SPINNAKER Sails

SPINNAKERS
It’s known Worldwide that KAKITSISAILS makes the best Spinnakers and Gennikers you can get. In this page you will find all the spinnakers that you need and were they benefit more.
All Purpose Full-Radial
If you need a Spinnaker from 70deg. reaching to dead down-wind and for a wide range of wind force, this is the one you want. It fly’s away from the Main giving you a nice open slot. It doesn’t let your bow pin. It’s not very deep, so it gives you a nice flow when you’re reaching. It’s great for Running also because of its adduced shape.
The panel layout is Full-Radial making it very strong for a large range of wind force, keeping its designed shape. Ideal for boats that use only one spinnaker.
V.M.G. (Velocity Made Good)
This is the fastest spinnaker that helps to give you the best Velocity for the best Sailing Angle.
Because of its specificity it works better in very light winds. That’s why we make it from 0.4US/oz to 0.7US/oz. It’s great for close battles between you and your fellow contestant because it’s light and shallow and it responds straight away. It has full projection area.
It’s useful for reaching also because of its shape, flying away from the Main.
Heavy D.B.L.
People think that this Spinnaker has a very shallow shape with open leeches. It’s not like that, if it was it would be a catastrophic for a Mast-Head Rig since it would make the boat start rolling. You Trim it quite low so you don’t sink you Bow and make it easier to steer.
The shallow foot makes it easy to trim in all kinds of waves. It’s basically what you want even for over trim in very hard conditions.
Runner
This is the necessary kite for all sailboats that race. Since, from dinghies to offshore racers, all compete in a beat – run course. Without this Spinnaker you can’t run deep enough with maximum speed.
Our Runners have maximum projected area, depending on the Rules that govern the measuring system that your boat competes in. Full size flying forward and away from the Mainsail, Having the biggest projected area high up were the stronger wind is.
You that race know that down wind courses make the difference. I know that this sail gives you the winning margin.
FLOATER
The Lightest Spinnaker, which flies with the lightest wind. All of you know that the apparent wind gets less as you aim for the Run. So, under eight knots of true wind what do you do if you don’t have it and your opponent dose? Go closer to the wind and loose the margin? It’s a necessary sail if you race in light wind conditions often. It flies high were the wind is keeping away from the main and easy to Trim. It may have the shape of a runner or a V.M.G. depending on the sea condition.
REACHER
Our Reaching Spinnakers have the following characteristics:
a. They have an Ideal shape for Reaching Not more then 21% depth keeping an attached flow.
b. The Aspect Ratio is also very important. High Aspect is better for Reaching and pointing High.
c. They have open leeches and narrow entry angle. This gives a big benefit in Pointing.
d. The widest part is low keeping the boat on its feet-reducing heel.
e. Its possible using 1.5US/oz to use it as a heavy spinnaker with Barber holes.
Because of the above statements our Tri-Star Reaching Spinnakers can shoot up to 40 degrees upwind. In reaching with strong winds you can keep our reach Spin. Up in a higher wind force.

Gennikers Cruising
These Gennikers are easy to use and easier to trim. They double the velocity of the Genoa on close courses up to running (from 40 deg. Till 180deg.) You may use our spinnaker sock for easier handling. They look great with nice colors that you may select from our catalogue. They give you that extra nice feeling that you want when you’re cruising with your family or your friends.
Running Gennikers
Our Gennikers Runners are great you have a Bow-Sprint or a Spinnaker-Pole they help you go downwind faster then any other Spinnaker especially when the wind is under 8knots or over 16knots. You saw them in this year Americas Cup. The Spinnaker runners are a margin better in winds between 8 and 16 Knots when you have choppy sea condition and easier to jibe n small boats with the pole.
Most measuring systems accept the Gennikers with a pole. It looks like we will use them quite a lot in the future.

Genniker Close Reacher
You trim it like a Genoa and it goes upwind like one also. We were the First sail makers to take this advantage. We made a Genniker that had the best flow trimming it from your Genoa track and going upwind. With such a great shape that will not let your sailboat head up or broach. You can let the tiller go and your boat just keeps on going on the course you had.
These Gennikers are the sails that every boat that racers can benefit from in many difficult conditions and win.
Genniker Reacher
This is a sail that is easy to use and with the perfect shape for reaching in all sea conditions. The shape is asymmetric also giving a twist on the sail automatically when you get a stronger puff. It’s a snap to trim it either you use a spinnaker pole or a Bow-Sprint. It really makes the difference when the conditions are suitable.