Why a Walder® boom brake ?

Jibing is a dangerous maneuver.

Jibing remains a delicate and dangerous maneuver for even the most experienced sailor.
Down-wind sailing is not always fully appreciated because, on that delicate and unforgiving tack, the helmsman must remain attentive to the boat’s pendulum motion and remain constantly vigilant against accidental jibes and their possible bad consequences :
ripped sails, snapped booms, downed masts, and cracked skulls, or worse !

Frein de bôme Walder 203 Croisière

Walder® eliminate these dangers.

To eliminate the dangers inherent when jibing, the Walder® boom brake controls the horizontal and vertical movement of your boom – allowing it to sweep gunwale to gunwale with complete safety.
The boom is not stopped dead in its tracks but, rather, travels from gunwale to gunwale in a gentle controlled sweep.
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. You’re really not need to climb on the deck.

The boom is not stopped dead in its tracks but, rather, travels from gunwale to gunwale in a gentle controlled sweep.
Walder’s new range of boom-brakes fits all sailboats, mainsails up to 1180 Sq.ft, with many possible adjustments,without leaving the cockpit.

Eliminates
your preventer.
Stabilizes the boom
when you furl your sail or take a reef.
Fixes the boom
in place in the harbour or at anchorage.
Allows problem-free sailing
when running “wing and wing”.

Walder® boom brake is an essential safety device that ensures the indispensable protection of your crew and equipment.

+ than 10 000 sailboats equipped