27 years ago windsurfing magazines were chock full of wonders! In this 20th anniversary issue published in 1990 (so there was a windsurfing magazine in 1970) there's a QA with US1111, a jump clinic, and Better Battens! I remember when battens seemed precious and specialized. They seemed to break a lot, too. When a sail was destroyed we would remove the battens and save them against our future batten needs. I think after a decade of carting my batten box around I finally ditched it. Hope I'm not jinxing myself.
What, the sailor? She's Brazilian champ Beth Modesto cruising off the pristine waters of Aruba, according to Aruban great Jeroen Westrate (from whom I stole the pic on Facebook.) I'll bet the guys used to fall over themselves to get her set with battens.
It's on a tee, gentlement. Insert jokes.