LOFTSAILS 2016 RACEBOARDBLADE

 

PURE RACEBOARD COMPETITION

SIZES : 8.5  9.5  9.5LW

The Loftsails Raceboard Blade (9.5 & 8.5) has a long history in raceboard competitions, twice used to win the World Championships (Fernando Martinez, Alex Buchau).

Course-racing hulls, (longboards with centerboards) need specific designs that drive upwind in displacement mode, then blast downwind in full-planing style with the mastfoot moved to the rear of the mast track.

The Raceboard Blade full body curves push in low-end power and trim reactivity is streamlined for upper-end ease.

The 6-batten Loftsails Raceboard Blade enables accessible, competitive course racing.

New for 2016 is the Raceboard Blade 9.5 LW (Light Wind). The LW is completely new, developed for winning in light and medium-wind Raceboard competition.

The Raceboard Blade LW is a 5-batten design with monofilm construction and 3 Tekcam2s for the best-possible performance.

NOTE: All action images on this page feature Monty Spindler on the Raceboard Blade LW version.

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FEATURES & BENEFITS

• Internal Kevlar strip applications that define shape profile and maintain shape stability- vertical and horizontal (at cams) orientation.
• Alternate side batten pocket applications with x-ply pockets (centered battens).
• The exclusive Loftsails Teckam2 system- simple, functional, light, adjustable, durable. 4 SDM Teckam2s installed in each Blade FR.
• Metallic cam interfaces: rotation ease, and mast pocket tension at cams maintained.
• 4-mm. D/P monofilm body panels: proven superior performance.

• All Racing Blades are engineered with tubed battens with varying carbon content in specific locations. The top three battens are specialized 100% carbon tubes.
• New 7-mm. monofilm vertical internal panel (inside mast pocket) for profile stability.
• Blade mast-pocket construction: Equalized loading between the mast panel (interior) and the pocket (exterior). The result is tensioned, firm mast pockets, exceptional durability, rotation ease.
• 4-mm. D/P monofilm body panels: proven superior performance.

Designer’s Comment

  • RACEBOARD BLADE
    "The Loftsails RBB has taken the Raceboard World Championship! Raceboard specific design with pedigree - and new light-wind model for 2016"

    Monty Spindler
    Monty Spindler Sails Designer / Founder

Pro Tip

  • Raceboard Blade
    "Our aim from day one was to make a sail that can get you around the course fast in any conditions. The RBB has incredible wind range and is easy to control when trimmed flat, revealing the V8 beast if necessary for reaching and downwind. All you need is outhaul and downhaul trim system because, if you buy this sail, you have a weapon to win races in any conditions. No excuses - it's time to work on your technique and fitness and play the shifts!"

    Patrik Pollak
    Patrik Pollak Raceboard Expert, Coach & Olympian

Details

SPECIFICATIONS

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SIZE MAST BOOM Vario_Top WEIGHT Ext. Cambers Battens Reccomended_Mast
9.5 530 264 NO 5,84 10 TekCam2 6 520_TEAM_EDITION_(SDM_ONLY)
8.5 492 242 NO 5,36 2 TekCam2 6 490_TEAM_EDITION_(SDM_ONLY)
LW 9.5 552 254 NO 5,60 2 TekCam2 5 550_TEAM_EDITION_(SDM_ONLY)

FAQ

Will older versions of Loftsails masts be compatible with newer models of Loftsails sails - and vice versa?

Loftsails IMCS mast bend-curve specs have been consistently produced across the range since 2000. The current production technique and component materials have remained unchanged since 2007, so all Loftsails masts and sails produced since then are fully compatible.

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