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X-15 CLASS

ONE-DESIGN WING FOIL

The X-15 Class. A one-design wing foil racing discipline – why?

There are many popular one-design classes in both sailing and windsurfing. But, until now, there have not been any one-design wingfoil classes. So here we are. Together, Starboard and FreeWing have stepped up to the plate to introduce one-design wingfoil racing.

Why one-design racing though? Well, it’s a whole lot more fun when everyone is in the same “race car”! One-design racing is popular, largely because homogenous equipment inherently introduces elements of fairness. That means no decisions, and no second guessing. And the gear stays the same for longer so you don’t have to update it every year – avoiding the much criticised “pay to win” or “pay to play” aspects of traditionally material-driven sports like sailing where costly more advanced equipment creates a huge advantage for those who wield it.

We felt like a lot of riders wanted to see this in winging – to enjoy the benefits that one-design brings. That’s why we’re here, and that’s what this is: The X-15 Class – one-design wing foil racing featuring the latest cutting-edge equipment.

 

May the best rider win. 

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

The X-15 Class Equipment

FreeWing PRO V2 Wing

The Freewing Pro V2 wings are extraordinarily fast, stable and durable wings, built with lightweight, durable Ultra PE – Ho’okipa airframe and Ultra Warp canopy.

Starboard X-15 Foilboard

The X-15 board has already proven to be a game changer in winging, a design that gets going in light winds and can be taken to the highest of speeds.

Starboard Foils 560 & 820

The Foil has 2 front wings, 560 and 820.

Completed X-15 Class Events

Italy // July, 2-5 – See results >

Holland // July, 15-16 – See results >

Norway // July, 29-30 – See results >

 

Upcoming X-15 Class Events

Germany – 18-20th August // Foil Festival – Seebrücke, Schönberger Strand
Poland – 25-27 August // KiteCup – Rewa, Poland
England ~ September – Hosted by Tushingham (TBC)
France – 23-24 September // Grand Pavois, La Rochelle
Spain – 30 September – 1 October // Jorcani (TBC)
Thailand – November (TBC) // Windsurfing Association of Thailand
Hong Kong – November (TBC) // Windsurfing Ass. of Hong Kong