49er Spinnaker Tender – Looking for a New Kite

The 49er is looking to update our Spinnaker.  It’s been over 16 years with the current design, and with teams pushing harder and faster than ever before it is time to look at updating the sail.

We are calling all sail designers and sail makers to take a shot at our new design.  Whether you’re at the biggest loft, have the best computers, amazing experience, or are a crafsman, we’re looking for an inspired new design.  The process has been set up so that the design and produciton are separated so that we can get the best of both going forward.  Please review the guidelines and register your intent to submit.  Trial sails are to be delivered to the 2013 World Championship, Sept 21, 2013, in Marseilles, France.  The new design will be implemented follwing the 2016 Olympic games.  Good luck, may the best sail win!