On Board

May 2021

MORFRAC & AWS give you wings

Advanced wing systems and Morfrac to bring wing sails technology to the broader sailing industry AWS and MORFRAC announced a partnership with the objective of transferring AC technology to any sized yacht, from daysailers to superyachts. Thanks to the 36th America’s Cup, many sailing enthusiasts around the world (re)discovered the soft wing, a combination of a twin skin mainsail and a D-shaped mast that allowed the spectacular AC75s to fly their 7.5 tonnes of technology above the New Zealand waters. Founded in 2012, Advanced Wing Systems pioneered the resurgence of this almost 100-year-old invention and patented the Semi Rigid Wing (SRW), a simple, robust and versatile system that made them official supplier to NYYC American Magic for the 36th America’s Cup. “AWS are the world leaders of soft wing sail design” said Nicolás Goldenberg, Head of Design at Morfrac. “We have been successfully working together on a number of opportunities and we decided that it was time to formalize our partnership and keep integrating the SRW and our products and solutions.” “Morfrac is helping us get the more out our SRW” said Greg Johnston, co-founder and CEO of AWS. “They support us with their engineering in the design of mast, rigging and wing control systems and provide us with blocks, furling systems, and a quantity of custom designed components.” “With this partnership, that follow our alliance with Quantum Sails, we intend to offer more comprehensive solutions, even better service to our clients and make our technology available at a very reasonable price point to yachts of any size.”
Advanced Wing Systems AWS is an early leader in the concept of soft-wing sails. The SRW is a light, user-friendly, affordable wing suited for virtually any boat. More info: +61 419942406 info@advancedwingsystems.com www.advancedwingsystems.com MORFRAC Morfrac Systems specializes on developing simple, light, reliable and performing sailing yacht hardware and turnkey engineering solutions. More info: +34 692461297 sales@morfrac.com www.morfrac.com

April 2021

powerfurl. official furling system for Farr X2

Farr Yacht Sales Australasia and Morfrac Systems are proud to announce their new partnership. Farr Yacht Sales Australasia and Morfrac Systems signed an agreement that makes of Morfrac the Official Supplier of Furling Systems for the performance 30-footer Farr X2®. The Farr X2® project was launched in 2020 and it immediately generated a lot of interest. Three boats have been sold since and the idea of a Class is taking shape. “With the interest building up and construction running, we started looking at furling systems. Morfrac powerfurl. made our choice very easy” said Bret Perry, Head of Farr Yacht Sales Australasia. “Our goal is to offer the most performing solutions available on the market to X2s owners, and Morfrac’s powerfurl. are truly impressive.” The Farr X2® sails inventory features up to 5 furling sails. Furling systems are a key element for a smooth experience and high performances, especially when you are short on crew. “We have a passion for shorthanded sailing, and we are aware of the importance of reliable furling systems when you are sailing solo or with a small crew”, said Nicolás Goldenberg, Head of Design at Morfrac. “Our powerfurl. are designed to be trouble-free, easy to maintain and to ensure your sail goes away exactly when and how you need it.” The first X2® will hit the water in Sydney in July 2021. Stay tuned!
Farr X2® Farr X2 new shorthanded race boat from Farr Yacht Design. A result of our passion for sailing and the need for performance. We are now taking orders. Secure your new Farr X2®! More info: +61 484 373 304 sales@farrx2.com www.farrx2.com MORFRAC Morfrac Systems specializes in on developing simple, light, reliable and performing sailing yacht hardware. Our new powerfurl. range covers yachts from 20ft to superyachts. More info: +34 692461297 sales@morfrac.com www.morfrac.com

August 2019

Pep Costa MT 2019

Spanish skipper Pep Costa will take the start line at the 2019 Mini Transat. With just 20 years old he is the youngest Spanish skipper to ever compete in the Mini Transat and he will be the youngest in this year’s prototype class. He will be covering over 4000 miles solo in his 6.5m carbon proto N 431! The race starts at La Rochelle (FRA) with a stop over at Las Palmas (ESP) and across the Atlantic to Martinique (FRA). It will be an epic race and it is considered one of the summits of single-handed sailing; where everything starts: skipper, boat, no external assistance, no online weather routing or sat communications. Follow and support Pep in this great challenge! You can support Pep by direct donations: https://makeachamp.com/es/pepcosta or you can benefit of a 15% discount and further donation to his campaign by purchasing at our webshop with this code: PepMT2019 .

December 2018

MINI 650

MORFBLOCK is set to close the Altantic once more. After the success on board the Class 40 class on the Rute du Rhumb, MORFBLOCK new challenge is on board one of the latest Mini 650, n 958. Launched in 2018, 958 is Verdier design, its skipper Jonathan CHODKIEWIEZ is ready for another go at the MT in 2019!   Photos courtesy of Robin Christol  @robinchristolphotography @robinchristol 

March 2018