the asymmetrical speed seeker project*

For a week now I have been digging in my own archive of windsurfing magazines, folders, etc. I began searching this stuff because together with Rolf Aalders we are looking for some inspiration for a photoshoot.

the asymmetrical speed seeker project* story I found in the 2005 product folder of NP, this is the story:
One of the things we strive to do at NPDC is gain as much knowledge and experince as possible in order to constantly improve on our sails. One means of gaining this valuable knowledge and experience is through projects and experiments that help us explore the very edge of development, even though they may not necessarily lead into a commercial product. The Asymmetrical Speedseeker Project is one such endeavor that is taking the Double Surface concept one step further by creating an almost full double surface sail that can only be sailed in one direction. The motivation behind this project is to break the sailing speed record and we have taken a no compromise approach. The sail in its' early stages has shown tremendous potential clearly beating our previous speed sail designs. We look forward to witnessing their full potential on the speed course.
*This sail is a development project only and will not be available to the public

Erik Loots

Erik is windsurfer for 10+ years. In his daily life he is professional in construction dewatering, advisor, troubleshooter. Erik likes adventures, explore and to challenge himself. During his life he is trying to get the best out of it and have respect for the earth, nature and future generations. The modern world is about sharing, in this blog Erik shares his experiences, selfreflection and lessons learned.

1 comment:

  1. Dan Kaseler heeft ook lopen experimenteren in die tijd, maar dan vooral voor Finian Maynard.
    Kijk maar eens op zijn site:
    en kijk onder projects.