Custom Foil Raceboard – Beluga Nose. What are the advantages?

Our aim is to develop a Foil Raceboard which performs better in the light wind days.
The result of our calculations and thoughts is a high-volume nose foilboard.

 

From the beginning of our research and development we were sure that a racefoilboard designed for light wind needs more board volume. To increase the volume of a board you may enlarge the width or the thickness. Widening the board is a disadvantage for the upwind leg because the edge touches the water earlier. Therefore, we decided to make it thicker but only in the nose area. Getting inspired by the shapes of the beluga whale due to its similar body we named the new shape of the front the “Beluga Nose”. Never have we thought of improving the aerodynamic characteristic by developping this sleek nose. However, this shape decreases the drag caused by the air especially in high speed which is an additional advantage.

This new board shape will have the following benefits:

  • The water start in light wind will be easier and more efficient because the nose does not catch anymore in the water and create drag.
  • You can ride a narrower board without having less board volume. This will make your board more competitive in the upwind course.
     
  • Having a touch down, after a tack for instance, your nose will not get stuck in the water anymore.

We designed this board together with Riftboards. It is handshaped in Switzerland.
By using high end composite materials, we make sure that our products are very durable and light weight.
You can find more information about our custom foil raceboards here.

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