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
When you bring your boat to a regatta, training, holiday or somewhere else, it’s important to be well prepared before leaving. If you have an Optimist, Laser or other dinghy and transport it on your roof or on a trailer; the tips and tricks below are usefull for all.
Padded roof rack cover
When you transport your boat on the roof of your car, it’s usefull to protect your roof rack against damaging your boat. Padded roof rack covers are available to protect your boat and give more grip in fastening your boat on the roof rack. The Optiparts padded roof rack protectors have a foam inner and are covered with heavy duty nylon cloth with velcro fastener. Easy to apply and to be placed in the right position. Length 50 cm. Sold per piece.
Load straps for roof rack and trailer
To secure your dinghy to your trailer or roof rack, we advise to use long and durable load straps. To protect your hull against damaging, the Optiparts load straps have protection behind the buckle and are 6 meter long; long enough to put twice over your boat.
During transport we advise to use a hull cover to protect your hull against chippings from the road. Nothing worse than arriving at a regatta and have damage to repair. The top quality hull covers from Optiparts and Windesign for Optimist and Laser® / ILCA® are made of Moistureguard 2000; a heavy duty 900D breathable polyester cloth with a polyurethane membrane. Moistureguard reduces the risk of blisters. The hull covers are easy to install with the supplied straps and adjustable buckles.
We all know that it’s easy to damage your Optimist and Laser® / ILCA® foils. To protect your foils against having chips on the edges it’s recommended to use a foil bag for your rudder and daggerboard. The Optiparts and Windesign foil bags for Optimist and Laser® / ILCA® have seperate compartments for rudder, daggerboard, tiller and accessories like sheet, battens and wind indicator. Carried out with velcro closure, carrying handle and supplied with adjustable and detachable carrying strap.
Rig Support for Laser® and ILCA®
Don’t struggle anymore with fitting your spars in your car. With the Windesign Rig Support for Laser® and ILCA® you can easily take your Laser® / ILCA® boom, top and bottom mast without damaging the deck during transport. The high grade plastic molded rig support comes in two pieces; the front piece fits in the masthole and the back piece fits between the deck. The Laser® / ILCA® spars are fixed to the support with shockcord. In addition to the transport benefit, this rig support offers another benefit when storing your Laser; when placing your top cover over the rig support, your cover will stay upwards and the water will run off.
Lightweight aluminium trolley with stainless steel axles and solid hull supports. Supplied with Bow wow, a unique system to lock the bow to the trolley with one quick and simple movement. Prevents the hull from sliding off on steep launch ramps. The trolley has been designed to be the most functional available. Spring locking quick release of all parts allow the trolley to be disassembled in a matter of seconds for storage and travel. The frame has welded joints and is anodized to prevent corrosion. The Optiparts trolley is supplied with 8 mm stainless steel push button wheel locks which are mounted inside the stainless steel axles. The EX1076B has the same design but with belt. Your Optimist slides easy from the belt when launching.
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.