Seldén rigs for Youth Sailing World Championships

06 Sep 2017
Seldén Masts will supply rigs for the 420 class Youth Sailing World Championships Fleet

Seldén Masts will supply rigs for the 420 class Youth Sailing World Championships Fleet

Seldén Masts has secured a contract to supply rigs for this year's 420 class Youth Sailing World Championships fleet.

The contract includes a Seldén Mast Zeta rig, a Nautivela hull and Olympic sails for all the 420 boats taking part in the event.

“We are really pleased to be involved with the Youth Sailing World Championship, supporting the developing sailors,” explained Steve Norbury, MD, Seldén Mast.

The Zeta masts will be made from Seldén’s new Xtra Proof Strength (XPS) aluminium alloy which has been developed with the company’s extrusion supply partner, XPS.

The masts have been designed to have significantly elevated proof stress designed to be less likely to take a permanent bend - a problem for dinghy sailors operating close to their mast’s yield point in extreme conditions.

Although Seldén produce two other 420 masts sections, the Zeta section was selected as the best all round mast for the event.  The mast has a flex taper giving a more flexible tip and a greater gust response.

The 2017 Youth World Sailing Championship will be held in Sanya, China from December 9 to 16.

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