Starboard was founded in 1995, and is a subsidiary of the Natural Corporation
registered in Western
Samoa. The commercial head quarters and production facilities are in Thailand
. Development centers are situated on the windy islands of New Caledonia
and Maui, in cooperation with light wind gear development in
the Bay of Siam
Svein Rasmussen, the first and only winner of all disciplines in a Production
Board World Championship,
4 x world champion, a participant in the first Olympic Games, and 10 years
on the world tour.
Joe Vivatvarin, is the daily manager at the Thai head quartesr.
Jean Louis Colmas from New Caledonia, former
French and New Caledonian Champion in Div 2, and fun board . Jean Louis
is also the father of the wood sandwich technology.
California , the man who built and sailed the first ever windsurfer. Jim's
main projects are the Formula and the Fish. He now also works with Matt
Schweitzer on the development of the Friendship, a classic freestyle board.
Jim's new low aspect fins the Go 33cm and Formula 40 cm foiled in collaboartion
with Curtis Hesselgrave promotes sailing in shallow waters.
, fresh world cup sailor ,with exceptional design talents. Jamie designed
and shaped the W75L and designed the new W52 and W 55. Jamie also co-designed
the GO board with Svein.
involved in all designs work, and also tests every master board before
the man who broke the 40 knots speed barriere on a windsurfing board.
.Erik and Jim have combined probably the most hydrodynamic /aerodynamics
knowledge and experience in our industry .
current Production Wave Board World Champion, is one of a few PWA sailors
who use production boards. He assist in refinements of our legendary wave
Create renewed interest for windsurfing by exploring trend setting standards
in quality , innovation ,construction, design and performance of sailboards.
The first wood/sandwich Starboards entering the market in 1995 gave birth
to a new standard for light weight sandwich boards. Starboard has remained
a technology and design leader. Today most quality brands build their
boards with wood reinforcements from Starboard's Australian pine wood
technology was voted the best combination of toughness and light weight
by American Windsurfer magazine in 1999. Starboard has been winning 3
Production World Championships in 4 years, and now boosts a team of 90
team sailors world wide
1. Starboard GO.The GO brings windsurfing
to a wider public and is viewed as the "new beginning "of our
sport .The Go was voted board of the year by several windsurfing magazines
and also won the Canadian championships 1999. The Go class is racing in
the North Sea cup, and will this year be the official Junior class in
the 20th Siam Cup. Our goal is to develop the worlds first int. one design
class , and become the next ISAF official Junior class ,acting as the
recruit class for Formula Windsurfing once it gets Olympic status.
Breaking the current outright speed world record
( 46 knots ) held by Yelllow Pages . Erik Beale will spend 2 months in
the South of france with his new wood /Dyneema speed needles to go beyond