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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


AFS Windfoils - Exquisite carbon engineering from France 

AFS Foils

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  1. 2017 AFS-2 Carbon Windfoil

    2017 AFS-2 Carbon Windfoil

    Regular Price: $1,999.00

    Special Price: $1,799.00

    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.
    • Shaft construction:  solid Carbon Prepeg T700 + high modulus T800 carbon
    • Fuselage construction: monolithic technology Carbon Prepeg T700  
    • Wings construction : monolithic technology Carbon Prepeg T700. 
    • Front wing width: F-700 series, 700 mm
    • Front wing area: 779 cm² 
    • Fuselage length: 885 mm 
    • Mast Height: 880 mm 
    • Deep Tuttle Box
    • Weight: 4.2 lg
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  2. AFS-105 Carbon Windfoil

    AFS-105 Carbon Windfoil

    $2,249.00

    A Windfoil For Racing

    AFS-105 Race 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.

    • Shaft construction: T-bar hollow technology, full Carbon Prepreg T700 & high modulus T800 Carbon
    • Fuselage construction: monolithic technology, full Carbon Prepeg T700
    • Wings construction: monolithic technology, full Carbon Prepeg T700.
    • Front Wings width: R-800 series, 800 mm
    • Front Wings area: 752 cm²
    • Fuselage length: 885 mm
    • Shaft Height: 1050 mm
    • Weight: 4.3 kg
    • Deep Tuttle Box

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  3. AFS-85  Carbon Windfoil

    AFS-85 Carbon Windfoil

    $1,299.00

    Out of stock

    Accessible Carbon Performance

    AFS-85 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-85 is in a class of its own in the Windfoil market - carbon performance at an accessible price. Based on the AFS-2 wing-set, but with a shorter 85 cm shaft than the AFS-95. This is the ideal height to begin foiling - taller enough to ride over the chop, but without the consequences of taller, more technical windfoils.

    • Shaft construction: Monolithic technology full Carbon Prepeg
    • Fuselage construction: Monolithic technology Carbon Prepeg
    • Wings construction: Monolithic technology Carbon Prepeg
    • Front Wings width : 700 mm
    • Front Wings area : 779 cm²
    • Fuselage length: 885 mm
    • Mast Height: 850mm
    • Deep Tuttle Box
    • Weight: 4.7 kg

     
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  4. AFS-95 Carbon Windfoil

    AFS-95 Carbon Windfoil

    $1,999.00

    AFS-95 Race 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. Clean classic lines, proven performance and stability. The AFS-95 could be called "AFS-2 Race", but it’s still easy.

    • Shaft construction: hollow technology Carbon Prepeg T700 + high modulus T800 carbon
    • Fuselage construction: monolithic technology Carbon Prepeg T700
    • Wings construction : monolithic technology Carbon Prepeg T700.
    • Front wing width: F-700 series, 700 mm
    • Front wing area: 779 cm²
    • Fuselage length: 885 mm
    • Mast Height: 950 mm
    • Deep Tuttle Box
    • Weight: 3.9 lg

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  5. LP WindFoil standard

    LP WindFoil - 35" Mast with Regular Tuttle head

    $1,950.00

    LP WindFoil - 35" Mast with Regular Tuttle head

    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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  6. LP WindFoil Race

    LP Windfoil - 39" Mast with Deep Tuttle head

    $2,250.00

    LP Windfoil - 39" Mast with Deep Tuttle head

    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 3.6 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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  7. WindFoil Padded Sleeves

    WindFoil Padded Sleeves

    $59.00

    Out of stock

    Protect your Carbon windfoil with our custom padded foil covers. Learn More

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