Windsurfing sails: learn how to make the right buying decisions | Photo: Carter/PWA

Modern windsurfers are confronted with thousands of sail types, sizes, and specifications. If you plan to own more than just a windsurfing sail, take a look at the following quiver building tips.

The number of variables that relate to a sail is nearly infinite. And, to make things even more complicated, just add the sailor's height, weight, the level of experience, and favorite windsurfing discipline.

Yes, it is never easy to choose a new sail. But you can make wise decisions based on a series of relevant checkboxes. What are they? According to Monty Spindler, founder of Loftsails, they are:

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Raphael Filippi, Régis Bouron, and Matthieu Vinceneux: the tridem windsurfers

In 2015, they were a duo. But they returned in 2016 with a new member. Meet Raphael Filippi, Régis Bouron, and Matthieu Vinceneux. Nowadays, they're the most famous tridem windsurfing team, and they are ready to break all records.

"We're aiming at the speed sailing world record: 70 knots over a 500-meter course. We want to beat the Vestas SailRocket 2 and its 65,45 knots," jokes Raphael Filippi.

They've studied Physics and came up with a winning formula: if each one of them hits the 23 knots barrier, then the sum of all is, at least, enough to break the boat's record.

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Philip Soltysiak: a Canadian champion at the 2016 US Windsurfing Nationals

Philip Soltysiak has taken out the Slalom division at the 2016 US Windsurfing Nationals, held at Corpus Christi, Texas.

He is Canadian, and he beat an international fleet. The sailor from Toronto celebrated his 20th anniversary in windsurfing with a particularly tasty win in foreign waters.

The wind conditions were never perfect, but the 2016 US Windsurfing Nationals found new champions across the Kona, Formula, Long Distance, and Slalom divisions.

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