Happy New Year -
Its been a great summer in most States, plenty of breeze and good weather.
Lots of Windsurfers making the most of it.
A quick update -
2019 Windsurfer Class National Championships
Entries now at 90!!!
There has been a fantastic response and it is expected that perhaps 95 will end up racing at Toronto.
This will make it one of the biggest sailing regattas in the country and certainly the largest Windsurfer Class event in decades.
You can keep up with the action via the Windsurfer Class Facebook page
Charter Boards - 1 left
1 of the 20 charter complete boards that were used for 4 days at the Siam Cup is available.
These will be taken to the regatta site on January 23rd and taken back after the event, the charter fee is $100.
Email Greg at email@example.com to arrange the charter.
Windgenuity will be bringing just about every type of part to the Nationals, attached is a price list.
If you want to pick it up there email them and you can prepay by EFT, otherwise Greg will only accept cash on site.
He will also have buoyancy vests and a few harnesses and harness lines for those that forget them plus board bags.
They will be selling sail number digits for $2.50 per digit.
LT update #14 from Greg John's
We are quickly approaching the sale of 300 boards in Australia since June and more and more people are coming back to the sport and the class.
We have about 14 boards left in he next shipment should be in our warehouse by January 21st.
Masts will be in on the 22nd, sails are late, they will be in about a week later.
Centreboard Gaskets - Flaps Splitting and Tight
Now that the boards are getting used a lot as it gets warm and people are preparing for the Nationals we are seeing some problems with the C/B flaps.
We started investigating it at the Siam Cup with the Cobra production manager Bruce Wylie.
If the flaps butt up against each other with no overlap there seems to be no problem especially if a bit of lubricant is applied to the flaps..
On some boards there is 1 to 3mm overlap and so the flaps grip the C/B and make it tight to operate and / or split the flaps.
The flaps and tracks that hold the flaps area stock industry items used on many boards, the problem is with the drilling of the holes into the inserts that secure the flap tracks.
If these are drilled 1-2 mm out then flap overlap can occur, Cobra is focusing on getting this right so we should see almost none of this problem in the future.
With any existing boards with this problem - we will be undertaking the following:
We have trimmed 2mm off replacement flaps , on my own board I trimmed just 1 flap and it solved the problem.
If you split a flap and you have overlap we will send you one of these flaps and the sticky back half circle, a video shows you how to replace it . If both have split we will send you one of each width.
A series of short videos has been made to show you how to trim and also fully remove and replace the gaskets.
Go here to see the videos
If you are in Sydney , if you have this problem , call us and come to the warehouse and we will do it on the spot, it take a few minutes.
The class has also just allowed the C/B knob to be padded to make it softer to operate, I use a tennis ball over the knob, cut out a segment and squeeze and use electrical tape to secure it.
The WCAA Committee