We expanded our collection
We are happy to annouce that we have expanded our Windesign wind indicator collection with a blue colored version. Now available, the new EX1243BL Windesign PRO wind indicator blue and the EX2021BL Windesign MK2 PRO wind indicator blue. For every dinghy sailor its own type and color!
Wind indicator PRO
This wind indicator has a strong vane arm which is accurately balanced and performs amazing sensitive. The needle can be easily fitted into your Optimist top pins or spring clip. Ideal to be used as Optimist wind indicator. Now available in red and blue.
Wind indicator MK2 PRO
The MK2 PRO wind indicator has the same characteristics as the above PRO wind indicator; it’s strong, accurately balanced and performs amazing sensitive. The MK2 version has an easy to use locking system to fit around your dinghy mast. Now available in red and blue.
We improved our trolleys!
From now we provide all our trolleys with the EX10797 – Stainless steel 25 mm axles. These are much more durable than the aluminium axles which we have used before. These axles have extremely good wear resistance characteristics against sand and salt.
EX10798 – Stainless steel locking pins
The new axles come with new stainless steel locking pins. A much more durable one-piece constructed 8 mm pin. Please note that the old alumimium / stainless steel pins and axles have a pin and hole diameter of 5 mm. You will need to drill the hole up to 8 mm in case you would like to replace the locking pin only.
EX10784 – Black solid rubber wheels
The solid rubber wheels now come in completely black color (before red) to provide better UV protection. These wheels have a diameter of 28 cm, are 10 cm wide, do not float and you will never have a flat tyre again. The EX1075 Optimist trolleys are supplied with these wheels and can also be used on all other Optiparts trolleys.
EX1076B – Trolley with belt and large Optiflex-lite wheels – NEW!
A new trolley in our collection! Same design as our regular aluminium trolley, now available with belt. Your Optimist slides easy from the belt when launching. Also available with black solid rubber wheels (EX1075B).
We designed a highly visible yellow sailing buoy that can be easily used as training mark, by coaches or sailing schools, or as regatta mark during races. This highly visible yellow training mark is designed to last long. The mark consists of 3 separate parts: a solid outer, an inflatable inner bladder and a ballast bag. The mark can be used anchored or as drifting mark. At the bottom you will find a big grab handle where you can easily fasten the mooring line.
The outer is made of thick 0.9 mm heavy duty fabric. On the top of the solid outer you will find an opening to insert the inflatable bladder. The opening has a velcro/buckle closure. On the side of the outer you will find two grab handles to make it easy to carry and to reposition the mark.
Inflatable inner bladder
The inflatable bladder is made of polyurethane coated nylon and has a twist lock tube valve for quick inflation and deflation.
The mark has an internal ballast compartment to contain the separate ballast bag. The ballast compartment can be accessed through a velcro closure. The ballast bag has an easy to use lock buckle and can be filled with chain or stones.
This training mark features a pocket for an optional strengthening batten (not included).
With these specifications we made a sailing buoy that can be easily used as training mark, by coaches or sailing schools, or as regatta mark during races.
Size inflated: 180 x 18 cm
– Highly visible
– Heavy duty 0.9 mm fabric
– Opening for inner bladder with velcro and buckle closure
– Inner bladder with twist lock tube valve
– Pocket for an optional strengthening batten (not included)
– Two grab handles on the side
– Ballast compartment with velcro closure for ballast bag
– Big grab handle for mooring line
Recently we have updated our Windesign tillers and extensions which are now branded with our new Windesign logo.
652850 – Carbon tiller for Laser®
The low profile of this carbon Laser tiller, in combination with the high stiffness and low weight creates an amazing light feeling when steering the boat. With anti-chafe plate. With its weight less than 300 grams the Windesign Laser tiller is the lightest of them all. This carbon tiller is supplied with a mounting plate which is suitable for all Windesign tiller extensions.
652112 – 20mm Carbon tiller extension
Ultra stiff, lightweight carbon tiller extension. Weighs only 160 grams. Supplied with rubber joint with rope core, releasable base with pin and tubing and 100cm long hi-tech X-grip. Tube diameter: 20mm. Length: 120cm. Also available in 190 cm as Contender tiller extension and 250 cm as 49er tiller extension and 49erFX tiller extension.
652312 – 16mm Deluxe aluminium tiller extension
Made of black anodized 16 mm aluminium tube. The aluminium tiller extensions are fitted with a releasable rubber joint / swivel and an eva foam grip. The releasable rubber joint / swivel has a rope core and is mounted with an aluminium pin only. The pin is kept in place by a piece of heat-shrinkable tubing for easy replacement. With the available lengths from 60 to 120 cm, the popular 16mm Deluxe tiller extensions from Windesign are suitable for almost all dinghies.
652900/30 – Deluxe/Standard aluminium tiller for Laser®
Windesign manufactures a 32 mm aluminium Laser® tiller. The tiller has at the outer end a precise molded anodized aluminium insert. The inner end is sealed with a plastic cap. The tiller comes in a Deluxe and a Standard version. The Deluxe version is 25 microns black anodized and has a stainless steel anti-chafe protecting plate for the traveller line. An aluminium clamcleat for the rudderblade line is mounted on the side of the tube. The Laser tiller is also available with an aluminium Deluxe tiller extension 652910. The Standard tiller is silver anodized and has no chafe plate and no cleat.