iQFOIL

ULTIMATE WINDSURFING PERFORMANCE

Fin or foil, from 5 knots to 35 knots, the iQFoil package delivers the ultimate in windsurfing racing performance with just one board, one foil, one fin, one sail.

2020 iQFOIL

THE iQFOIL CONCEPT AT A GLANCE

THE BOARD

iQFOIL 95/100: Our most high-performance 100% foil racing board that is capable of upwind/downwind racing on a fin if the conditions get really tough. The iQFoil 95 is the all-in-one board we are submitting to the 2024 Windsurfing Olympic’s Equipment Evaluation Trials and the official one-design board of Wind Foil 1, a new visionary foiling class. The iQFoil 100 is the board with the highest performance by making the most of the maximum 100cm width allowed in Formula Foil dicipline.

iQFOIL 91: The Junior model with its shape based on the iQFoil 100 with reduced proportions to adapt to lighter riders.

THE FOIL
The newest evolution of the Starboard Foil’s ground-breaking Race foil – the double World-Champion PWA Racing Foil with a proven two year track record. The iQFoil foil set includes the new 115 Plus fuselage, an additional 95cm Plus fuselage to enable exciting racing formats that include GPS, Point-to-point and marathon races and a new extra stiff and high performance mast.

THE FIN
Starboard Drake Race.

THE SAIL

Men: Severne HyperGlide 9.0 m2
Women and youth: Severne HyperGlide 8.0 m2

THE iQFOIL IN DETAIL

 

THE FOIL 

STARBOARD IQFOIL FOIL SET
Back to back 2017/2018 World Champion and Vice World Champion and the most successful racing foil in windsurfing to date: this is the foil that started the iQFoil project and the foil that made foiling in the Olympics a possibility. Its innovative racing geometry was the breakthrough that enabled foiling to cover Windsurfing Olympics’ wind range and performance requirements.

Components:
900 front wing | 255 tail wing with -2 degree | 115 Plus fuselage | 95 Plus fuselage | 95cm iQFoil mast

 

THE NEW iQFOIL 100

Dimensions: 220x100cm. 208 liter.

The extra-large cutaways, more than double the size of the regular Formula’s and the extremely short nose help the board to plane and take-off in the lightest winds. Once up on the foil, the thicker tail provides extra leverage and control while the short nose allows the board to react instantly to every input from its rider: maximise every gust, fly consistently through lulls, fly deeper downwind and tighter upwind.

Available in Carbon Reflex (as shown in picture) and Starlite construction.

THE NEW iQFOIL 95

Dimensions: 220x95cm. 196 liter.

The iQFoil 95 trims the width down to facilitate transport as check-in baggage. At 95cm, the board packed in a board bag fits comfortably inside airport scanners. The iQFoil 95 also includes deeper cut-aways than the iQFoil 100 that reduces tail volume and tail surface area. This helps to promote an even easier take-off.

THE NEW iQFOIL 91

Dimensions: 210x91cm. 165 liter.

The Junior model. Its shape is based on the iQFoil 100 with reduced proportions to adapt to lighter riders 40-70 kg: 10cm shorter, 9cm narrower and thinner for easier handling.

Available in Flax Balsa (as shown in picture) and Starlite construction.

CUT AWAYS 

Extra-large cutaways, more than double the size of the regular Formula’s, reduces the wetted area and improves take-off onto the foil.

SHARP RAILS AND BEVELED NOSE

The sharp rails in the tail allows the boards to get planing and reach take off speed more easily. Additionally, the board will bounce off the water if you clip the water surface instead of sticking and throwing you into a catapult. 

The beveled nose improves aerodynamics and ultimately provides more control at high speeds.

RECESSED MAST TRACK 

Deck concave and recessed mast track for a more vertical sailing position while closing the gap between the sail and the deck of the board. 

THE FIN

iQFoil 95 and 100 Recommended fin: Drake Race 68cm (men). 66cm (women)

iQFoil 91 Recommended fin: Drake Race 62cm.

Fins are not included in the board.

HEEL EXTENSION

Heel extenders are available as an aftermarket accessory. They increase the effective width of the board in the tail to add control and increase upwind/downwind angles.

FOOT STRAPS

The iQFoil range comes with a the latest generation of Drake Ultralight straps. These straps are ideal for foiling when foot pressure is lighter than regular windsurfing. The Ultralight’s elongated screw slots also allow the rider to set their back strap extra-wide using hole spacings further apart. This allows the rider’s foot to shift forward for downwind and backwards for upwind, giving perfect trim-adjustment on the fly.

FOIL BOX 

The Foil Box is larger and stronger than a normal fin box to distribute loads over a larger area. It is built using solid sheets of 20 mm thick high-density PVC with 8 mm thick carbon fibre walls, and has a flat, parallel bottom which allows the box 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.

CHOOSE YOUR FOIL – AN OPEN, MODULAR FOIL PLATFORM

Wings, fuselages and masts can be interchanged or upgraded to match rider style, budget, foil racing conditions and sport discipline.

AVAILABLE CONSTRUCTIONS

CARBON REFLEX

THE FLAGSHIP CONSTRUCTION 

The iQFoil 100 and 95 are available in our lightest, flagship construction that combines the lightest biaxial carbon and uni-directional flat-weaved carbon to make the lightest and fastest foil board possible.

FLAX BALSA

OUR MOST INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTION

The iQFoil 95 and 91 are available in our Flax Balsa construction. Natural end-grain balsa covers the bottom of the board, providing the board with its overall stiffness and reduced weight. The full sandwich deck uses natural uni-directional flax fibres and carbon stripes to reinforce and stiffen the most stressed sections.

STARLITE

OUR BEST VALUE OFFERING

The iQFoil 100, 95 and 91 are all available in Starlite construction. 0.6mm Australian pine wood sandwich wrapped with Military grade-glass and laminated with cutting edge Bio Resin. A high quality value package with excellent finish. The Starlite construction feels especially crisp and has extra high impact resistance.

RIDERS’ COMMENTS

ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES

MANGROVES

For every board sold, we plants a mangrove in the Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park, absorbing one ton of CO2 over 20 years. Learn more >

PLASTIC OFFSET PROGRAM

Buy a board and we collect an equivalent of 200 plastic bags from beaches through our Plastic Offset Program. Learn more >

 

 

STARBOARD BLUE

To explore more about Starboard’s environmental initiatives, please visit our Blue website at blue.star-board.com.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

ModelIQFOIL 91IQFOIL 95IQFOIL 100
ConstructionsFlax Balsa | StarliteCarbon Reflex | Flax Balsa | StarliteCarbon Reflex | Starlite
Volume164 l196 l208 l
Length210 cm220 cm220 cm
Width91 cm95 cm100 cm
Tail Width78.8 cm85.6 cm85.4 cm
Thickness15.3 cm16 cm16 cm
Footstrap Rows1 + downwind back position1 + downwind back position1 + downwind back position
FinsNot includedNot includedNot included
Fin BoxesFoil BoxFoil BoxFoil Box
Recommend fin62 cmMen 68 cm | Women 66cmMen 68 cm | Women 66cm
Recommend foilRace/Race ProRace/Race ProRace/Race Pro
Fin Range58 - 66 cm62 - 70 cm62 - 70 cm
Sail Range6.2 - 9.0 m27.0 - 10.0 m27.0 - 10.0 m2
Weight Starlite11.8 kgTBA13.5 kg
Weight Flax Balsa9.6 kgTBA-
Weight Carbon Reflex-10.7 kg10.5 kg