Raceboard competition most closely reflects classic sail racing: upwind starts, mark roundings, tactics based on wind shifts, and - as always - a premium on speed. Loftsails roots run deep in the raceboard class, and our raceboard team could not be stronger.
Joao Rodriguez, Curro Manchon and Patrik Pollak are clear about what is needed to win. Numerous national, European and World championship podiums have been occupied by these three raceboard legends. The Loftsails Raceboard development team continues to deliver the results.
Raceboardblade 9.5 is a dedicated medium to strong wind raceboard design.
With the 7-battens, 4-cams frame and a moderate mast pocket width, the sail is very stable and fast. Raceboardblade 9.5 reaches its full potential on the raceboard course when the wind increases above 10-11 knots.
In common with the LW design, the 9.5 is extremely trim sensitive. This sensitivity to downhaul and outhaul adjustment results in a ballistic wind range.