Selden Fireball Alto Mast D14-C071-0523

Selden Fireball Alto Mast D14-C071-0523
Selden Fireball Alto Mast D14-C071-0523
Product Code: SM-D14-C071-0523
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Selden Fireball Mast Alto Cumulus

The 2008 Pre-Worlds saw a new Seldén product being used for the first time in International competition. The ALTO mast has been used by David Wade and Ben McGrane throughout the beginning of this season during the early stages of the new sections development. The ALTO offers another option to sailors filling the gap between the Cumulus and Epsilon products. Being 4-5% stiffer than the Cumulus, the new section has already recorded notable results at UK handicap events in Fireball and 505 classes.

At the Pre-worlds Wade & McGrane finished 2nd sailing with a Seldén ALTO mast. Wade commented after the event, "we have been impressed by this new section and how well it is already performing. With only 4 days sailing in the UK prior to this event we have not had a lot of time to tune and develop the rig, we will be working hard during the next few months to maximise the product, potentially in time for the European Championship."

The mast is supplied with a tenon heel plug with slots for halyard exits, ball bearing turning block for main halyard, spreaders with adjustable angle and length and ball  bearing sheaves for spinnaker halyard and pole lift. The cumulus also comes with a 2:1 jib halyard and a protector sleeve at the spreaders. All masts are supplied with draw lines for all halyards for rapid fitting of our rigging pack.


Alto Section
Dinghy Section

Sectional Weight 1.07 kg/m
Dimension - fore/ aft 70.5 mm
Dimension - athw 59.5 mm
Stiffness - fore/aft 21.49 cm4
Stiffness - athw 14.96 cm4


Cumulus Mast Section

The majority of Fireball Championships have been dominated by sailors using Selden’s Cumulus section.
A huge amount of work was carried out on the taper size and shape of the Cumulus to be best suited to the Fireball. With the section offering the optimum bend characteristics. The custom taper gives the mast a better resonance (the rate at which the tube returns to its original shape after bending.)
The mast can be controlled easily to suit a wide range of crew weights using spreader angle and strut position.

 

The World Championships was won by Matt Mee & Richard Wagstaff who sailed an impressive series building on their 3rd in the pre-worlds to win with a race to spare, David Wade & Ben McGrane sailed to 2nd. Both teams sailed the event with identical equipment, Seldén Cumulus masts, 2633 booms and 42mm tapered spinnaker poles. Matt Mee commented "We chose Selden because you get the complete package. The spars have been developed by a knowledgable team of engineers, which has resulted in a spar which performs consitantly well across the full range of conditions. The fittings and spreader adjustment system are reliable, and the technical support from the staff at Selden is excellent." Dave Wade agrees with Matt "Selden spars are a consistant, reliable product that I know I can win with."
Within the top 10 there were a further four teams using Seldén Cumulus masts showing the strength this well proven section has within the Fireball.

The mast is supplied with a tenon heel plug with slots for halyard exits, ball bearing turning block for main halyard, spreaders with adjustable angle and length and ball  bearing sheaves for spinnaker halyard and pole lift. The cumulus also comes with a 2:1 jib halyard and a protector sleeve at the spreaders. All masts are supplied with draw lines for all halyards for rapid fitting of our rigging pack.

Cumulus Mast Section
Dinghy Section

Sectional Weight 0.95 kg/m
Dimension - fore/ aft 69 mm
Dimension - athw 58 mm
Stiffness - fore/aft 19.5 cm4
Stiffness - athw 14 cm4
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