2023 Starboard FOIL RACE 85 Carbon Sandwich
From 5 knots to 35 knots, the Foil Race delivers the ultimate in windsurfing racing performance. An all new Foil 100 which is extremely light for its size and shoots upwind and downwind like no Starboard ever before.
For the Foil Race 100, we significantly increased the tail width to now almost 100cm. Everything we’ve learnt from the iQFOiL 95 Olympic program went into this board. A super wide nose with a carefully designed concavity that provides plenty of lift. This is crucial, as little changes in this area can make or break the light wind performance and stability. The extremely wide tail allows for more leverage on the foil. This opens a new world of powerful foils that couldn’t be handled on previous boards. The result: steeper angles upwind, deeper downwind courses and a better overall VMG (velocity made good). At the same, time the huge cut-aways under your feet reduce the volume in the tail and let you pump up onto the foil in super light wind. The water drop shaped tuck line accelerates the water and accelerates you before you’re up on the foil. This lets you get up on the foil even earlier, while the new Carbon Reflex Sandwich lay up makes these boards even lighter while retaining durability. Are you ready to win some races?
The Foil Race 85 shares the same exciting shape as the iQFOiL 85, but while the class-legal board is available exclusively in a budget-friendly construction, the Race Foil 85 is made in the lighter Carbon construction.
- Shape Details – The extra-large cutaways, more than double the size of the regular Formula’s and the extremely short nose help the board to plane and take-off in the lightest winds. Once up on the foil, the thicker tails of both models provide extra leverage and control while the short noses allow them to react instantly to every input from its rider: maximise every gust, fly consistently through lulls, fly deeper downwind and tighter upwind.
- Extra Thin Pads – There are less impacts to absorb when foiling. In fact, there are none. So we’ve designed the pads to be extra thin for added control and kept the diamond grooves for the perfect grip.
- Foot Straps – The Foil Race range comes with a the latest generation of Drake Ultralight straps. These straps are ideal for foiling when foot pressure is lighter than regular windsurfing. The Ultralight’s elongated screw slots also allow the rider to set their back strap extra-wide using hole spacings further apart. This allows the rider’s foot to shift forward for downwind and backwards for upwind, giving perfect trim-adjustment on the fly.
- Water Drop Shape – The side cutaways concept has been pushed to the max to allow enough speed in displacement mode to get on foil, so you can take off even before reaching planing speeds. The board is shaped like a water drop from the nose to the tail, in order to reduce the drag from the water but also to increase aerodynamic efficicency. As a result, the board is very slippery and stable in the air.