Code Zero

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Postby Guest » Wed Jan 09, 2002 2:51 am

Has anyone had any experience using a Code Zero on the J/80 for PHRF racing (especially in light air)? I'm curious about how the close reaching performance would compare to using a 155% genoa. Any thoughts on the subject would be much appreciated.

Chip Vollers
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Postby Guest » Sun Jan 13, 2002 1:28 am


We have built a few Code 0's with excellent results. You can sail up to 45 degrees apparent.

Jay Lutz

Postby Guest » Thu Apr 11, 2002 3:14 am

What is a 'Code Zero' ? Sounds kinda cloak and daggerish )

Postby Guest » Thu Apr 11, 2002 10:26 am

I believe the term comes from America's Cup racing. They number their spinnakers by codes (0, 1, 2). The code 0 is a chute that is used for wind angles of 45-90 deg. It's not legal in one design but kicks ass on phrf long distance, light air, and point to point races. It also comes in handy for short handed racing/cruising as you can put it up and furl it.

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