In the end of 2016 WINNER created a new model, the 3D FLEX, the boat is developed with feedback from some of the best light weight sailors in the world.
We gathered feedback from light weight sailors through our WINNER TEAM and different championships.
The 3D FLEX hull is more flexible than the normal 3D STAR, this allows the light weight sailor to be fastest possible in all wind conditions.
The 3D FLEX hull is unique due:
· The hull is 3D shaped, as we know it from the 3D STAR
· Bottom with low friction technology.
· A 15% more flexible hull, achieved by using less torsion stiff fiberglass.
· Maststep from Optiparts.
· 4:1 mainsheet with Ronstan Orbit block system.
· The well known ergonomic WINNER toestraps (perfect grip)
· Singapore style daggerboard tape and plug system.
· Bigger Mast thwart bulkhead holes.
· Nylon mounting plates
All these things together make the perfect boat for the light weight sailor.
WINNER always endavors to build the best optimists in the world. We do this by always using the best materials and by having our focus on quality.
With the best materials and well educated builders we generate the best boats available. Its inevitably to avoid that always using the best materials, and the best craftmanship will make a more costly boat. But we are sure that you will save your money by buying one of our optimists, because the boat needs less maintenance and have a better durability which makes sure that the superior sailing performance is retained throughout the boats lifetime.
Quality costs, we buy fiberglass that’s up to 50% more expensive than other fiberglass. We also use the best gelcoat available in the world, this gelcoat is helping us to make a more hydrodynamic surface. The 3D FLEX is build with flexibility in mind, for instance the mast thwart bulkhead hole is made bigger, that’s one of the things that makes this hull softer than the 3D STAR. When buying a 3D FLEX you get a quality product, especially designed for the light weight sailor.
To ensure that all boats that leave the WINNER factory, has the well know quality, we have invested in the most high-tech and environment friendly optimist plant in the world.
All boats are build in Denmark by our highly qualified craftsmen, who are locally recruited, and who are the best in their field.
The area WINNER OPTIMIST is located in have a history in boat building, as Faaborg is an old harbor town.