03.05.2012. Revolutionary mast has 3D woven carbon mast track
Crédit Photo. Safran Sailing Team
Safran, high technology international group and a leading equipment provider in the Aerospace, Defense and Security fields, is also a great sponsor of racing yachts where they are able to test new technology.
Their latest experiment is in the manufacture of a mast with a 3D woven carbon mast track, giving their eponymous yacht much less weight to carry aloft, making her sturdier yet faster. We can’t wait for this to trickle down to the world of the cruising sailor – as it inevitably must, in time.