- 05 September 2011 | Windsurfing
The new Formula windsurf boards have been unveiled. Starboard promises a true revolution in the way the class will develop in the future, "loaded with innovations and racing DNA".
In 2007, ISAF overhauled the class rules for Formula windsurfing, requiring board designs to be frozen for two years in a row. So in 2008 and 2009, boards were identical. This continued in 2010 and 2011.
And now, with 2012 around the corner, Starboard's next generation of Formula boards is here and will remain identical for 2013. By closely observing the deadline of ISAF registration, we are confident that only Starboard sailors will benefit from the latest developments in Formula board design until, at least, January 2014.
Designed and refined by some of the biggest names in Formula course racing, Formula sailors will love these new high-tech racing machines.
First introduced in 1998, Starboard's Formula was the first wide-style racing board. This truly turned the racing scene on its head, as no other board could beat its upwind, downwind and early-planing performance.
By 2000, it dominated the racing scene by taking the top 6 in the World Championships. Throughout the decade, Starboard's Formula continued to dominate, with 11 top positions in the 2006 World Championships.
The 2012 models are two revolutionary designs, featuring 90cm and 84cm wide tails. The "Formula 167" offers more control and more highwind emphasis. It is Ideal for medium weight and light weight riders.
The "Formula 167 Wide" gets more power and more lightwind emphasis. It is ideal for medium weight and heavy weight riders.