Edge reinforcement

This picture represents damaged leading edge of the plank. As you see the damage happened right under the hull section when the plank under load is closest to the ice surface.  Sometimes the weather forms frozen ice and snow. If you hit it sailing at full speed it can be pretty dangerous.  Airfoil planks are shaped to have  narrow or close to sharp leading and trailing edge.  When hit by a hard body they may suffer. But this is nothing new.

To minimize the risk I have implemented following modification to my 2022-2023 planks:

  • both edges have small approx. 3mm radius
  • both edges are extra reinforced with glass tape

This should help in case of low and medium impact situations however I strongly advice  to stay away from all kind of obstacles.

Sail safe.