Thursday, April 21, 2016
Monday, April 4, 2016
I wore a GoPro during the first session and uploaded to YouTube. The session had about 10 mph wind at the start, then light 5 mph wind, then moderate 15+ mph wind near the end. I sailed the 3rd generation Severne Raceboard 9.5 on the Starboard Phantom 377, and Alex sailed a 9.5 Overdrive on his Phantom 380.
Some stills from the video:
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Friday, April 1, 2016
Today I finally had some time to rig the new 2016 Severne Sails. Raceboard 9.5, Reflex R7 7.0 & 6.2, and Gator 5.7. The weather didn't cooperate enough to go sailing, but hopefully it will this weekend. The sails are ready.
The 2016 Severne Raceboard is the 3rd generation of the Raceboard 9.5 sail. It got a bit longer for both the mast and the boom, so it's more triangular or less curve/roach. This results in a noticeably tighter perimeter for gen3, especially the top of the leech.
The luff setting is now about 556 cm vs around 540 cm for gen2. These pictures are with the sail rigged on a 550 enigma mast. I want to try this first and then compare with rigging on a 530 enigma mast. Also, I need to use the sail a bit to wear it in before I can get the battens all the way dialed in. There are some wrinkles for now but those will get worked out.
2016 Severne Raceboard 9.5, gen3