Adriatic Challenge Chooses North Sails to Outfit Bavaria 42 Match Fleet for Sailing Croatia!

Adriatic Challenge, a yacht charter in Croatia and a famous Mediterranean yacht charter company, is participating with its Bavaria 42 Match and Bavaria 47 Cruiser fleet in most of the sailing Croatia regatta events.

Online PR News – 19-October-2010 – – Adriatic Challenge, a notable Yacht charter Croatia offers, has just chosen North Sails to outfit its Bavaria 42 Match fleet. Adriatic Challenge is well-known among tourists and sailing aficionados for containing the largest fleet of 42 Match yachts on the Adriatic. Each of the 20 yachts will have an identical performance-boosting genoa to help with racing and cruising in the Adriatic Sea.

What This Means for Adriatic Challenge

Each genoa, or large jib sail, will be made of North Sails' proprietary material, a mylar/polyester laminate sailcloth known as NorLam XG. This material, also known as Enzo, contains a high UV resistance, superior shape holding, and is ultra-lightweight. Yacht racers will feel the difference when they book a yacht from Adriatic Challenge, because the boat will be much easier to move and much more responsive. Enzo sails, due to their durable, woven polyester cloth and UV resistance, are known to last through decades of catching the wind, if not forever. This is likely to be the last sail upgrade the Adriatic Challenge yacht charter will need for a long time.

Because the genoas have to perform in the variety of conditions that Sailing Croatia demands, these Norlam XG sails are made of composite materials, with a lighter front and a heavier aft. The UV protective layer is glued and stitched onto the sailcloth so as not to create any air resistance, and the material's low stretch rates will create a lot of thrust when tacking the genoa into the wind.

It won't be easy to remove the old genoas from each of the twenty boats and replace them with the new, more technologically-advanced Norlam XG ones. Each of the North Sails genoas will also have to be prepared prior to When the retrofitting is finished, Adriatic Challenge will further cement its place as one of the most amenities-driven sailing Croatia companies. Captain Stjepan Marinovac had this to say about the new purchase: "It will take some time to tune and make a tuning guide for this sail, but it will be exciting to see 20 bows with new genoas on starting line with North Sails logo."


North Sails is well-known among sailors for its tech-centered approach to creating sails. The best sailing technologies often lead to smooth, fast and versatile yacht rides. With the help of North Sails, Adriatic Challenge is angling to be the best yacht charter Croatia has to offer.

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