Wind indicators

The windvane is one of the essential navigation instruments for sailing. It is essential to know the apparent wind and to be able to have the first indications for the setting of the sails. Of course, other indicators, such as pennons, will be necessary to optimize these adjustments but the windvane is the first indicator. Hawk windvanes are quick and easy to fit and can be mounted either laterally or horizontally on dinghies. For houseboats, there are two models of Hawk windvane hawk wind vanes light, precise and equipped with windex.

Optimize sail trim with the penons

On a headsail, genoa, jib or staysail, the wind indicator are usually positioned near the leading edge on the lower and upper surface of the sail. The penons indicate the laminar windflow at different heights of the sail and allow fine tuning to optimize the performance of the sail and the boat. If the penon is aligned horizontally along its attachment point on the sail, this indicates that the wind flow on the sail is laminar. For the mainsail, the penons are more likely to be arranged along the leech on the trailing edge of the sail. If each penon floats horizontally in the extension of the mainsail at different heights, then our mainsail is well tuned. If not, it is necessary to correct the tension or the twist or both.

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>Hawk's MK2 wind vane for lasers</h2> <div class="fiche-txt">This windvane has a remarkable stability. Used very frequently for Laser and Topper boats, it has been designed to be attached to the front of the mast at mid height for quick and easy reading of the apparent wind angle. The advantage of this windvane is that it is easy to install on all types of masts, with a very fast bungee cord attachment. The aluminium shaft allows the desired angle to be adjusted.</div> <h2>Detailed characteristics of the MK2 wind vane</h2> </div>
  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>Pairs of adhesive penons to perfect the adjustment of your sails</h2> <div class="fiche-txt">To be glued directly to the sail, these pairs of port and starboard luff tape ensure perfect visibility for optimum sail trim. The pack is composed of 3 pairs of port and starboard lugs</div> <div class="fiche-txt"></div> <h2>Features of the Ronstan RF4025 Penon Pair</h2> </div>

    Sail indicators

    • €11.67
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>Hawk's Race Windvane</h2> <p>This windvane, designed primarily for dinghies, can be mounted halfway up the front of the mast for a quick and accurate reading of the apparent wind without having to look up the mast. Its stability is remarkable and it is very precise because it is mounted on bearings. It can be assembled and disassembled very quickly thanks to its quick release system. The aluminium rod can be bent to adjust the desired angle, it can also be easily straightened in case of unintentional impact.</p> <h2>Detailed characteristics of HAWK Race wind vane</h2> </div>
  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>The 38 cm windvane by Hawk for cruising and racing boats up to 20m</h2> <div class="fiche-txt">This Hawk windvane is designed for cruising and racing boats up to 20 metres. Its profile has been developed in a wind tunnel. It is very stable with its adjustable counterweight. It is easy to install on all types of masts.</div> <h2>Features of the Great Hawk 15' (38cm) wind vane by Hawk</h2> </div>
  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>Hawk MK1 windvane for Optimist</h2> <div class="fiche-txt">This windvane has a remarkable stability ideal for use in optimist. The advantage with this windvane is that it is easy to install on all types of masts.</div> <h2>Detailed features of the MK1 wind vane</h2> </div>

    Optimist Hawk MK1 windvane

    • €13.75
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