Know more about the +1º Plus One Degree Daggerboard

The auto orientable Optimist daggerboard

After a long process of experimentation and development carried out with the collaboration of N1 Foils, Optimist expert Eduard Rodes presented a new daggerboard for Optimist, the +1º Plus One Degree, designed specifically for high-level sailors.

The key points of the construction of the +1º are the same as those that N1 Foils uses in the elaboration of its foils for the Olympic Class 470:

  • Daggerboard mould and all internal components made with CNC technology (computerized numerical control, with tolerances lower than 1/100 mm)
  • The best fibers and epoxy resins
  • Exclusive Silker surface finish

The main novelty of the + 1º Plus One Degree is that, due to its special design, in upwind this daggerboard is self-oriented in the daggerboard case pointing 1 degree higher than the centerline plane, which means a course of no less than 2.5% more direct to the upwind buoy without suffering speed reduction.

On reaches and downwind courses, when we don’t need that windward gain, the +1º Plus One Degree performs like a conventional daggerboard, but its sophisticated profile and its Silker finish will help you reach top speed.

The +1º Plus One Degree is made in two versions, depending on the weight of the sailor who must use it: the FLEXON, for sailors weighing less than 43 kg and the DYNAMIC, for sailors weighing more than 43 kg.

Both models will perfectly meet the needs of the majority of Optimist sailors, but nevertheless the +1º Plus One Degree can be made to order with a flex index tailored for sailors with specific needs or preferences.

You may now get your +1º Plus One Degree together with your racing pack.