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3, 4 or 5 Battens?

Whilst the wind and waves still haven’t materialised in Rhosneigr, we have taken this opportunity to sit down with a few of the competitors for a few quick fire questions. First up, do they choose 3, 4 or 5 batten sails? 

2014 Pro Champion, Phil Horrocks

Will Barrett – 5. More balanced.
Sam Neal – 5. More power.
James Cox – 3. I use the Taka. More manoeuvrable.
Alfie Hart – 4. IQs.
Mike Archer – 4.
Ben Proffitt – 4 or 5. 5 when it’s windier and I want more power.
Adam Lewis – 4.
Mark ‘Sparky’ Hosegood – 4 to 5.
Matt Cude – 4.
Phil Horrocks – 5
Justyna Sniady – 5.


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