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by Phil Anniss 7 Jul 2016 13:08 BST 7 July 2016 is a comprehensive online purchasing platform for performance sailing hardware and rigging systems; orders are processed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and we deliver to customers located anywhere in the world.

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Tuff Luff and Harken Headfoils

A twin-groove headfoil is a must-have system for any club or grand prix race boat. Seamless inside / outside genoa hoists allow you to keep trucking upwind as the wind changes. has brought together the two undisputed market leaders in this field: Tuff Luff and Harken headfoils, to allow you to select the right product for your needs. A quick review of the available data on the site clearly demonstrates that the benchmark is the original Tuff Luff system which still provides a good value, high quality and reliable product. Harken Carbo Racing Foils then entered the market offering a significant weight saving.

In response, however, Tuff Luff Aero has been recently launched with an updated, more efficient design and better materials to apparently regain the top slot in terms of weight advantage. Click here to choose the headfoil system that will best suit your needs.

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