Five brand new videos are now available as a resource free of charge for clubs, federations, schools, or anyone else looking for help while guiding young sailors on their iQFOiL Journey.

To simplify and get everyone involved, the iQFOiL class, in collaboration with Starboard and World Sailing, has created a complete video guide to iQFOiL, giving insights into the equipment setup and formats demonstrating exactly how easy it is to learn windsurfing, foiling and racing. With the technical beginner’s education based on the RYA’s windsurfing teaching models, the iQFOiL video guide is here to make learning windsurfing and foiling more accessible than ever before.

iQfoil Youth & Junior World Championship 2022 Engadingwind 2022 24 August, 2022 © Sailing Energy / Engadinwind

Value And Growing Participation Are Key

Minimising costs for parents, clubs and federations and offering a simple, streamlined pathway for kids while growing participation at all levels of the sport is one of the mission statements of the new iQFOiL class. That’s also why the Junior and Youth equipment was designed for kids to learn their first steps on the same board that they will later take their first flights on and even keep racing till they are U19’s. The iQFOiL Youth gear is selected for the World Sailing Youth World Championships for the next four years.

Windsurfing’s new Olympic class, iQFOiL, is growing in popularity by the minute. With exciting new racing formats and a streamlined pathway from junior to olympian, this new foiling class brings together windsurfers and sailors from all classes. Are you ready to join the IQFOiL party?

Rob Holden, World Sailing Training Delivery Manager Comments On The iQFOiL85 Surface2Air Concept: Sailing is an amazing diverse sport with a lot to offer people of all ages and abilities, but it has some challenges when we wish to develop the sport globally. The Starboard Surface to Air has smashed some of these barriers; the board is accessible with an easy pathway from learning to windsurf through conventional windsurfing to flying(foiling). It can be travelled around the world and leads to the Olympic class the iQFOiL. More importantly, it is fun, modern, and attractive to teenagers. I am excited by the prospects of this board attracting new people to the sport, keeping people in the sport, and changing people’s lives through the sport.’

Access The Complete Guide To Windsurfing And The iQFOiL Class Here Now:

#1 START WINDSURFING | Learn How To Windsurf | Basic First Steps

List Of Contents:

• How To Set Up The IQFOiL 85 SurfaceToAir For Beginner Windsurfers

• Uphauling Your Sail and Secure Position

• Sailing Position • Static Turn

• Steering and sailing towards the wind • Basic tack

• Basic gybe

• Self Rescue

#2 START WINDSURFING | Using The Harness & Footstraps | Planing And Picking Up Speed

List Of Contents:

• How to set up the IQFOiL 85 SurfaceToAir for planing

• Launching From The Beach And Returning to Shore Securely

• Beach Start

• Intermediate Stance

• Using The Harness

• Basic Pumping

• Using the Footstraps

• Fast Tacking

• Fast Gybe

• Carve Gybe

#3 START WINDSURF FOILING | First Flights | Foiling Up And Down Wind | Foil Gybe

List Of Contents:

• How To Set Up The IQFOiL 85 SurfaceToAir for foiling

• Getting in and out of the water with your foil safely

• Foiling Basic Rules

• First Flights

• Sustained flights

• Increase Speed

• Foil Upwind

• Foil Downwind

• Foil Tacking

• Foil Gybing

4# iQFOIL CLASS JUNIOR TO YOUTH TO OLYMPIAN | EQUIPMENT AND TUNING

List Of Contents:

• Tuning your IQFOiL 85 SurfaceToAir for different wind strength

• Footstraps

• Foil Rake

• Fuselage and Shims/ Backwing Angle

• Mast Foot Position

5# THE iQFOiL CLASS: DIFFERENT FORMATS AND COURSES

List Of Contents:

• Course Racing

• Slalom (Sprint & Downwind)

• Marathon

• Medal Race 

Starboard Foils recommends that riders use Tef-Gel :

Tef-Gel is a water-resistant PTFE based paste that prevents metal oxidation and corrosion due to galvanneous flows between different metals.

A small amount of Tef-Gel is sufficient to prevent corrosion between different metals and materials (aluminium, stainless steel, carbon…)

Tef-Gel applied to both bolt and threaded hole surfaces leaves a solid film of PTFE, which prevents corrosion welding.

Tef-Gel can also be used as a seawater resistant lubricant and sealant to prevent water penetration.

As Tef-Gel contains no volatile solvents, it does not evaporate, freeze or dry out and provides long-lasting protection for components, allowing easy disassembly.

Brest – Rade de Brest – FRANCE – Date: 3rd November 2022 – 19.00 UTC

The 2022 Annual General Assembly (AGM) of the International iQFOiL Class Association was staged during the 2022 iQFOiL Youth & Junior European Championships in BREST, France.

To access the Minutes it’s HERE

SUBMISSIONS
The deadline for iQFOiL Class Full Members & the iQFOiL Executive Committee to send a submission for iQFOiL Class Annual General Assembly was closed by 2400hrs UTC on 4th October 2022.

6 submissions were received as follows :

YJ AGM 01-22 (FRA)

Equipment – Change 8m2 sail shape for U19 girls

YJ AGM 02-22 (FRA)

Equipment – Harness weight

YJ AGM 03-22 (FRA)

Equipment – National Flag in U17 Sails

YJ AGM 04-22 (FRA)

Race Management – Separate the U17 fleet and U19 fleet in two course areas

YJ AGM 05-22 (FRA)

Race Management – To limit the rate of heat races at 50% of the total of races

YJ AGM 06-22 (FRA)

Race Management – Limit the number of Ribs (motor boats) allow on the water during a championship

ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT AND THE MEMBERS OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The following nominations were received for the position of the Class President:

Lorand UTASSY (HUN)

Ronnie MEIR (ISR)

The following nominations were received for position of the Class Executive Committee Member:

Marja HOVELING (ARU)

Nick DEBO (BEL)

Stéphan ROCHE (FRA)

Lorand UTASSY (HUN)

Alistair MASTERS (GBR)

Ronnie MEIR (ISR)

Farrah HALL (USA)

2022 International iQFOiL Youth & Junior Class Association Annual General Assembly ended at 21.47

The mission of the World Sailing Emerging Nations Program (ENP) is to increase the number of sailors participating at international major events, with the objective of narrowing the performance gap and promoting worldwide competition.

The International iQFOiL Youth & Junior Class Association is supporting the ENP by providing an expert iQFOiL Class coach for competitors who are nationals of and compete for emerging nations.

If you are interested in becoming the future iQFOiL Youth & Junior Class Coach, please send the application below to: info@iqfoilclass.org

Application form : here

The iQFoil Youth&Junior Class consistently aims to reduce their impact across as many touch points as possible. As a result, the Class recommends that sailors obtain their stickers from South East Signage. 

Our choice to support South East Signage has many reasons. The company is run by windsurfer Sam Latham, who has raced on RS:X and slalom. Meaning the concept behind the stickers is backed by the knowledge of the important qualities needed for the sail sticker to be premium quality. After concerns with the vast amount of waste going into landfills by print companies, Sam has spent the last 18 months investing, designing and creating a custom solution for the marine environment to help minimise waste to landfills. 

The new eco sticker concept has already reduced the company’s landfill waste by two thirds. The stickers use virtually no harsh chemicals and instead use natural water-based inks. The stickers are almost entirely made and sourced locally, significantly reducing their carbon footprint. These stickers are recyclable, and South East Signage can guarantee this if returned to them. 

South East Signage has more in the pipeline. By working towards a zero waste to landfill solution for the release liners and reducing CO2 emissions even further. Whilst the producer already offsets its carbon emissions, further actions are in place to minimise air freight delivery. South East Signage is organising with Team GB and the Class to drive bulk orders to event sites.

Read more on the Q&A below. 

Click here to order stickers.

Questions and Answer Text

South East Signage works on many areas to reduce their environmental impact, let’s take a look.

What are these stickers made from?

Their stickers are made from Polypropylene (PP). To our knowledge, this is currently the least impactful sticker material. The material is also 37% lighter than standard sticker materials. 

What is the end of life situation for these stickers?

These stickers are recyclable! PP plastic is a highly sought after material. However, only a few specific recyclers will recycle this. Give your sticker to the sticker ambassador from Team GB who will take these back to the South East Signage for recycling! Standard PVC stickers will end up in landfills with no further use.

How can I tell if it’s an eco sticker?

Look for this logo:

(If it does not have this logo, it cannot be recycled).

Are they less sticky because they are eco?

These stickers are stickier. South East Signage and the manufacturers run tests of the adhesives and these came out the strongest! You only have to make sure you carefully apply the stickers to secure the bond. Instructions are provided with every order.

What type of ink is used?

Water-based inks are Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) free and work well with the PP material. Meaning, less chemical vapour in the air at room temperature. Unlike Chemical based solvents, which are toxic to users and the environment, very difficult to safely dispose of. 

What type of glue is used?

Water-based, using fewer chemicals than PVC stickers.

Can we recycle the backing paper?

The paper is layered in a material that makes it hard to recycle. For now, South East Signage is working on a recycling solution for these sticker liners. Keep these safe!

What is the sticker’s travel footprint like?

Many ingredients are made in the UK and travel a short distance. Orders will either be; delivered in bulk to events or taken to events with one of the Team GB riders. Meaning the carbon footprint is kept to a minimum as no additional modes of transport are needed. Standard sticker materials are likely to travel huge distances with component manufacture happening in many locations.

Are the stickers applied differently?

Yes! It is important to apply the stickers dry, not wet. The best way is to use masking tape. Hold the sticker in place and apply it in two halves, making it more manageable. Use a soft squeegee. View the South East Signage Instagram page for tutorials. 

How do I order the stickers?

Head to the online store using the link below, via mobile, tablet or computer. 1% goes toward climate removal programs when you pay via Credit Card. PayPal is also available. Order stickers here! 

When will the stickers arrive?

Stickers are normally dispatched within 2-3 business days. 

International shipping will arrive within 5-10 days for most destinations, with an express option available depending on the destination, this takes 2-5 days.

South East Signage updates their social media and website when they are able to offer free shipping to European events. If you have a friend flying from the UK to you, please message us and we can send the stickers to the UK destination for flying.

Who do I know who’s used the stickers?

A large portion of Team GB and quite a few USA sailors. To name a few: Tom Squires, Sarah Jackson, Nik Baker, Alice Read, Matt Barton, Team Aruba, Danicka Sailer, Mani, Pahuatini, Emma Wilson, Nico Perez,  Fiona Wylde. Antonio Cozzolino.

What are the delivery costs?

To reduce emissions we are working with Team GB to take orders to events. However, as a sailor, you are aware of how logistic plans regularly change. The most secure way of guaranteeing that your order arrives is to place group orders through the site. Delivery is free delivery for large orders (depending on location). We are also working with the iQFOiL Class to arrange key events where orders can be collected on-site. Please keep an eye on our social media for more information. 

Take a look at other reduction impacts by South East Signage.

Click here to view the stickers.