Go Back   Starboard Forums > Free Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 2nd August 2013, 10:01 AM   #1
Posts: n/a
Default What sail to use with a Starboard Formula 159

Hi everyone,

I would love some help. I have been windsurfing sicne I was a kid, but only a few times a year. So I am no expert when it comes to material but I can surf ok. A few years back I bought a Starboard Formula 159. I like the fact that it stable. Feels like I'm on a boat ;-)

I have always just sailed it with the sails I had (NP and NAISH sails up to 6.0m2) I know 6m2 is technically too small for the board but it always went quite ok as long as there was enough wind. (3-4BFT) Im a lightweight guy of 60KG.

But since the newer sails are leighter these days I think I can safely try a 7.5m2 sail and hold it. I tried a few of my friends' sails (NP V8 7.5 and Gaastra Matrix 7.5) and that went well. I want to get a 7.5 sail so that I can windsurf more often even with lesser wind. All I basically do is surf up and down sweet/flat water without waves.

I am hoping you guys can tell me what sails I could choose that would go well with my board. I'm not looking to go pro and it doesnt have to be teh best perfect fit, but just as long as I dont pick a sail that -doesnt- go well with the board. I don't need to go 1000km/hour. The speed I surf with right now with my 6.0m2 and this board is fast enough. I just want to be able to surf more often. (in less wind)

Could I for example get a 7.5m2 NP V8 or a Gaastra Matrix? Or are there other sails you would recommend. Sails that I might be able to find second hand?

Thanks on forehand for any suggestions, they are very much appreciated.

  Reply With Quote



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Formula Experience Sail Unregistered Free Forum 2 14th January 2010 05:09 AM
formula one design-sail NIKOS-GR Ask Our Team 7 16th January 2009 01:42 AM
formula sail windgo Ask Our Team 3 9th November 2007 01:54 AM
Freeriding the GO 170 with formula sail Guest Free Forum 3 27th June 2007 05:24 PM
Formula Sail Sizes? Hugh Jarmes Free Forum 12 1st November 2006 12:39 AM

All times are GMT +7. The time now is 10:21 PM.