Cruising Code Zero Point Five – Cruising Spinnakers
The Code Zero Point Five is a cross between a genoa and an asymmetrical spinnaker that is used for sailing close to the wind in light air. The original Code Zero was a sail that circumvented the rating rule by making a large genoa for close reaching on boats that were measured with non-overlapping jibs. The Code Zero Point Five is designed for boats with overlapping instead of non-overlapping genoas.
Optimized for boats with overlapping genoas
- Apparent wind angle: 65°-125°.
- Apparent wind speed: 1-14 knots.
- Approximately 70-75% of the sail area of a full-size spinnaker.
- Mid girth measurement 75-85% of foot length.
- A reaching sail that compliments a cruising spinnaker.
- Deeper shape than a true Code Zero since the overlapping genoa can be used for the closest reaching angles.
- Can be used with either a “top down” furler and detached torsion line or spinnaker dousing sock.
- Material is easier Code 0 laminate or 1.5 oz. nylon.