Yesterday’s article was about the Paddleboards for family fun. Today we will cover the Raceboards we have for rent. If you are the sporty / athletic type and have been paddling for a while, you might want to rent a raceboard. Raceboards are longer and faster but also narrower. They are great for downwinders and distance paddlers. They come in 2 length 14′ and 12’6. We had 3 boards rented out in the 2015 Paddle in the Park Paddleboard race and they came in 1st (2x) and 3rd (1x). So yes, they are fast and it feels great to feel the awesome glide. So why not treat yourself to a really nice board to paddle with during your vacation.

14′ Raceboards for rent on St. John

If you are tall/heavy or want to cover long distances, the choice is a 14′ Raceboard. We have 3 14′ Raceboards.

  • Fanatic Falcon 14’x25″ Carbon
  • Starboard Ace 14’x25″ Carbon
  • Fanatic Fly Air Race 14’x29″ ISUP

Fanatic Falcon 14’x25′ Carbon Raceboard Rental St. John

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That’s the board Lucy used when she circumnavigated St. John, solo and unsupported. It is a great board that is fast yet stable enough to also handle it in big swells. It is the older Falcon model. Lucy likes this one better in the ocean because it has a slightly concave bottom shape, it is great for catching waves.

Fanatic Falcon Carbon 14’x25″ Specs:

  • Length:  14″
  • Width: 25″
  • Volume: 268L

Starboard Ace 14’x25 Carbon Raceboard Rental St. John

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The Starboard Ace shaped by Brian Symanski is a classic long distance raceboard that has won many competitions. The flat round nose makes it easy to handle in the ocean waves and the thin tail gives it stability. It is 25′ wide but might feel narrower to some riders due to the lower stance in the “pit” which is narrower than the board itself

Lahui Kai Manta Carbon Race 14’x26′

great board, fast and playful, works in flatwater, downwind and surf.

Lahui Kai Manta Carbon Race 14’x26′ Specs:

  • Length:  14″
  • Width: 26″
  • Volume: 271L

 

Falcon Air 2016 14’x29′

want a fast board for your vacation but don’t want to have to worry about carrying around or dinging a fragile 3000$ raceboard? Then the Falcon Air is for you. It is built in the new double layer light technology, making it 30% lighter but at the same time 30% stiffer. If you were a sceptic towards inflatables, this board will convince you otherwise.

It is 29′ wide so it is also suited for taller, heavier riders

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12’6 Raceboards for rent on St. John

While taller, heavier ridres and long distance paddlers go for 14′ boards, the 12′ is the go to raceboard for normal built riders, ladies and distances up to 10 miles.

We have the following 12’6 Raceboards

  • Fanatic Falcon 12’6’x25″ Carbon – great choice for downwinders (concave bottom shape
  • Fanatic Falcon 12’6’x24.75″ Carbon – a bit narrower than the 25′ but more volume in the nose
  • Starboard Ace 12’6’x25″ Carbon
  • Lahui Kai Brian Symanski Team Race Carbon 12’6″x26″
  • Lahui Kai Brian Symanski Race Carbon 12’6″x27.5′
  • Starboard Ace 12’6’x27.5″ – this is the easiest raceboard and we had sporty beginners paddle this board after only one lesson.
  • Lahui Kai Annabel Anderson Touring 11’6×29″ Entry Level Race / Touring board, great for sporty ladies
  • Fanatic Fly Air Race 2016 12’6×29″ Inflatable Raceboard
  • Fanatic Fly Air Race 2016 12’6×26.5″ Inflatable Raceboard

Fanatic Falcon 12’6’x25″ Carbon

concave bottom shape, great for downwinders, low primary but high secondary stability

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Fanatic Falcon Carbon 12.6’x25″ Specs:

  • Length:  12’6″
  • Width: 25″
  • Volume: 252L

Fanatic Falcon 12’6’x24.75″ Carbon

only 24.75″ wide but very stable due to lots of volume in the nose.

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FALCON CARBON 12’6″×24.75″ Specs:

  • Volume266 l
  • Width24.75”/ 62.9 cm
  • Length12’6”/ 381 cm
  • Recommended User WeightTouring: 50-80kg Race: 50-85kg

Starboard Ace 12’6’x25″ Carbon

true raceboard for experienced paddlers, not easy to handle but fast.

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12.6′ Starboard Ace Carbon Specs

  • Length:  12’6″
  • Width: 25″
  • Tail Width: 7.7″
  • Volume: 277 L
  • Weight: 11.63kg

 

NEW: Lahui Kai Carbon Raceboards for rent on St. John

Former Starboard Shaper Brian Symanski (shaper of the famous Starboard Ace) and former Starboard Team Rider Annabel Anderson have joined Lahui Kai and developed some great new boards which you can rent from us on St. John.

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Lahui Kai Brian Symanski Race Carbon 12’6×27.5

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The new 12’6″ x 27.75″ Lahui Kai Carbon Race stand up paddle  board designed by Brian Szymanski and John Becker has raised the bar for both comforte and speed. The 12’6″ Race perfects balancing stability with efficiency, carrying capacity, glide and tracking. Whether the goal is to be out in front on race day or putting miles on the weekends, this board is it. This board features Lahui Kai Triple Carbon Construction, CONNEX SUP deck rig plugs, LIFTSUP easy carry handle and a rail mounted Aussie inspired race handle.

Lahui Kai 12’6×27.5″ Specifications:

  • Board Length: 12’6″
  • Board Width: 27.75 inches
  • Board Volume: 260 liters
  • Board Weight: 26 lbs
  • Recommended Float Capacity: 245 lbs.
  • Construction: CNC shaped 1 lb. Stringerless EPS Foam
  • Glassing: Triple Carbon
  • Deck Traction: EVA memory foam
  • Fin Setup: Single 9.25″ Carbon/Honeycomb Race Fin
  • Other Features: Leash Loop,LIFTSUP Carry Handle, Aussie Rail handle, Connex SUP Mount

Lahui Kai Brian Symanski Team Race Carbon 12’6×26″

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The new 12’6″ Lahui Kai Carbon Team Race stand up paddle board designed by Brian Szymanski and John Becker was built for quick speed, great stability, excellent glide, and fast buoy turning to give the advanced paddler an advantage in all conditions. This board was built to lead the competition. Featuring Lahui Kai 3X Carbon Construction, CONNEX SUP deck rig plugs, LIFTSUP easy carry handle and a rail mounted Aussie inspired race handle.

Lahui Kai 12’6×26″ Carbon Team Race Specifications:

  • Board Length: 12’6″
  • Board Width: 26 inches
  • Board Volume: 245 liters
  • Board Weight: 25 lbs
  • Recommended Float Capacity: 215 lbs.
  • Construction: CNC shaped 1 lb. Stringerless EPS Foam
  • Glassing: Triple Carbon
  • Deck Traction: EVA memory foam
  • Fin Setup: Single 9.25″ Carbon/Honeycomb Race Fin
  • Other Features: Leash Loop, LIFTSUP Carry Handle, Aussie Rail handle, Connex SUP Mount
  • Optimum Rider Weights: 145-205 lbs. Recommended Max Weight: 215 lbs.

Lahui Kai Annabel Anderson Touring Carbon 11’6×29″

entry level race/touring board, fast, light yet stable, perfect board for sporty ladies

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  • Board Length: 11’6″
  • Board Width: 29 inches
  • Board Weight: 25 lbs
  • Board Volume: 218 liters
  • Optimum Rider Weights: 100-165 lbs. Recommended Max Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Luggage Net for Gear

Starboard Ace 12’6×27.5

Entry level raceboard, easy to paddle, also good for taller/heavier riders.

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Falcon Air 12.6×26.5 or 12.6×29′

the Falcon Air 2016 Inflatable Raceboard gives you the speed and glide of a raceboard without having to worry about dinging a 3000$ carbon fiber board (e.g. when loading on car or at a rocky beach). It is a worry free raceboard, super light to carry and also great to sleep or sit on on the beach.

The 29′ width is more stable and easier (and for heavier riders and guys) while sporty ladies will be fine on the 26.5′ width

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