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WindFoils

The coolest advancement in a long time...

Hydrofoil windsurfing is not a new idea. Early adaptations used teak boom Windsurfer boards on foils in the late 70s, and many variations of the concept have been tried since then without gaining much appeal or commercial success. However, in the last couple of years, Windfoils have evolved significantly - such that they are now an easy plug-n-play set-up with current boards and rigs. The result is truly revolutionary and perhaps the coolest advancement in windsurfing performance in a very long time.

It takes very little wind to get foilborne – only 8 to 10 knots – and once up on the foil, the floating sensation is quite remarkable. It is very quiet, completely quiet once the board leaves the water. The foil trim control is fore and aft over the lenght of the board: lean back to rise up onto the foil, lean forward to then level out or ride lower. Watch your ride height though, as "foiling out" (lifting so high that the foil "cavitates" at the surface of the water) will lead to a loss of foil lift and quick drop of the board back onto the water.

The performance and efficiency is amazing. A 6.0m² sail can be used for windfoiling where an 8.0-8.5m² is typically needed for planing a standard light wind board. Once foiling, the speed, acceleration and upwind pointing angles that are possible easily compare to what can be achieved with Formula racing gear.

We're really stoked on foiling here at Sailworks and see lots of potential for growth and development. The whole Sailworks crew are hooked, so call us if you have Windfoil questions. And stay tuned here as we'll be making many updates.

 

LP Windfoils - Carbon foils made in the Gorge 

LP Foils

Foil & Co. Windfoils - Exquisite carbon engineering from France 

Foil & Co.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  1. Used F4 Carbon Foil

    Used F4 Carbon Foil

    Regular Price: $2,395.00

    Special Price: $1,875.00

    Lightly used custom F4 carbon foil in excellent condition with no nicks or dings. New in April 2017. Comes with 80 cm front wing and smaller 58 cm front wing and foil covers (not shown). Learn More
  2. LP WindFoil Padded Sleeves

    LP WindFoil Padded Sleeves

    $59.00

    Protect your beautiful LP WindFoil with our custom padded foil covers. Learn More
  3. LP WindFoil standard

    LP Composites WindFoil - Standard Mast with Regular Tuttle head

    $1,950.00

    LP Composites WindFoil - Standard

    LP's standard WindFoil exquisitely hand crafted in the Columbia River Gorge with high modulus pre-preg carbon. Featuring the original 89 cm mast with regular Tuttle head and standard coupler to the fuselage. The front foil is 77 cm wide @ 940 cm², and the rear foil is 41 cm wide @ 270 cm². Foil weight is 3.2 kg.

    More user information is available in the LP WindFoil Users Guide (1.2 Mb PDF file)

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  4. LP WindFoil Race

    LP Composites Windfoil - Race with Deep Tuttle head

    $2,250.00

    LP Composites Windfoil - Race

    LP's top of the line windfoil exquisitely hand crafted in the Columbia River Gorge with high modulus pre-preg carbon. Featuring the longer 99 cm mast with deep Tuttle head and Torsion Sleeve coupler to the fuselage. The front foil is 77 cm wide @ 940 cm², and the rear foil is 41 cm wide @ 270 cm².  Foil weight is 3.4 kg.

    Advanced foilers will appreciate the upgrades the LP Race foil offers over the standard foil. The taller mast broadens the ride height range through chop and offers tighter jibe radius's. The stiffer Torsion Sleeve keeps the ride smooth and controllable at higher foiling speeds.

    More user information is available in the LP WindFoil Users Guide (1.2 Mb PDF file)

    LP WindFoils with standard Tuttle heads for shallower fin boxes are also available by special order.

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  5. AFS-2  Windfoil

    AFS-2 Windfoil

    $1,999.00

    AFS-2 Freeride Performance WindFoil Developed by Marc Ménec and Tanguy Le Bihan, naval architects specialized in the design of foils, and produced by Foil and Co. based in Brittany, France. The AFS-2 is very tolerant, highly stable, and especially high performance at every point of sails (Vmax >30 knots). The construction is 100% pre-preg carbon, with a monolithic 88 cm strut and 87 cm fuselage. Front wing is 70 cm wide. The AFS-2 has been developed to be mounted into modern slalom boards with a Deep Tuttle finbox. Learn More

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