Dinghy sailors no longer need to consider a trade-off between performance and weight, says Ronstan designer Albert Mahoney.

“Our Series 15 range of high-performance dinghy blocks is the smallest we’ve ever made – and the smallest on the market. In fact. If you try to make a smaller one you won’t have enough material to absorb the heat energy these blocks encounter in competitive use. Our lab and field testing by team sailors proved as much.”

A precision-moulded acetal sheave running on stainless steel ball bearings is the key, he says. The units also feature a clever exit block design with a single-piece housing and flush finish rivet to minimise cut-outs and make installation easier.

“This range is perfect for all dinghies, from Optimists to foiling Moths,” Mahoney adds, and says the blocks come with a variety of attachment options, from through-hull to saddles and soft lashings.

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