Sailing with the Dragonfly 28 Sport
Even the “TOURING” version is often faster than the wind, but our 2,100 kg light “SPORT” version takes this term literally. The added value can be found above the deck:
The higher, diamond-set mast made of carbon fibre has 9m² more sail area in the wind. In addition, the extended bowsprit allows a 7m² larger roll-up Code Zero and a 23m² larger gennaker, which can be easily hoisted and recovered from the trampoline with the recovery hose.
The fully battened 43m² membrane composite mainsail, reinforced with Carbon/Technora fibres, is hoisted with a 1:2 Dyneema halyard. The two Dyneema single line reefs are led into the cockpit. The 1:32 main sheet block and 1:4 bull’s-tails allow trimming without a winch. Ball bearing mast slides, lazy jack and easy bag allow fast and sweat-free reefing.
The 21m² roller reefing genoa is also made of fibre reinforced carbon/Technora composite. Adjustable reefing points and barberholers allow for optimal trim.
In July 2010 the magazine “Yachting Monthly” put the pleasures of sailing this boat in the nutshell:
It’s impossible to travel at such exhilarating speed without grinning.”