> I would like comments about the Starboard Formula 155, low, medium to
> high wind. I'm interested in purchasing one, please send me all
> feedback on that board. I'm an experience sailor, I want to know if
> it's fast downwind and controllable at medium winds (20 knots).
It's the earliest to plane "production" board on the planet at the
It's been dominating Formula Windsurfing (FW) races all over the world
since it's introduction.
So, in light wind, you will be faster than anyone else with similar
weight/skills unless they have a Formula also. The Formula 155 will
sail at 2X windspeed in as little as 7 knots of wind for me, (160#)
with a 10.7 Sailworks XT2.
In medium winds (12-18 knots) it's very fast with a 7.5-9.0 race sail
and excels upwind, often beating custom raceboards.
It's easier to sail in these conditions due to the bevels on the rails
which make the F155 jibe much better, and be far less susceptible to
It's very fast downwind, but for serious overpowered upwind downwind
racing I would suggest adding a centerline footstrap back over the
fin screws as close to the tail as possible.
It planes downwind earlier and faster than any other board I've ever
It's everything that the Starboard web site claims, and more.
Come to one of the Sailworks/Starboard Demo events and try one for your
The board's performance is nothing short of awesome, it's durability
has been very good (I have 3 F155's in demo service and other than
a few nose crunches which were easily repaired by Fox Watersports they
are holding up very well.
Hope this helps,
sailquik US 7011
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