
• Our original "Zippy Reef", reefing is as easy as closing a zipper.
• Also, on our BATWING™ EXPEDITION™ sails: Our trademark, BATWING™ vertical panel layout for reduced sail stretch from hard use.
• Quick release "WICHARD™" tack downhaul hook.
• All of our BATWING™ sails, whether EXPEDITION™ OR Sport, are built to BSD's legendary EXPEDITION™ quality. Made in USA.

Area: 38 sq. ft.
Reefs: Standard
Reefs to: 33 sq. ft., 29 sq. ft., 25 sq. ft.
Mast: "F"

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