Technical Overview

Over the past three Olympic cycles the 49er has evolved into a finely tuned boat that is nicely balanced in all conditions with a rig that is able to be adjusted for best performance in each windspeed and sea state.

With the FX we have the benefit of this evolution as well as new developments in skiff rig design to allow us to achieve the optimum rig very quickly.

Starting with the 49er hull, wings and foils, we then set about designing a rig that would go straight into the existing 49er boats and provide the correct amount of power for the lighter crew target weight specified by ISAF.