Manoeuvring a SoftWing sail is as simple as manoeuvring a traditional sail. A halyard and a vang are enough: hoisting and hauling down a SoftWing presents no difficulty. Similarly, reefing is perfectly possible: the SoftWing system is being installed on the T29 trimaran – which will start sailing in October 2014.
Moreover, the potential automation of hoisting, and hauling down of SoftWing, together with the fact that the system does not require any rigging frame (bracing, etc. ) leads to new perspectives in the context of maritime transport. For more information : http://www.soft-wing.ch/category/applications-softwing/transport-maritime/