RE: Is Starboard F-type good for me?
Get the F-type and a 9.0 sail. You will learn to handle it very quickly. If the conditions are below 9 knots, it is better to drink a beer than waste your time in non-planing conditions.
Windsurfing = planing.
Many companies try to increase their profits creating customer demand and selling boards for non-planing conditions, thus trying to increase the number of boards one shoud buy. Don't accept this and don't waste your money.