The Formulas are Starboard's Formula race boards. Formula racing is the modern format of windsurfing course-racing, which is a close cousin of sailboat racing. Formula racing starts in just 5 knots of wind, with no upper wind limit. Unlike a slalom course, a racing course requires maximum upwind performance and maximum downwind performance. Finally, Formula racing allows only one board to be used. These parameters are to become the key drivers of Formula board design.

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.

In 2007, Formula rules changed, requiring board designs to be frozen for two years. 2008 and 2009 boards were identical. 2010 and 2011 boards were identical. 2012 marks the next generation boards that will remain identical for 2013.

And you can be sure that Starboard's R&D team has stopped nothing short of two new revolutionary designs.

Designed for absolute early planing and upwind/downwind performance

  • The 2012 models: two REVOLUTIONARY designs, featuring 90cm and 84cm wide tails.
  • Formula 167: the model with more control and more highwind emphasis. Ideal for medium weight and light weight riders.
  • Formula 167 Wide: the model with more power and more lightwind emphasis. Ideal for medium weight and heavy weight riders.

Formula 167
Formula 167 Wide
Carbon Volume Length Width Tail width Thickness Bottom shape (from tail to nose) Number of footstrap rows Fin Finbox Recommended fin range Recommended sail range Weight (Carbon)
o 167 228 100.5 84.1 12.2 Flat Vee to Double Concave 1 W/O Fin Deep Tuttle 62-70 8.5-12.5 8.94
o 167 228 100.5 90.0 12.1 Flat Vee to Double Concave 1 W/O Fin Deep Tuttle 62-70 8.5-12.5 9.15

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