We have been observing the top Opti sailors for some time and noticed a new sailing style where they keep the boom closer to the centerline of the boat than they used to. This way of sailing lowers the boom more and closes the leech. To counteract this we have redesigned our sails and created the 2.0 line. We have done our best to maintain the depth known from the previous models, we were working on the maximum depth only which was generally migrating towards the luff. At the same time the leech part of the sail has entertained a major lifting. We were aiming at preventing the leech from closing in this new sailing style. Since last autumn we have tested thoroughly 3 versions of J Green, 3 versions of J Blue (and some of them with 5 further variations) and 4 versions of J Red. The sails were tested by the SWE, NOR, GRE, GER, POL and ITA sailors.
All the 2.0 models will come with no oblique seam underneath the lower batten and with some corners altered. Also they will be marked with colour diamonds instead of dots that mark the Classic line. At the same time our Classic line remains on offer so the new 2.0 line is parallel to it. The Classic line will remain untouched. The two lines will give the sailors a wider choice so that they can pick their preferred sail based on their sailing technique.