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Old 19th September 2011, 08:41 AM   #31
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Hi Greg,

Good answer from Nonopr, nothing to add.

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Old 19th September 2011, 10:05 PM   #32
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Of course, this clarification is probably redundant for anyone sailing formula, but just in case..........

Actually, formula boards are good for reaching (recreational sailing), but only if you rig a meter or two smaller than you would use for upwind/downwind racing. You need larger sails for maximum speeds in deep downwind runs than you would need for reaching, so racers go big. Those big sail (11.0) are fine for the experts racing in 15-20 knots of wind, but try reaching in the same wind and it will spell disaster - too much board and too much sail.

I fun sail my formula board quite a bit and I rig pretty much for the wind average (inland lake sailing with gusty winds). When the winds are on the light to medium side, I am reaching, when they gust, I head up or run deep.
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Old 20th September 2011, 12:18 AM   #33
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Thanx guys. My question was to clarify as I just sold my old 160 and need to buy new one for 2012. I sail inland with 10,7 and 12 and use Z-Fin E0-. I know that reaching is killing on Formula board but sometimes U need to go downwind get some speed and than go upwind and it can be a problem on such a wide board.

Just wanted to check if I will be able to handle that ;-)

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Old 20th September 2011, 07:03 AM   #34
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Hi Greg

Up wind and down wind will be not the problem, the only thing I can say is that more the board is wide in the tail more it start to be difficult on reach but this board is for racer and can see you use 12m so should be ok for you at 78kgs.

Race organizer usually don't put long reach when is windy so it will be a weapon in this case.

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Old 20th September 2011, 11:53 PM   #35
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OK guys,

Ordered 167 wide can't wait to try it...

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Old 12th October 2011, 04:35 AM   #36
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Just taken delivery of a 167W. Looks like a real machine. Racing with it this weekend. Weight = 9.4kg.
The board shape at the rear is quite complex, both deckside and underneath - a real work of art!
A lot of nose rocker, and a bit of V under the mast track.
More impressions after the weekend.
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Old 13th October 2011, 12:34 AM   #37
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send us some more pics... board looks amazing

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Old 13th October 2011, 02:30 PM   #38
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More importantly, I think that many people are waiting for a decent report on the performance of this board before ordering...
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Old 13th October 2011, 04:56 PM   #39
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Chris Ting (Mr VMG fins) has been out on his new 167W in light winds and is really impressed with the performance - check out the Seabreeze forum. A more detailed report after this weekend's racing.
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Old 13th October 2011, 07:39 PM   #40
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Dear Remi

Please let me ask you some questions about the new Starboard formula boards

I am surfing/racing formula in wind conditions from 10 -30 knots and I am 175cm and 88 kg (sails Severne Reflex II 12 & 11 m2)
(Most of the races we done last year the conditions was choppy 15-24 knots)
Which of the new Starboard formula board is the best choice for me?
(I can buy only one board!)

Thanking you in advance.


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