By working with the world’s top sailors and carefully analysing their data and feedback, Seldén are able to produce the ultimate rig for every boat.
Seldén acquired Proctor in 1997, developed the already acknowledged excellence of Proctor products, so they are now, like all other Seldén products, the best of the best. Innovative design, attention to detail, advanced testing and manufacturing have won Seldén the trust of dinghy sailors all over the world and has contributed to numerous Championship medals.
All Seldén dinghy mast sections have been designed to give the best stiffness to weight ratio available in an alloy extrusion.
Material, section shape and size, and wall thickness all have a major effect on both the static and dynamic bend characteristics of a tube. These details are studied in the design of every section and are carefully checked on every piece of spar tube they use.
Selecting the correct section to suit your class and your specific crew weight and sail cut is vital. Check in with the experts in #TeamPB to make sure you are getting the best set up possible.
Seldén dinghy booms have been designed to offer the ultimate in stiffness, weight and functionality. From single-line reefing systems to high-purchase internal outhaul systems, Seldén booms can be equipped with a range of sophisticated features that will make your sailing easier, faster and more convenient.
Class rules are closely studied to push performance to the limit. For example, the Olympus boom section optimises the 470 class rules to give the lightest and stiffest boom the class rules allow.
All sections are optimised for high resistance against vertical bending and come with an integral sail track and lower in-boom track for mainsheet and kicking strap attachments.
The Seldén dinghy spinnaker pole range includes both tapered and parallel alloy poles and a super-stiff lightweight carbon pole.
The Seldén dinghy carbon spinnaker pole comprises a 39mm parallel tube manufactured on our state-of-the-art filament winding machine, using a customised adaptor for the standard pole end. Its lightweight, tailor-made laminate makes it a must for any development class.
Tapered aluminium spinnaker poles are offered in both 38 and 42mm centre diameters, tapering down to 25mm at each end. This gives maximum stiffness in the area of maximum load, yet keeps the pole down to minimum weight. The poles are available in various taper configurations to offer the most efficient pole for your boat.
Parallel alloy poles are available in 25 and 32mm diameter tubes, with an adaptor for the 32mm pole to receive the standard pole end.
All Seldén dinghy poles are fitted with the newly-designed spinnaker pole end. Moulded from high modulus composite with a stainless steel plunger, the Seldén pole end is undoubtedly one of the best on the market
Many new features have been designed into this fitting including:
All new Seldén dinghy masts are fitted with the new gooseneck. Designed to reduce weight and increase strength and functionality, the new system features a round pin, to allow the boom to rotate in the direction of the load.
The new pin is longer and features a unique gooseneck lock system to give it a positive engagement onto the boom. By clicking into place, the boom is prevented from falling off the gooseneck when dropping the mainsail, saving injury to yourself and damage to the deck. It is also very useful when using a boom-up cover.