So… What is the deal about this new kids sail? The WhipperSail is special because it’s based upon a totally new concept developed in cooperation with Jeffrey Henderson from Hot Sails Maui. It was NEVER a joke when we say that we take kids windsurfing seriously, and that’s the reason an excessive amount of energy was put into getting the concept JUST right.
This sail is designed specifically for the weight of kids between 3 and 6 years old, for beginner-friendly, light-wind conditions and big, soft cruising-boards like the WhipperBoard. It is simply the first kids’ sail that is designed bottom up with true intention, eagerness and no compromises!
The technical stuff
For the sail we intentionally chose high quality Dacron as main cloth. This makes the sail soft and forgiving - and just as important outstandingly colourful. It furthermore ensures superior durability. Our 3d-panel design enables the bottom and forward shape of the sail to be constant and “full” at all times. This does what??
The sail catches any breeze and accelerates the windsurfer in a soft and gentle manner. The sail flex is superb and equal to the flex you see in full battened performance sails resulting in increased airflow. Because of that, the sail will always feel light in the hands of the sailor.
The mast is a long and juicy story, but we’ll confine ourselves and keep it short. It measures around the same diameter of a finger and is made from carbon/glassfibre. The mast is telescopic and the coolest feature of them all - it WHIPS! That means that assembling requires nothing but a whip of the hand and WHOPAAH! Because this piece of the rig is so light, the kids do not have to worry about being hit by the gear at all. This makes learning a FUN, easier and safer game than ever before offered to kids in the sport of windsurfing!
The boom was created to match the super skinny mast. We also took a look at all the existing booms in the market and noticed how humongous they all are taking the target audience into account. Not only are they noticeably over-dimensioned for the kids that use them, they are also big and therefore expensive to ship. So YES - we created a super simple and really light two-piece boom that assembles along the length and locks itself in place simply by using the outhaul, thereby making the heavy-clumsy-bulky boomheads known from today’s booms completely unnecessary and redundant! This furthermore enables the entire rig to be shipped in a 20cm x 100 cm box making it cheaper for us to manufacture, and by that more affordable for all of you!
Rigging the Whipper
Rigging the Whipper is done without feeding pulleys or clamps. Both outhaul and downhaul are fixed by pulling ropes with knots on and jamming them into slots. This can not be done wrong and therefore the Whipper will always hit the water perfectly trimmed and good-looking :)
Another cool detail feature is the uphaul-system. The uphaul itself is sewn into the mast-sleeve and has a bungee ensuring that it is never in the way when not in use.
If you want to take a closer look on how it’s done - check out our setup-guide here 💪🏽
The rig fits all boards using a euro-pin connection. Make your kids stoked and Whipperize your exsisting windsurfboard or SUP by buying the rig here.
🙋🏼🍉🔥 That's all for now sweet Whipper. MAHALO for reading 🙋🏼🍉🔥