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Noble Marine 2020 - LEADERBOARD

Kids foiling game-changer

by James Eaves 6 Aug 2020 11:00 BST
The Skeeta Nikki foiling dinghy at the not-for-profit Andrew Simpson Centre © RYA

The 'Nikki' from Skeeta Foiling Craft, filmed at the Andrew Simpson Centre, Portland.

Nikki has been designed to address as many safety aspects as possible:

  • A boom pad to help reduce the risk of head injuries.
  • Capsize-righting ropes as standard, so sailors of any weight can easily right the boat.
  • High-visibility colours on sails, wings and foils, so others can easily spot Nikki from a distance.
  • Clamps on both centreboard and rudder box, to hold retracted foils while on land.
  • A mast lock to prevent the mast falling out in the event of a capsize.

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