Better waste management, use of flax fiber - Sails are going green

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The world of sailmaking is a reflection of our society: it has evolved and is heading towards the production of green sails. That is to say, sails that are more eco-responsible in their design and throughout the production chain - waste management, transport by sea rather than by air, and reduction of energy expenditure in their manufacture. In the world of ocean racing, the Imoca class requires such a green sail on board from January 1, 2023. But manufacturers like All Purpose are already going further: two years ago already, the sailmaker was integrated flax fiber in their mainsails. The main on of Roland Jourdain's Outremer 5X We Explore, second in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, weighs no more than a 100% composite sail and has clearly proved its worth. All that remains is to validate the experiment with headsails, which see heavier use. 

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