The super lightweight, cammed Icarus range of windfoil specific monofilm sails are set to get riders flying in the lightest of airs versus the actual wind strength. As an example, the Icarus 5.5m elevates Foilshop UK’s 90kg rider in 8-10 knots. Its higher aspect design, with 3 cams, immediately gives the Icarus pre-shape, enabling riders to harness the slightest puff of wind whilst remaining efficient, slipping through the air effortlessly.
Foiling gybes are as easy as can be, the Icarus driving riders through the turn progressively with a dependable pull. Whilst not a specific ‘foilstyle’ sail the accomplished will still be able to throw in a ‘move’ or two as can be seen in the vid below.
If speed’s your thing then you’ll be rewarded with the Avanti Sails Icarus. Foil racers need apply elsewhere whereas the freerider will take comfort the Icarus can hold its own against the foil slalom crowd. Partner with a higher aspect foil, like the Axis S-Series Glide 900mm, for engaging upwind/downwind runs.
Avanti Sails Icarus foil specific sail (monofilm) details below –
‘My personal background in foiling gave me an edge in approaching ICARUS. There is a lot of history from which I have pulled ideas. In boardsports, my first brush with bulky aluminum foils dates back decades. More recently I became obsessed with the moth dinghy and kite foil setups. We are really excited to take all those hard earned lessons of apparent-wind sailing from our whole team and pour them into a windsurf sail which is truly special.’
– Dan Kaseler