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Severne NCX 7.0 2023 TEST REVIEW

The Verdict

“Fast and free, the NCX was one of the fastest sails on test and, impressively, one of the lightest in the hands also. It’s an extremely easy-to-use sail that takes almost no toll on the body, giving the rider permission to push the limits at every moment.”

The Lowdown

The NCX is a high-performance sail that is defined as a no-cam freerace sail. Available in ten sizes from 4.5 to 9.0, the NCX is produced in Severne’s flagship red colourway, making it unmistakable both on land and on the water. It’s designed for windsurfers who prioritize top speed and high-end stability and don’t want to deal with the hassle of cams. This sail is suited to fast freeride, freerace, and slalom boards and is said to offer improved performance in maxed-out, out-of-control conditions.

The NCX is built with race construction, which means it uses graded monofilm for stability and maximum performance. The sail also features multiple tube battens and SpiderFibre reinforcements for added durability and strength.

It is produced with high skin tension and powerful profiles combined with a race sail geometry. Some additional features on the sail include a seamless head and foot panel to avoid any creep or seam related failures in high abrasion areas, a dropped clew to allow for reduced boom length improving the rig’s swing weight, and a thermoformed tack fairing which is in place at the foot of the sail to protect the board from damage.

Brand Claim

“Engineered for performance, the NCX defines the no-cam freerace category.

It’s right for you if you dont want cams, and top speed and high-end stability are your main priorities.”


Set foot on the water, and the first thing you will notice about the NCX is how lightweight it feels in the hands both at rest, at speed and in manoeuvres. This is a sail that you can really throw around, and it’s perfect for those who want a sail that is easy to handle and manoeuvre. But it’s not just the weight that impressed us. The NCX is rapid on the straight, and once the rig is raked back, another gear can be found, allowing the rider to really push their speed to the limits. The NCX has an incredible release that leads to easy and consistent acceleration. Speed is generated smoothly and quickly, producing a crisp but almost effortless glide. The batten profile of the NCX helps lock the shape of the sail, which ensures the sail maintains good flow through the lulls without any interruptions.

Through the turns, the sail feels light and easy, making positioning a simple task whether you are looking to lay it down or get it forward. This quality allowed the rider to dig deep and tighten up the radius or even draw out turns with the confidence to get the sail prepared and powered, ready for the exit. With its high skin tension, forced profile and short boom length, the NCX doesn’t deliver a great deal of bottom-end punch, but the power that is delivered feels extremely useable, making it super user-friendly. It’s not a sail that will overpower you, but rather one that will give you just the right amount of power. Overall the NCX is an extremely fast but user-friendly sail that will only ever feel light in the hands.



Severne NCX 7.0 2023 TEST REVIEW


Price: £789.00

Size: 7.0m

Luff: 464 cm

Boom: 191 cm

Battens: 7

Ideal Mast: Severne 460 RDM/SDM

Available sizes: 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0.


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