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Created By White Room Creations
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|Width||2.9m||Designer||Julian Bethwaite/ Mackay Boats|
|Hull||Epoxy GRP & foam sandwich laminate with carbon fibre in high load areas|
|Mast||All carbon - clear coated and made by Southern Spars|
|Sails||Fully battened mainsail (wide head) and jib with assymetric spinnaker made by North Sails|
The 49er FX is the new Olympic skiff for women which will make its debut at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. It shares the same platform as the 49er but with different mast and sails. The new FX sailplan has been carefully designed by North Sails using ideas from America's Cup and 18ft skiff designs. These efficient upwind sails and new spinnaker design allow the FX to compete with the larger 49er in most conditions.
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