sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Boats for Sale MarineBusiness-World Sail-World Racing Cruising Int Magnetic Is RW Photo Gallery FishingBoating
Sail-World.com : Molto Forte - Play the tape with OneSails
Molto Forte - Play the tape with OneSails


'Abeam of a J111 with OneSails 4TForte sails'    OneSails

You see it on sheet music. Words such as Allegro, Adagio, Energico or Vivace are there to tell you how the composer wishes you to play the very notes before your eyes. They set the tone, mood, flavour and ambience for the entire piece or movement.

Now just like any great Italian opera, our words, Molto Forte (Moll Toe For Tay), and yes, you do very much need the hand movements to go with it all, translate to very strong. In the case of OneSails’ 4T Forte™ technology, it is both terribly apt and uniquely fitting.

The first is easy to explain. This sail ‘cloth’ has as its core, a new fibre from the Dyneema® family and is elsewhere deployed in ballistics and robotics with great success. That the sails are constructed utilising continuous fibre methodology not only adds to this inherent tensile strength, but also brings along a basket of other desirable benefits.

Above the J111 with OneSails 4T Forte sails -  OneSails  

As for being fitting, well OneSails is an Italian company. Just as with the great automotive marques that also hail from the long, skinny peninsula that juts out in to the Mediterranean, they are incredibly proud and passionate about their achievements and the brand itself. The play on the tape not only allows for the musical thread to be built, but also describes the very nature of the fibre, which is not round, but rather flat and in the form of a 2mm wide tape, a little like linguini.

Ben De Coster from OneSails’ Sydney loft explains further, '4T Forte™ offers better characteristics than high modulus carbon fibre. STR Solid Stripes™ are the flat bands that provide for the higher strength to weight ratio over carbon. The high strength makes our continuous, one piece sails quite unique. In addition to having greater levels of temperature and moisture resistance, they have a Mylar-free outer skin that is made from the very same material as the core. This of course means OneSails 4T Forte™ are the final word on UV resistance and why we provide a three-year warranty on all new sails.'

The benefits of OneSails’ 4T Forte -  OneSails  

'Lower specific weight, low creep or stretch, and incredible strength are certainly great benefits, but we can truly talk about Green Sails. There are no glues or resins used when we mould the sails at 120°C under vacuum, which is when the tapes all get fused together into the one piece. As the base polymer is 100% recyclable, when you melt down the used sail at a bit over 140°C, you get material that can have another life in a different product.'

'Of course durability is amazing and flexibility is not an issue. Sunlight will not cause glues or the Mylar skin to breakdown and cause delamination, because they are simply not present. I fully expect our three-year warranty to expand as the sail technology develops even further', Ben added.

'OneSails the company is about new technology. They have been developing one piece (continuous fibre) sails for long time from tape drive to where we are now with the fully moulded and fused sail. Millennium sails was the previous material and was also resin and glue free but had a Mylar film.'

Smart sails for Smartphones -  OneSails  

'Because the STR Solid Stripes is the core element of the construction matrix and do not need glues or additional coverings to hold them together or protect them, OneSails’ 4T Forte™ sails are lighter, which is both a bonus for the crew and means you have less weight upstairs. This could be as much as a 25% saving in mass.'

'So apart from being lighter and more durable, they come with soft corners and all the reinforcements integrated into the sail itself. One of our other distinguishing features is the microchip placed in to the sail itself. Apart from a picture of the first time it is used, stored on it will be the design data, when it was made and what batches of materials were used. Developments to come will include recording UV exposure and other sail management tools', said De Coster.

'The market has never seen this sort of thing before. Both Millennium and Forte have supply agreements with OneSails. The former will be providing a filament tape cloth in the middle of 2014, so we will be able to provide an exceptional range of quality products across many budget levels.'

Class 40 with a full wardrobe of 4T Forte sails -  OneSails  

'4T Forte™ was launched in October and there is a Class 40 vessel sailing now with a full wardrobe on board. We have just put our first sails on yachts in the Asia Pacific region. Windseeker is a Sydney 40 based out of Singapore and Celestial from Sydney are the first boats to enjoy these great sails. The latter has a new ocean main ready for this year’s Sydney to Hobart race.'

Celestial’s new One Sails 4T Forte 195R Ocean Main. -  OneSails  

It is important to highlight that 4T Forte™ sails tolerate high humidity environments better than the competition. Bruce Anson from the OneSails' Singapore loft explains, 'Both the technology and the STR Solid Stripes™ material itself provide for the perfect result for sails in high humidity environments. This is because they are 100% fused together in the moulding process, without the use of glues or resins and the outer skins have no Mylar to be found anywhere at all.'

'The entire skin is encapsulated between ripstop ‘shields, which are UV, moisture, and mildew resistant as part of Onesails’ Multi Micro Structure (MMS™), which provides for a robust and reliable sail skin. OneSails are manufactured with the minimum of environmental impact and allow for realistic recycling options. All in all, Onesails’ 4T Forte™ sails are really purpose built for High Humidity environments', said Anson.

Getting set for a start in Asia with a Sydney 40 sporting a 4T Forte jib -  OneSails  

The people behind OneSails in the Asia Pacific region are Ben De Coster, Toby Munns, Caedric Reader And Bruce Anson. They are operating under the Workforce Marine organisation, which is the exclusive distributor for OneSails products for the Asia Pacific region that comprises of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Honk Hong Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and South Korea.

OneSails has been in Australia for two years and was born out of Evolution. 'Name changes have made it tough, but with OneSails we are getting some traction. 4T Forte™ with low stretch and unbelievable UV resistance is making some heads turn. You cannot break this stuff and it is strong in all angles. We have lofts in Asia, Australia and now New Zealand.'

Ben is 30 years of age, been around sails for 15 years and designing them for nine. He started with Hood, then went to Quantum, Evolution and now heads OneSails’ Australian charge. He used to be full time with Ludde Ingvall and his Nicorette program and runs the offshore program for Celestial. 'We do our designing here and then the raw membrane arrives for us to finish with tapes and pocket ends. After that it is off to the customer', said De Coster.

OneSails have specific services for super yachts, performance cruising, racing, classic and cruising vessels, also One Design fleets and Dacron sails. So get set to play the tape and conduct your own grand opera.

See www.onesails.com or call 02 8788 6610 for more information.


by John Curnow

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=117555

12:22 AM Thu 12 Dec 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.





Sail-World Cruising News - local and the World





Barnacle Busting by Neil and Ley Langford,




Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science by Mahlon C. Kennicutt II and colleagues,




































Risks to penguin populations continues by British Antarctic Survey,






Follow these tips when anchoring by Alex and Daria Blackwell,








Galley Guys meet the Spice Lady by Greg Nicoll, Andy Adams and John Armstrong,








If all else fails read the instructions!!
ARC Baltic fleet cruising and anchoring in the Finnish archipelago
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature
Endangered species are like Movie Stars - Charlie Sheens and Tom Hanks
Vanuatu Customs making life easier for visiting cruising yachts
Multihull Central - Covering all the bases *Feature
Flags at Sea, an infographic by John Tissott
Cruising lessons from ocean racers
Sydney International Boat Show - Day 2 *Feature
Marine Rescue volunteers celebrate new unit and $120,000 vessel
Procedures set out for waterborne visitors to Vanuatu
17-year-old RNLI volunteer saves child in first rescue mission + Video
Teen names latest RNLI Shannon class lifeboat in Poole + Video
Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch
Pantaenius Insurance - being seen in yellow, green and orange *Feature
Fake GPS signals detected when cruising the high seas
Sydney International Boat Show - Changed conditions on Sydney Harbour
Our new Cruising Editor editor remembers his first offshore adventure
World Odyssey Race - Bringing back the Corinthian spirit
Blue Planet Odyssey Rally - Raising climate change awareness
Pacific Circuit Rally - 2015   
All Points Rally departs this November   
Gold Coast Broadwater no closer to welcoming supermaxis *Feature   
2014 Magnetic Island Race Week Cruising North - One for Poppy? *Feature   
World ARC 2014 reaches Australia   
A Mooring in Iceberg Alley   
Marine Rescue volunteers called to rescue out of fuel vessel updates   
Marine Rescue volunteers called to rescue second vessel out of fuel   
Boaters urged to speak up on 15%ethanol proposal   
Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart   
Silver Gull Creek host Marion Smart: Funeral and Wake   
IMB reports worrying trend of piracy hijacks in Southeast Asia   
Watch this whale lift a Kayak clear out of the water   
World ARC reaches half-way point in Australia   
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles (Part 2) *Feature   
Vietnam Marina Development: ONE°15 Vung Ro Bay Marina Resort   
Marine Rescue volunteers praised for saving six from yacht   
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life   
Costa Concordia - the $2.25 billion salvage operation ready to begin   
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles, more photos *Feature   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News





Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph, contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW Cru SH
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT