Starboard Formula, the concept that has been leading Formula development since the very beginning of the class.

High-paced development, constant refinement, attention to detail and avant-garde concepts, ensures Starboard Formula's class leading performance year after year. The sheer number of Starboard Formula boards chosen by top national and international racers speaks for itself.

After 12 months of further research and development, since the release of the test winning, European champion "Formula 158" arrives the all-new Formula 159. It sets benchmarks most notably with higher down wind speed thanks to the new lower stretched rocker line and widened nose area. Quicker acceleration, better upwind angle, and overall an enormous amount of added control translates into another formula of "pure calculation" from the company that claims more medals and top places over the last decade than any other. The 159 is by far the quickest and most controllable Formula we have ever developed.

The definitive racing equation.

"Test Favourite" "The brand that has won the most titles" "The Starboard imposes itself as the Formula unanimously most sought after by all testers. With its comfort, versatility, wide wind range and of course its outright performance, it is simply the most complete of Formula boards in 04". Planchemag magazine France, February 2004.

  • Super lightweight Wood technology construction, with a minimal racing paint finish on the bottom to save every possible gram.
  • Race straps that weight a mere 90g and designed to absorb a minimal amount of water when wet.
  • Ergonomic rail shapes under the feet for maximum control and grip.
  • Sidewall rail feature for increased upwind bite, increased bottom end power and maximum water release.
  • Zero-Vee bottom shape for more bottom end power, earlier planing and quicker accelerations.
  • New rockerlines, trimmed for improved downwind speed and comfort over chop.
  • Wider tail brings improved upwind and downwind angle with greater power, while also increasing the wetted surface area's aspect ratio for improved efficiency.
  • High quality fittings: soft, uni-directional Fish Scale pads, safety washers, ultra-light racestraps.
  • High performance prepreg High Modulus UD Carbon Racing fins, designed by Jean Jacques Deboichet. The international Formula Experience Class is a multi manufacturer, multi design Class based on modern wide style shapes for Youth and Juniors, as well as seniors looking for an affordable introduction into racing. Already in 02 the European Championships in Brest, France saw 65 competitors from 9 countries. Several continental events has since been hosted in North and South America, the Caribbean and in Asia, and the Class received ISAF recognition already in November 2003.
    Formula Experience is the official Youth & Junior Class in the United States, Germany, France, and other key windsurfing markets.

    A unique concept of fair and exciting racing in combination with simplicity and social happenings. Starboard has 2 race winning models available, the 136 and 156. It is by insiders predicted that the F.E. Class into the future may become an Olympic feeder class, an important step towards a clear roadmap for sailors that wish to make an Olympic campaign.

    In comparision:
  • Compared to the F-Type range, the Formula boards are the ultimate in course-racing performance. All emphasis is on early planing, ultimate upwind and downwind abilities in the most controllable and fastest package.
  • The F-Types would be more suitable for the recreational racer wanting a stable race board with similar wind range and early planing abilities, in a less technical, accessible package. The F-Types are also more maneuverable for gybes and have a higher fun factor.

  • FORMULA : Formula 159, Experience formula 136
    Experience formula 156

    Model Volume
    Finbox Fin size Sail size
    Formula 159 159 227 100 76.9 8.7 - Deep Tuttle Drake Race NR 700 7.5-12.5
    Experience Formula 136 136 245 100 71.1 - 10.85 Deep Tuttle Drake Race 660 7.5-12.5
    Experience Formula 156 156 264 100 74.0 - 12.1 Deep Tuttle Drake Race 700 7.5-12.5