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Feathery unique – Nautix Windsurfing Freeride 5.2m windsurf sail test.

Words: Tez Plavenieks Pics: Tez Plavenieks, Oli Lane-Peirce Designed by the highly regarded Teiva Sails of France I’ve spent a considerable amount of time with the new Nautix Windsurfing Freeride 5.2m. A four batten, multi use windsurf sail this is a step up in terms of performance for long time brand Nautix. Being designed by Teiva Sails (who also produce […]

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More than meets the eye – Tahe Techno Wind Foil 160L windsurf board test.

Words & pics: Tez Plavenieks Names mean nothing when it comes to windsurfing boards. In fact, when trying to decipher what gear does – having not actually tried the kit in question – it’s pretty hard to get a real handle on things. Most riders look at dimensions, but that too can be misleading because numbers, as with names, mean […]

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No myth! – Avanti Sails Icarus 5.5m foil specific sail test.

Review: Tez Plavenieks Pics & vid: Oli Lane-Peirce In Greek mythology Icarus, son of master craftsman Daedalus (who also created the Labyrinth), attempt to design a pair of wax/feather wings to escape the island of Crete. Unfortunately, having flown too close to the sun, the wings fail and Icarus falls from the sky. With Avanti Sails’ Icarus foil specific sail […]

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BIC windsurfing rebrands the Techno Wind Foil and partners with Zeeko foils.

BIC Windsurfing’s Techno range is iconic within windsurfing circlea – we’re big fans here at WSUK/Windfoil UK. For 2021, however, the whole BIC windsurfing range is rebranding after a buy out from Tahe Outdoors. The company have also partnered with Zeeko Foils on the actual foil, another company we’re extremely aux fait with. You can read more here – ://foilshop.co.uk/bic-windsurfing-windfoiling-rebrands-for-2021-after-tahe-outdoor-buy-out-and-partners-with-zeeko/ […]

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Windfoiling to make thrilling debut at 2020 RYA Youth Nationals

The RYA Youth National Championships will enter an exciting new era in 2020 with the latest Olympic discipline of windfoiling set to make its debut. Windfoiling, an evolution of windsurfing, will replace the RS:X at the Paris 2024 Olympics and will be the third class to ‘fly’ alongside the Nacra 17 and Formula Kite. To ensure that youth racing in […]

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Two of a kind – Exocet EVO freerace & NOE freeride windfoil comparison test 2019

Words: WSUK Pics: WSUK, Nick Kingston As foils continue to evolve it’s hard to sift through the hype to determine exactly what they need. And just because something is labelled or described in such a way doesn’t necessarily mean it’s right for you. Aspirations, skill and sailor style all have to be taken into account. Getting the opportunity to pit […]

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Progressive flight – Starboard Foil 111L 2019 windfoil windsurf board test

Words: WSUK Pics: James Jagger Starboard’s range of foil specific boards are something we’ve been wanting to get our mitts on for a while. For this test we took the second smallest (quoted dims) of the range for a spin. Starboard bill the 111L as a sled for those of advanced foiling skill who want a board to cope with […]