The board size, length and width (beam) may vary depending on the user’s weight. Find below a picture and a brief explanation of the main parts of the board:
NOSE: Front part of the board.
TAIL: Rear part of the board.
STARBOARD: Right side of the board when you are placed facing the nose.
PORT: Left side of the board when you are placed facing the nose.
DAGGERBOARD: Large flat retractable plate providing the board with sideways resistance, enabling stability and preventing it from drifting.
DAGGERBOARD PEDAL (DP): Upper part of the daggerboard used to control it when sailing.
FIN: Curved foil attached to underside and tail of board providing directional stability; without it, the board would steer constantly.
UNIVERSAL JOINT (UJ): Round piece used to attach the rig to the board. Considering the rig size, it will be placed nearer or further from the nose –smaller rigs will be closer to the tail and bigger ones will be closer to the nose– so when the boom is parallel to the water, the sail’s geometrical centre is over the daggerboard.
GREY AREA: Area where you will place your feet when righting the sail, during the first days of the course, and days with little wind.
BLUE AREA: Area where you will place your feet at more advanced levels and on days with high wind.
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