The plank

100 clips compilation about essential moments in making DN runner plank shot over a busy week. Feels almost unreal.

Runner plank plays a key role in developing top speed of an ice boat.

Most deadly spec of all | E.9

Specification E.9 is the most “deadly” spec of all. A lot of sailors including top ones paid the highest price of disqualification for not knowing or not understanding this rule.

Watch, check, rework and enjoy safe sailing.

Mastering plank build up

Building runner planks started for me 10 years ago. This year I will complete plank no. 57. A lot of experience gained over last decade. Some fails and some designs that never saw the ice –  awaiting for longer winter allowing time to test. 

Runner plank vacuum bagging

Today afternoon I challenged myself with simultaneous vacuum bagging of 5 planks.  I use bagging for stiffening planks. In this year’s batch two planks are stiffened for junior sailors, one for myself and the other two for friends who gained a little during lock down 😉 My feeling is that with next lock down there may be more requests for vacuum bagging 😉