To develop a board that offers exciting Formula Windsurfing planing performance, while still performing well in non-planing, light-wind conditions. The board must have a huge wind range, from 3 to 30 knots. It should be suitable for all potential conditions of Olympic and qualifying regattas: low wind finishes, entry into narrow harbour ports, races in disturbed water/air conditions. The board should start to plane as early as possible.
Convex shaping of the board's tail reduce the wetted area.
Single concave bottom shaping in the nose further emphasises the bite of the rail for tracking upwind.
|Item||Length||Max. Width||Weight||Volume||Construction||Fin Attachment|
|Board||286 cm||93 cm||15.5 kg||220 litres||Carbon Sandwich||Deep Tuttle|
|Dagger-board||77 cm||--||--||--||Pre-Preg Glass Sandwich||--|
I) Sub-Planing Conditions, Dagger-board Down (up to 8-10 knots)
In upwind conditions, with a little breeze with the dagger-board down, the rider can pump the board onto the rail for good tracking upwind. On the rail, the "Convex Tail" allows the board to be rolled with the gusts and swells. Side footstraps help to give the rider more stability and control.
In downwind conditions, with the daggerboard up for going downwind, the board provides good stability for pumping (if necessary).
In planing conditions, the board behaves largely like a Formula Windsurfing board, thus giving much faster performance and a more exciting ride.
In downwind conditions, with the adjustable mast track set to the back, the board sails both with good speed and a very steep angle.