The responsiveness of this V1 is enough to impress any va’a enthusiast, while its performance in all kinds of oceanic conditions will come a surprise. The V1 (FAI 3X) has been at the heart of many major wins over the past few years, from long-distance races to sprints, all around the globe.
The FAI 3X represents the next-generation FAI 3. The goal was to keep the best attributes of the FAI3 while taking it to the next level. One of the main objectives during the design phase was to increase its performance in upwind conditions (head winds). The cockpit on the new model has been lowered and the deck redesigned in order to reduce resistance (crucial in head wind and side wind conditions) and facilitate lateral movements (crucial for sprints). The new version is extremely quick and agile, while also offering a high level of stability and control in all kinds of conditions.
Height of rower: 1m50 – 1m95
Weight of rower: 50kg – 110kg