Formula to olympics
Quite interesting material here:
Has Starboard same kind of project?
I think that document refers to the old challenge for the olympic class.
It's "funny" that too many aspects of the board's specs were completelly changed: the RS:X is much more longer, and heavier!
The only good aspect (IMHO) is that the sails are a bit smaller now: 9.5 and 8.5 2 cams are better than 12.5 - 10.7 - 9.0 combination..
Starboard is working with olympic target with the Formula - Apollo project..
I hope they'll be able to succed in getting Formula boards in London!
I'd like to watch the big names compete for Olympic gold!
link doesn't work
It does, you just have to select the 2 lines, copy and paste in the address bar..
Oh, then press enter of course! ;)
I used to think formula was a dumb idea for the Olympics because of the relatively high minimum wind requirement for fair racing.
But now I think it might not be so bad. For one thing, it's the only class of windsurfing that has a chance of not being a pure pump-a-thon. (Am I right?)
Having the exact same rules as the regular formula windsurfing class would probably be the simplest thing, i.e. any production equipment goes, just 3 sails and one board. But that would probably never happen, so it would have to be one design.
If it was one design, what would be the best?
Here's what I think:
Durable formula experience board like the current FE 160.
11.0 and 9.0, both rigable on the same carbon mast and boom.
Standard mast base, u-joint, and adjustable outhaul & downhaul for everyone.
2 fins: Maybe 73 cm and 68 cm.
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