Starboard Hybrid Formula was tested agains Exocet Pacer 300, F2 Lightning, Neil Pryde RS:X and Starboard Hybrid Race. The Starboard Hybrid Formula came out as test winner.
About the Hybrid Class:
Racing on a single board that works from 3 to 33 knots, with design updates allowed only once every 4 years and with simple equipment price limitations set, the concept of Hybrid Class has gained steady popularity since its introduction in January 2006.
In France, the Hybrid Class has become the official FFV Youth class and the Starboard Hybrid Race and Hybrid Formula are amongst the 5 officially selected Hybrid boards.
Hard facts – Starboard Hybrid Formula
Manufacturer: Starboard, star-board.com
Length: 277 (planing) 297 (non-planing)
Width: 80 cm
Volume: 230 L
Sail range: 6,0 – 11,0
SURF magazine’s May 2006 issue – Starboard Hybrid Formula
The Starboard Hybrid Formula together with the Olympic RS:X led the Hybrid group test as the board that was always one of the fastest in all conditions, always one of the top two choices by each test rider: “From all 5 boards, the Hybrid Formula has the most neutral concept with a touch of a long Raceboard. Whether in light winds, with daggerboard down and mast track in the front position like a long raceboard, or in strong winds in any direction, the Hybrid Formula remained very controlled, stable and always one of the fastest. Conclusion: The first choice for hobby racer who want to compete with a Hybrid board in the new raceboard class.”