Famed for classic yacht restorations of the highest quality, Fairlie Yachts were called in to construct two unusual booms for Boleh’s rig.

These aerofoil battens, originally designed by Robin Kilroy in 1950 to improve the rig’s aerodynamic performance, have now been updated following wind tunnel tests by Ship Dynamics students at Southampton University. The completed booms, whose concept will be familiar to modern day windsurfers, are the final part of Boleh’s complex and unique junk rig which is being assembled at Dolphin Quay Boatyard.

Picture shows Boleh’s two Wishbone Booms being loaded on to trustee David Knight’s car at Fairlie Yachts, Hamble.