Starboard Foil 147
The Starboard Foil 147: the foil board and lightwind windsurf board in one. It is based on the UltraSonic 147 and adds a reinforced foil box, a reinforced construction and extra footstrap inserts for additional tuning options to match any foil you choose to fit.
- In foil mode the 95 cm wide outline coupled with a wide tail gives you a super-efficient shape that planes up early and gives you a high degree of control and leverage over the foil. The 241 cm length makes the board forgiving when dropping off the foil and helps the board take off.
- In windsurf mode, like the UltraSonic 147 it is based on, the Foil 147 is efficient and fast in the lightest winds. The footstrap positions are less far outboard compared to pure racing boards, making them more comfortable and easier to handle. The extra length allows us to use a longer, smooth rockerline profile, helping the board glide easily on to the plane.
The Foil 147 construction includes extra stringers and longitudinal reinforcements to strengthen the board against repetitive landings. The Foil box is larger to distribute loads over a larger area and heavily reinforced. It is built using solid sheets of 20 mm thick high-density PVC with 5-8 mm thick carbon fibre walls. The Foil box is 67 mm deep with a flat, parallel bottom. This allows the board to take both types of foil bases: tapered ‘Tuttle-style’ base and rectangular foil bases. In either case, it is strongly recommended for the front of the foil’s base to reach the bottom of the box. This ensures that the vertical lifting load from the foil will be carried by both the front wall of the box and the bottom wall of the box.