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tonymatta 17th August 2008 02:44 PM

raceboard sail
The new raceboard sail looks good for light wind. Can you tell me what the maximum wind would be for an intermediate sailor and the maximum for an expert sailor.

Compared to other race sails, it seems to have too little battening and a small luff pocket to have much top end stability.

tonymatta 21st August 2008 12:26 AM

Can someone on the "Ask Our Team" please answer this question?

Roger 21st August 2008 10:31 AM

Hi Tony,
Which "raceboard sail" are you referring to?
I see nothing in the 2008 or 2009 Severne Sails range called the
"Raceboard sail"?
Do you mean the FOD (Formula One Design) rig?
Where did you see the sail you are asking about?
Can you provide a link?

rod_r 22nd August 2008 05:46 AM


It's under the "boards" section, listed as "raceboard sail" and is included on the Phantom page.

Roger 22nd August 2008 08:39 AM

Hi Rod r,
I took a look and other than the bottom of the sail in the photo of (Remi I think) the railed up Phantom Race, I did not see any details on the rest of the sail.
Did you find a photo of the sail all rigged and sailing?

rod_r 22nd August 2008 10:31 AM

Hi Roger,
Near the bottom of the Phantom page, there is a 14 line paragraph about the sail, and right at the bottom, the specs are listed below the specs for the boards...

Roger 22nd August 2008 06:26 PM

Hi Rod,
OK, I finally found some photos of the raceboard sail.
Unfortunately I cannot answer Tony Matta's question as I've
never sailed one of these sails.
Perhaps Remi Vila can shed some light on this tipic.
Hope this helps,

Jean-Marc 23rd August 2008 04:59 AM

Dear all,

I guess Tony is refering to the StarBoard raceboard 9.5 m2 sail as shown here :

...with specs described here:

I'll let Remi answer your query.

Cheers !


tonymatta 24th August 2008 05:41 PM

Thank you to those who answered so far. I hope Remi can answer soon.

I would also like to know if the 4 cam arrangement is much stiffer in rotation than the normal two cam sails?

tonymatta 22nd December 2008 03:01 PM

I have just received my Starboard Raceboard sail. I have rigged it on my RSX 520 mast and I can't get it to rotate without pushing the lower batten around. I am afraid that I have already craked that batten after only a couple of uses.

It rotates nicely once it gets started so I don't feel that it is a mast diameter problem or friction on the cams. I think it is just the deep draft of the sail. The RSX mast has an IMCS of 32 which is as recomended on the sail. I had the maximum downhaul with the mast length set at the recomended 540cm and maximum outhall but still needed to push it around.

It is certainly light and comfortable to sail and keeps its stability as the wind increases. My only complaint so far is the rotation and would appreciate any comments or tuning suggestions.

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