EQUIPMENT

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Board

HULL SHAPE - The Learn to Windsurf / Learn to Race dimensions were the "box" we started with & from that we designed the fastest shape possible, that is easy to use.

The Glide shape is a culmination of shapes we tested from many successful race board & slalom hull shapes over many years. We made many prototypes & tested them against the best similar concept boards we could find. The result is the Glide.
A common comment is "it looks just like a ......" or "it can't be as fast as a....." Until you know some one who has tested it or tested it your self & understood why & how it works you, wont be well qualified to make judgement.

 

We invite you to go for a sail & see for your self.
• Length 2990cm – suitable for sailing up wind on fin, controlled jumping & air line transport
• Width 85 cm – narrow enough for early railing but wide enough for early plaining & sailing up wind on fin .
• Thickness 18 cm – to be easy for sailing on the rail & lift the foot straps & feet out of the water & reducing drag. Also good for heavy sailors.

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     MAST TRACK   

Glide has developed an improved mast track system that solve many of the down sides of existing systems. Our alloy extrusion has a reduced opening to reduce the risk of toes getting inside & being injured. The extrusion is also thicker to increase longevity & reduce the risk of sharp edges.
 

FEATURES:

The system can be operated by the back pedal or the dagger board head
The mast track car features a twist and lock mast base system. An additional threaded insert allows the use of the std US box Base systems.
Permanent anodized index markings allows the user to easily see the mast base position while sailing.

     MAST TRACK   
DAGGER BOARD SYSTEM

The Learn To Race Dagger Board is a Flex Tip design with a length of 76cm. The foil thickness, flex and length make it very easy and reliable to operate and has optimal performance for the Youth Development Class with the 7.8 square meter rig.
This high performance dagger board creates an opportunity to tune the rake of the dagger board according to the power requirements.

FEATURES – Dagger Board System – High Performance Race
The Full Race Dagger Board is an extension of the Learn to Race Dagger Board but made in a lighter weight Carbon construction with 86cm length. The flex tip with a longer blade creates a powerful foil, which increases lift earlier for the heavier sailors & is designed for the Regatta 8.5 sail & above. The rake tuning function is also an option with this Dagger Board.

DAGGER BOARD SYSTEM
 DAGGER BOARD SYSTEM
Dagger Board Stomp Pad System

Some of the problems with race dagger boards are deployment or the potential for injury. Glide has completely solved this problem with a blade flush with the deck and its unique Stomp Pad system.
This wide platform allows easy deployment of the Dagger Board so the thickest part of the blade is past the Gasket lips without possible foot injury.
A  unique  cover protects the feet from entering the cavity and also spoils ropes  from getting caught.

Dagger Board Stomp Pad System
Dagger Board Lip System

Possibly the best ever Dagger Board lip system designed.The unit consists of two duel density extrusions of a rubberized tube & hard plastic housing.It is screwed to the precision housing without the need for glue, which guarantees the system will not fall off and is fast & easy and inexpensive to replace if ever required. The rubberized lips are a tube, which creates stiffness against water pressure creating a smooth planning surfaced, but due to the small volume & shape, ensure easy operation of the dagger board up & down.A slide on screw cover leaves a flush surface.  The unit is completed with screw on assembly caps front & back ensuring the system is flush with the bottom of the board.

Dagger Board Lip System
FIN SCREW SYSTEM

The Glide board is complete with an innovation to eliminate the headache of fin screw alignment. The twin brass tubes are assembled to the fin and inserted into the fin box. The tops of the tubes become easily visible for the shorter securing screws to be assembled close to the surface of the deck.

  FIN SCREW SYSTEM 
FINS

FEATURES – Fins - Learn to Race fin.
The Learn to Race fin is 55 cm long & intended for the 5.9 & 7.8 m2 rigs & can work well on 8.5 rig in high winds.
It is a high performance shape & is carbon & fiber glass.
Features – Fins – High performance Race fin.
The high performance race fin is full carbon intended for the 8.5 rig & has not yet been finalized. It is between 55 to 62 cm long.

    FINS   
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  • Plan Shape Maximising parallel rails
  • Wide deck at tail to give leverage against fin, which is good for up wind sailing on fin.

  • Cut outs at tail to reduce wetted surface & drag for higher top speeds & give better control & easier to gybe.

  • Tapered tail plan shape, to help gybing & up wind performance on dagger board or fin.

  • Minimal nose rocker for better rough water control and smoother transition to plaining with gradual change to a straight vee exit in the tail for better top end speed & control.

  • Sharp Box rails from front of mast track to tail.
    These help with pointing high & directional stability when sailing up wind on the fin or dagger board & reduces reliance on the fin for pointing high when sailing up wind.

  • Soft rails forwards reduce drag, help with control & wave piercing.

  • Straight Vee with reducing concaves.
    Vee for smooth ride when sailing flat and easier to sail on heel and generate lift from foils & concaves. Parallel vee to give a faster top end speed, better rough water control & prevents the nose from flying up.
    Concaves deeper forwards & flattening towards the back, generate lift, promote early plaining & improve top end speed.

  • Slight dome deck to add stiffness.

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