Icarus

Man has dreamed of flight for eons

Avanti is proud to offer a product painstakingly developed to bring you ever closer to the limitless realm of our feathered friends. We know riding a foil is special. Some compare the feeling to floating in bottomless powder. Others marvel at the efficiency of slicing smoothly above a turbulent sea. After years of development, and backed by a deep history in foil-bourne craft, Avanti is proud to finally release ICARUS… and it’s EPIC.

The Icarus focuses on the concpet of using a minimal sail size for maximum delivery. The foiling revolution has us sailing in lighter winds than ever before, and through design, we can now do this with smaller sail sizes than ever imagined. The Icarus features a relatively narrow mid-wdith sock, and a skeleton lightly balanced on Avanti Arc Cambers for super easy rotation. True shaping carries a solid 3/4 of the way up the planform. The the tighter twist flow and short boom length work in harmony to deliver unmatched drive per square meter, without excessive back-hand pressure.

Icarus Graphic

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 blush 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

Sails Icarus 20

Special Features

Low Batten Count. Less battens means less weight.

Traditional Construction. The Icarus features standard film sailbody construction for accessibility and wide market appeal.

Shorter booms. Shorter booms keep sails efficient and comfortable over the range.

Less Twist. A straighter leech increases drive and power dramatically. Altogether the sail shaping works in harmony with itself, allowing takeoff at super-low wind speeds.

Low Foot. With an outline designed to work on a modern foilboard, the low foot keeps drive low, and helps create an aerodynamic fence for increased efficiency, particularly in the low end mode.

Extra-Wide Boom Opening. It is easy to over-run one’s wind on a foilboard, especially when driving downwind and into a jibe. Being able to comfortably grab the mast above boom mid-maneuver is a huge benefit. With a comfortable hand on the mast, one can actively push the clew around and avoid an unwanted splash-down.

New for 2020

Integral G-10 clew board. An integral clew stiffening board is riveted to the sailbody for superior load distribution.

Pulley

Specifications

SIZELUFFBOOMBASEBATTENSCAMSMASTWEIGHT
4.53981483042370 RDMTBA
5.54211662353400 RDMTBA
6.54511842353430 RDMTBA
7.54801962253460 SDMTBA
8.55092102153490 SDMTBA

Technical Layout

Sails Icarus 20