Wednesday, 22 September 2010
I tried the small rudder last night at Hayling Island. This one is the very first one out of the mould and I immediately liked it! It felt very slippery and in the gorgeous little ten knot breeze we had in a sparkly Chichester harbour the boat felt great! Specifically with high ride height the leeward tip did not come out, as it tends to with the standard rudder and three foiling tacks in a row seemed to indicate that there is no lift penalty.
You can see the difference in size in the picture but you can't see that the section is proportionally thinner too.
The little rudder is available now as an aftermarket option.