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ACONE

Given to be the fastest sail for 2016 by windsurfing magazines, with no negative comments, from there we developed even further this 2017 AC-One racing monster!  The name AC-One derives simply from the initials and sail number of Andrea Cucchi put together. Point-7 founder, head of development, team manager and the man who last year decided to create a group of young professionals and have them to train together under the name BLACK TEAM. Not only testing the sail for straight-line speeds, but also checking how the sail would perform in the starts and jibing around the marks with seven other riders closely in pursuit, just as in real competition conditions for which a racing sail is developed. This level of development and practise of testing took the Point-7 gear to a new level of perfection. The dedication put behind the team and the advance made on the rig ensured podium results at any level: long distances such as the Defi Wind, PWA slalom podium results, overall PWA podium results as well as many national and international results, with many young riders being able to make stand out results.

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In 2016, our AC-One has shown to be one of the fastest high wind sails at the PWA Fuerteventura in the smaller sizes. The 9.2 size won most of the light wind races in the PWA, and the 8.6 dominated the PWA in Sylt with 4 wins out of 4.
9 podium result in 5 events throughout the year, and 4 event wins out of 6 events. The only sail to get the overall podium position in the men and women division.
  • Men PWA World Champion
  • Women PWA Vice World Champion
  • 1st Men PWA Jinha, Korea
  • 1st Women PWA Jinha, Korea
  • 3rd Men PWA Costa Brava, Spain
  • 1st Men PWA Hvide Sande, Denmark
  • 3rd Women PWA Hvide Sande, Denmark
  • 1st Men PWA Sylt, Germany
  • 2nd Men PWA Sylt, Germany
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Over the last year boards have widened to increase their tail size and volume, thus allowing a wider range of performance in lighter winds, the chance to use bigger sail and fin sizes, without losing the feeling of control and speed in strong winds. This board development gave the opportunity for the sails to develop towards that direction as well. This was done by implementing more power to service the new needs, by centring new outlines, new luff sizing, new boom lengths and cross batten profiles.
This new development has brought the chance to take out from our range the 9.7, as the power given by the new 9.2 is now satisfying even the heaviest sailors. Using only a 490 mast the 9.2 becomes friendly also to the lightest windsurfers who love racing. The other great advantage is that there is no more need to have a 520 in the quiver.

Speed
100%
Power
100%
Acceleration
100%
Manoeuvrability
40%
User Friendly
30%

Leaving no doubts to the development team, Point-7 is proud confirm the 8.6 for another year.  The sail that allows event he medium weight sailors not to have a sail bigger than 9.0 to be competitive in the lightest winds. Ready to envy for its speed for another year.

Developing the fast smaller sizes of the range has been the result of dedicated work from many prototypes. The aim was to target the correct balance to improve the power of the sail, and into increase the stability in light wind, without losing the trade mark of their hyper speed.

Changing sails which have set important results in events such as Defi wind, PWA wins, and taken as reference from many sail brands, had a certain responsibility; well it’s all done. From September you will be amazed to feel the new power of the smaller sizes. Increased performance in light winds and stability in the strongest gusts from the new 7.9 and 7.2 due to the new outline in the boom area. A totally new power for the 6.2 and 5.6, where the profile of the sail has been moved to balance the power more on the lower part and front of the sail. This offers extra comfort and ease of use even in the tough conditions encountered this year in the PWA of Fuerteventura. The new comfort and easy jibing of the sails, cannot be compared to the previous models. Exactly, be ready to have the new AC-One 2017 delivered in September!

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‘I’m impressed on how development works in Point-7. It was the first year I worked on development with the Black Team. There is no waste of time, no restrictions. It’s all done in a very practical way, that once the next change is thought, in no time we have the sails with the changes, and the next days we are testing. With the fact that Andrea is on the water with us, and he can do the changes, we have no limitations or waiting periods. We don’t need to organize testing days or weeks, Andrea is following us around the PWA, he is training with us in Tenerife in the winter, so we never stop working on the sails.  The needs in racing keep changing; the gear needs to be updated to follow these needs. When I joined Point-7, I was impressed by the power and speed of the sails. This year, we have given to each size a big improvement with new innovating ideas, that can be seen just from the specs. I’m totally excited by each change, the master piece in racing is an evolving art that with Point-7 is possible.
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Matteo Iachino, ITA 140

Size Luff Mast Mast Diameter Mast Advice % Ext Ext Type Boom Boom Type Cams Battens
5,0 402 370 sdm 100, 80 34 sdm 48 168 Alu/ Carbon 170 4 8
5,6 420 400 sdm 100, 80 22 sdm 32 183 Alu/ Carbon 170 4 8
6,2 438 400 (430) sdm 100, 80 40 sdm 48 (32) 191 Alu/ Carbon 170 4 8
7,1 459 430 sdm 100, 80 32 sdm 48 194 Alu/ Carbon 170,190 4 8
7,8 498 460 sdm 100, 80 40 sdm 48 214 Alu/ Carbon 190 4 8
8,5 498 460 sdm 100, 80 40 sdm 48 229 Carbon 190/210 4 8
8,6 519 490 sdm 100, 80 32 sdm 48 229 Carbon 190/210 4 8
9,2 519 490 (520) sdm 100, 80 32 sdm 48 (32) 243 Carbon 210 4 8

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