Out of curosity, I would like to know what size sail, board volume other windsurfers are using for F5, F6 and F7 winds.
Please indicate your weight (kg for easier comparison), experience (number of years windsurfing), gender and location (name of lake, sea, river)
why do you nut introduce yourself ??
go to the speed forums - you will c what they use
This is not about speed. It's more to see what the amateurs, weekend warriors, the average joes and janes use in their spots
(I know that many windsurfers have big egos, so please try to be as accurate as possible in your opinion of the wind strength which you windsurf)
From my point of view F5, F6, F7 are no good scales.
The Beaufort scale is much too unprecise and many sailors/windsurfers hardly use it any more.
Knots say much more.
Then you stil have the water condition (flat , choppy, wavy) in combination with the WS disciplines (wave, freestyle, slalom, speed, formula, etc...) which make a whole lot of difference, even for amateurs like myself.
Slalom conditions on a big lake next to sea (with rather stable winds) and 87kg personal weight:
8-14: F161 + 11m2
13-17: IS122 + 8.8m2
15-20: IS101 + 7.8m2
18-23: IS101 + 6.7m2
21-27: IS87 + 5.7m2
24-32: IS87 + 5.0m2
30+: Wave stuff + 4.2m2 or 3.7m2
you use odd outdated wind scale - insult windsurfer egos and ask for honesty
who are you and why do you want this information ??
He's a chinese secret agent from some factory wanting to make a 2 kg board to plane with 4 knots.
Anyway I'll reply just to avoid torture. 90 kg.
Up to 8-9 kn longboard and sail around 9,5.
9-12 wideboard 9,5
12-15 wideboard or fs 112, 8,5 or 8,0
15+ fs 112 or fs 98 6,5-6,3
20+ fs 98 or wave 88 5,5-5,3
25+ wave 88 4,5
35-40+ look from beach and save my spine, ernia c6-c7
82kg -20+yrs sailing
0-12kts stay at home or O Design
12-18 , 52 wide with a 7.5 inlet sailing
18-25 , 52 wide with a 6.6 inlet sailing
25-30, 52 wide with a 5.8 flat water or B&J
30-40, 40 wide with a 5.8 flat water and a 9 kg weight jacket
40+, 40 wide with a 5.0 flat water and a 9kg weight jacket
Sail size changes around a bit depending on the wind angle when i,m speed sailing. Same goes for the weight jacket. If its broard and gusty i,ll wear it.
Fins and water state will also have a huge impact on board behavoir. Start with what works and then push the limits of you and your gear limits
75 kg, 15 year sailor. I sail in lakes, rivers, bays & ocean, some places with strong tides that affect water state & board/sail choice.
F5 has too many possibilities from formula & 10 meter on a flood down to 85 liter wave & 5.5 on a strong ebb tide.
F6 would usually have me on an 85 liter wave & 5.0, 4.5 or 4.0 on an ebb. May even bust out the 72 liter wave & 5.0. Flood would have me on a 93 liter Freeride with 5.5, 5.0 or 4.5 sails.
F7 would be only wave gear. 85 or 72 liter & 4.5 or 4.0 sail
71kg, male, 10+ years of windsurfing (mostly on weekends), inland lakes
F4 - board 110L, sail 6.5m
F5 - board 110L or 85L, sail 5.9m
F6 - board 85L, sail 4.4m (quite rare)
F7 - never met such conditions on those weekends when i was windsurfing
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