FACNOR Furling Systems
Facnor is a worldwide leader in designeing and manufacturing furling systems. The company supplies many ship yards as well as ocean sailors who participate in well known races like the Vendee Globe, The Race and the Volvo Race, all sailing genuine "Formula 1" boats.
Facnor FX & FXT Furlers
Continuous line Code Zero & Gennaker Furler (FX & FXT) are made of two main components, one flat continuous line drum and one swivel. This model eliminates the override of the furling line (no overlapping round the drum). The low profile design of the drum allows a maximum luff and the large diameter gives more furling power. It is half weight of a standard Gennaker furler. The new opening guide makes the Fx furler easier to use. Facnor offers a wide range of gennaker furlers suitable from 6.50 up to the mega-yachts. Facnor, as originator of Gennaker continuous line furlers, has the longest experience in this type of products. These have been tested during ocean races in rough weather conditions, for instance onboard of 100 Groupama III.
Facnor Asym-FX Furler
The Facnor Asym-FX allows to furl in the asymmetric Spinnakers from the cockpit by pulling the bottom furling line. The Facnor anti-twist rope rotates up to the top end. The central line connecting the sail luff and the torque rope by the middle starts furling in. Unlike the Gennaker (Code Zero), the torque rope is not captive from the luff tape. The drum continuous furling line prevents from overriding and can be left fitted on deck or easily removed. Therefore, the furled sail is quickly ready to be used. This Facnor Asym-FX system is very user friendly with its maintenance free bearings and easy to attach furling lines. The drum on this furling unit has no risk for the line to override. Once the sail is furled, there is no tension that is put on the rig.
Facnor Spinnaker Top Down Furlers
The Spinnaker Top Down Furler allows the furling of a Spinnakers from the cockpit by pulling the bottom furling line. The anti-twist rope rotates up to the top end which begins the furl from the top-down. Unlike the Gennaker (Code Zero), the torque rope is not captive from the luff tape. The drum continuous furling line prevents from overriding and can be left fitted on deck or easily removed. Therefore, the furled sail is quickly ready to be used.
Facnor STG Wire Furlers
Facnor adapted the racing structural furler developed for ocean Open 60' to 24 to 33 ft sailing boats. These furlers are in/out systems for Solent or small Genoa. The STG 3T & 4T Wire Furlers give the possibility of hoisting quickly a sail fitted with hanks as on any conventional forestay. This system is especially suitable for racing yachts.
Facnor RC Racing Furlers
The RC Furling Range is fitted with a low profile drum giving a maximum luff length. The continuous line wheel generates a constat torque and prevents line from overlapping. These specific performances and safety features combined with sturdiness, have lead to a wide reputation specifically for single-handed sailing. The RC low drum design meets the satisfaction of the most requiring sailors who like discreet and neat products.
Facnor FlatDeck Furlers
FlatDeck is a powerful furling system fitted with a webbig. This great Facnor innovation offers safe and easy headsail furling: no reefing line overridding and an important torque. Overall, with the FD low profile drum, you benefit from maximum luff reel as soon as you furl in the Genoa.
Facnor LS, LX, and RX Furlers
Like the Facnor carbon furling systems on board of Jean Luc Van Den Heede's 80 footer, the LS/ LX/ RX drum and swivel are fitted with a "bearing box" (see above). This was tested over ocean races under loads up to 20 to 30 times higher than a 30ft cruising boat. Even under high halyard tension furling remains easy. This innovative system is now available for every boat thanks to Facnor continuous development.
Facnor Mainsail Furlers
Sailing differently but safely: the Facnor mainsail furling system makes your sailing safe and comfortable. No more effort to reef the sail in choppy seas: by a simple handling, you will always have the right surface of sail adapted to the wind conditions. No more hard job of folding or flaking the sail: by a simple handling, your mainsail is quickly furled or unfurled. Your boat will always be ready to leave with sails already set up.