HGO – iQFOiL

OLYMPIC RACING

The HGO is a first of its kind. A foil racing sail built especially for the official IQFOIL class and will be the official sail for the 2024 Paris Olympic games. HGO is based on Severne’s already successful foil racing platform with multiple titles under its belt.

In 2019 World Sailing called for Sea Trials to select the equipment for the next Olympic Games in Paris’24. When this opportunity presented itself, Gonzalo Costa Hoevel took the lead of the project together with Ben Severne in creating the ultimate foil racing sail. Countless hours of R&D and brainstorming has resulted in a sail that not only will make you faster on the racecourse but also deliver top speeds. 

The HGO focuses on speed and ease of handle with a reduced luff curve and re-distribution of shaping. The control gained from these design features allows for any foil racing newcomer to get to competition level speeds in no time. 

SIZELUFFBOOMBATTENSWEIGHT (KG)CAMSHEADRECOMENDED MASTENIGMA BOOMEXTENSIONCARBON EXTENSION
8.052222075.53xXL, 1xSDMFixedApex 490210-250Race Extension 36Race Extension Carbon 36
9.055423275.83xXL, 1xSDMFixedApex 530210-250Race Extension 36Race Extension Carbon 36
9.557523875.93xXL, 1xSDMFixedApex 530 / 550210-250Race Extension 36/48(for 550)Race Extension Carbon 36/48(for 550)
10.058024276.03xXL, 1xSDMFixedApex 550210-250Race Extension 36Race Extension Carbon 36

TECHNOLOGY

/ MODIFIED OUTLINE WITH REDUCED FOOT SIZE TO ENABLE USE ON A FIN.
/ DURABILITY FOCUS WITH ADDED SAIL REINFORCEMENTS AND STRONGEST BATTEN SPEC.
/ LESS EXTREME LUFF CURVE TO REDUCE STRESS ON MASTS.
/ XL CAMS TO REDUCE LOAD ON MAST AND IMPROVE ROTATION.
/ REDISTRIBUTION OF SHAPING FOR EXPANDED WIND RANGE AND LIGHTER FEEL.

/ MODIFIED OUTLINE WITH REDUCED FOOT SIZE TO ENABLE USE ON A FIN.

/ DURABILITY FOCUS WITH ADDED SAIL REINFORCEMENTS AND STRONGEST BATTEN SPEC.

/ LESS EXTREME LUFF CURVE TO REDUCE STRESS ON MASTS.

/ XL CAMS TO REDUCE LOAD ON MAST AND IMPROVE ROTATION.

/ REDISTRIBUTION OF SHAPING FOR EXPANDED WIND RANGE AND LIGHTER FEEL.

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SEAMLESS HEAD PANEL

This high abrasion area is made from only 1 panel and does not carry any exposed seams, preventing any potential weak point in this area. As a result, seam creep and seam-related failure have been eliminated.

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DIRECT DRIVE TENSIONERS

DIRECT DRIVE TENTIONERS

The DDT 4 and DDT 5 tensioners directly connect the tube batten to the leech of the sail. This new design eliminates the heavy section of tube that is needed for the standard batten tensioner and being smaller, has superior aerodynamics. It is used on all lower tension battens in the OVERDRIVE M2 and the MACH 2.

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LEECH REINFORCEMENT

LEECH REINFORCEMENT

Leech area at batten tips carry extra reinforcement for extended durability

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REFINED LEADING EDGE

Tuned entry with a finer leading edge rotation for reduced drag.

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OPTIMIZED AERODYNAMICS

By aligning the battens with the direction of airflow drag has been reduced. Clean panels with minimal seams further improve the aerodynamics.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE MONOFILM

Custom high end monofilm construction to maximise performance and minimize weight. Construction mimics the exact sail prototypes that were tested by our racers.

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BOOM HEIGHT REFERENCE

Boom height gauge for ease of reference.

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CAM AREA REINFORCEMENT

CAM AREA REINFORCEMENT

Area around all of the cams have extra reinforcement for mast sleeve protection.

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ACTION WINDOW PANEL

Crucial to big fleet starts, slalom racing and close contact. Keep a close eye on your competitors and your own positioning during racing.

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OPTIONAL CLEW POSITIONS

OPTIONAL CLEW POSITIONS

POSITION 1:

Use this position for the lighter wind days. This clew position gives you more power and upwind angle.

POSITION 2:

This setting allows the sail to open up and breathe more. It gives you more speed and more control.

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EASY FIX REMOVABLE OUTHAUL HOOK

EASY FIX REMOVABLE OUTHAUL HOOK

The HGO carries the removable outhaul hook in the top position. This can easily be moved to the lower clew using the SEVERNE HEX-4 batten tensioner.

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THERMOFORMED TACK FAIRING

THERMOFORMED TACK FAIRING

Protects your board from impact and neatly covers the foot detailing. It incorporates the rope stash pocket for easy storage of your downhaul rope.

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MOLDED SOFT EDGE

MOLDED SOFT EDGE

With recessed grooving, covering any vulnerable stitching the moulded soft edge encloses the hard edge long the foot of the sail and protects the stitching from wear along the board non-skid.

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3&4 ROLLER TACK PULLEY

3&4 ROLLER TACK PULLEY

Roller tack pulleys are matched to the sails downhaul requirements and aligned for friction free downhauling and threading ease. Rig your sails with the Severne Hardware Division extensions for function and simplicity.

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SEAMLESS FOOT CONSTRUCTION

A single panel in the foot area with hidden load patches and zero exposed stitching eliminates seam abrasion and seam creep in this high load area. Maximum durability and minimum weight.

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SEAM PROTECTION PANELS

SEAM PROTECTION PANELS

Panels reinforced with kevlar strips protect the foot area seems from abrasion from the board when the sail is in the water or when launching.

Rig it right

Rig it right

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