I have just spoken to Bruce Wylie today about the progress of the project.
Cobra is about to produce a third mould to try to keep up with the growing demand. Edoardo in Italy has just ordered 250 boards.
Below is information about events in Italy, I am sure the Italians will help out with charter boards.
In September Windsurfing Japan will be running a regatta, I will chase up details.
In December there will be a regatta at Pattaya, in Thailand, I will chase up details.
In January the Australian Nationals will most probably be held in Sydney around the Australia Day weekend.
We have now orders for 92 boards.
The June shipment is sold out, in fact over ordered.
I have ordered 50 more for September so if I don’t order more by the morning of April 16th there are only 8 available.
We will have to order for September 1st delivery by April 16th.
So we are asking for orders along with a $50.00 deposit by April 16th to secure your special offer board and to help us to determine the demand for the September shipment.
Email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
After that we will be ordering on June 14th for a late October delivery.
Unlike the prototypes which some of you got to sail, there will be no raised rail pad, this is because it was about 50/50 like /dislike and it complicated production and the costs.
Some of you have never owned a modern board. The screw in front of the mast track is a breather hole – most modern styrenne foam core boards have it. It is there for to equalise pressure if the board heats up or is taken on a plane. Screw it down tight and don’t touch it unless you decide to leave it in a car on a hot day or fly with it. Never, have it open, when the board is wet or in a wet board bag as the water will be sucked into the board.
The Centre Board (CB) insert has a hole in it, if you want to have the CB non removable reverse the plate and put the pivot point in the hole, some schools will take this option for security.
Below are some pictures – there will be available a smaller plastic CB which does not project above the deck and a cover for schools. There is also a cover plate with a hand hold for Stand Up Surfing.