The new Formula line has been developed around the 2017 model which gave us so many great results, first of all the Formula Windsurfing Youth Worlds title won by Alberto Menegatti. We also finished at the third place in the sail manufacturers ranking of the EURO CUP, only beaten by Neil Pryde and Gaastra who have much stronger teams than us.
The sail is very similar to last year’s model, with some adjustments on the twist and the center cambers. The sizes stay the same and we also keep the slalom sizes 8,4 7,4 and 6,4, that were developed on traditional slalom boards as well as the new generation boards as the Hypersonics.
Many improvements have also been made on the construction. The shape is given by horizontal seams under the batten pockets, and the sail features a small luffpanel in X-ply, a stronger material to widstand the wrikles of the rigging. Tack patch and clew patch have been completely redesigned, and every seam and weak point has been protected with generous use of insignia patches, this construction is stronger but not heavier, the materials have been used in a more intelligent way. This will avoid completely any seam slippage or failure. The construction of the sail is super light, with the main area of the sail in 125 micron monofilm and only the top and foot in more stable 175 micron. The Formula has 8 battens (7 tubes) with 4 camber inducers to get the maximum draft stability and load distribution. The battens are placed alternatively on both sides of the sail to get a simmetrical load distribution. The mastsleeve is built in 5 pieces, with a narrow front tape in stronger material for added strenght, and light Dacron side panels. The top of the mastsleeve features the LOW STRETCH HEAD, with Kevlar reinforced X-ply, which takes control of the high loads in this area, allowing a better control of the twist of the top.
The FORMULA will perform at its best with the new YES PERFORMANCE 100 masts, but also the 75 can be used, in particular on the smaller sizes.
Model Size Ideal Mast Luff Boom Camber Battens
Formula 6,4 6,4 mq 430/21 440 cm 199 cm 4 8
Formula 7,4 7,4 mq 460/29 469 cm 218 cm 4 8
Formula 8,4 8,4 mq 490/29 495 cm 241 cm 4 8
Formula 9,0 9,0 mq 490/29 504 cm 248 cm 4 8
Formula 9,9 9,9 mq 520/32 534 cm 259 cm 4 8
Formula 11,0 11,0 mq 560/37 565 cm 274 cm 4 8
Formula 12,3 12,3 mq 580/38 588 cm 298 cm 4 8