The innovative WALDER® Boom-Brake: active safety at sea!
The WALDER® helps controls the boom to help prevent accidental gybing.
When gybing the boom swings gently to the other side without human help.
Why a Walder® boom brake ?
Gybing remains a delicate and dangerous maneuver for even the most experienced sailor.
To reduce the dangers inherent when gybing, the WALDER® boom brake helps control the horizontal and vertical movement of your boom – allowing it to safely sweep gunwale to gunwale.
The boom is not stopped dead in its tracks but travels from gunwale to gunwale in a gentle controlled sweep reducing shock loading on the rig and danger to the crew.
The braking effect is achieved by the frictional force produced as the line slides and tightens around the drum of the WALDER® boombrake.
With the WALDER® boombrake rigged, all that’s needed when sailing down-wind is to apply tension to the line without leaving the safety of your cockpit.
WALDER’s new range of boom-brakes fits all sailboats with mainsails up to 110m².
In addition to providing safety and ease in gybing the WALDER® boom brake:
• eliminates your preventer
• stabilizes the boom while you reef safety
• fixes the boom in place at anchorage
• allows problem-free sailing when running “wing and wing”
The Walder® boom brake is an essential safety device that ensures the indispensable protection of your crew and equipment.
Guaranteed for 10 years, and purchased worldwide more than 10,000 times, the WALDER® Boom-Brake is an essential safety device that ensures the indispensable protection of your crew and equipment.