The Raceboard class is a classic in windsurfing competition.
Raceboard regattas typically have tight starts, exciting mark roundings, tactics based on continuous wind changes, and - as always - speed is rewarded. Raceboards are also ideal to learn windsurfing and to develop long-distance techniques and recreational windsurfing skills. Launching can be from the beach or from a marina. Elevated board buoyancy and light rigs make raceboarding extremely versatile. Lakes, open sea, rivers — all locations are valid for the Raceboard class.
The team that created Loftsails Raceboardblades is compact and diverse! - Joao Rodrigues, the only sailor who has gone to all the Olympic games celebrated in the History of Windsurfing and current World and European Masters Champion. - Curro Manchón, Spanish coach of the Olympic medalist in London 2012, and on raceboard podiums in more than 10 World and European championships. - Current Lightweight World runner-up Patrick Pollak with his technical eminence in the world of windsurfing, with many Olympic games and international podiums backing him up. - Finally, Monty Spindler, Master and Commander of the project, designer, and competitor in Raceboard.
- Blade mast pocket construction features mast panel and mast pocket sides (3 layers) tensioned directly (all 3 layers under tack pulley webbings) – therefore downhaul tension is equalized between the mast panel and the mast pocket resulting in the Raceboard Blade’s firm, clean, easy-rotating leading edge
- 4 mil Dimension Polyant monofilm body panels – proven superior performance
- Tubed battens with varying carbon content
- Metallic cam interfaces – MCIs eliminate contact point degradation
- Exposed tack (no mast pad) and boomhole, facilitating adjustable downhaul assemblies
- Xply batten pockets that alternate sail sides. Using similar material for the batten pocket as the body material minimizes the asymmetric character of applied batten pockets. Pockets made with laminates allow the batten to be centered. These features combine to maintain rotation symmetry. In contrast, same-side dacron pockets promote asymmetrical rotation
- Trim diamond - leech-release reference: dial into your sailing conditions
- Durable IYU250 4-part mast pocket – the perfect material between your mast and the elements
- New tack strap with eyelet - strap tension independent from downhaul tension
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