Category Archives: Raceboard

So I have received my D2 Elite and given its innovative design I am writing a short review to give me thoughts. This is Part 1 of a review of the board that is based upon 3 races in light … Continue reading

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Raceboard Design 4 “The Exocet D2″ This is the fourth in a series of articles I’ve written about raceboard design for LBWS and focuses on the recently released Exocet D2. I’ve primarily written this article to respond to those individuals … Continue reading

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Modelling The “Skiffboard” This is the third of a series of articles I’ve written about raceboard design for LBWS, or more specifically, about bringing to life a conceptual ‘skiffboard’ design. Since writing the last article, I’ve developed a 3D model … Continue reading

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This board came about being built because last year a 1988 customer of mine, called Norman Moore, had a sail for sale which I called about not knowing it was Norman. He mentioned that because it was 21 years since … Continue reading

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Raceboard Design 2 The “Skiffboard” – Conceptual Design Last year I wrote an article on LBWS regarding Raceboard design. It outlined some design principles that I believe could improve Raceboard performance. Since writing that article, I’ve fleshed out a conceptual … Continue reading

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This pure raceboard is an evolution of the Exocet Warp X380, a proven concept and top contender in the Raceboard class. The “blueprints” inherited from the prominent Warp X380 was key when developing this exiting concept. All the positive characteristics … Continue reading

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A recent thread in the forum prompted me to think about the future of raceboard design and articulate my emerging opinion on this topic. Raceboard Designs The IMCO was originally designed for a minimum wind strength of 15 knots (ie … Continue reading

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Those of you that have read my other Journal entries on LBWS know that I am an avid raceboard sailor.  Over the years I have had many different boards some more successful than others.  In recent times I have owned … Continue reading

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Recently the LBWS team was alerted to an impressive project on building a raceboard.   Malcolm works as a researcher in aerodynamics and has a background in mechanical engineering.   As you could imagine he has an avid interest in the hydro … Continue reading

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This short “Part 2” article follows my previous review of the Starboard Phantom titled “Phantom Early Thoughts”.  Since writing this article, I have had further opportunities to use the board in light, moderate and big breezes and have grown more … Continue reading

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