At Provela we promise our guests the best equipment in the best location. With the partnership and support from Forward WIP we can ensure our guests have a fully immersive foiling experience. Not only sailing the best equipment but wearing it to. Forward WIP are clearly the market leaders in clothing and equipment for Foiling and our aims are the same, we want to deliver a high end product, at the forefront of the sport that is fit for purpose.
When we started teaching foiling in 2009 we quickly realised the need for some more modern teaching techniques. Looking at other sports, such as snowboarding, we quickly turned to headsets which keep our Dinghy Foiling Instructors in touch at all times with their trainee foilers. After trying a few sets we committed to BBTalkin, this is due to their sets durability and ease of use. We attach them to helmets for two way conversations which means the foiler can give feedback whilst the instructor concentrates on getting the foiler to the highest level possible.
The F101 was developed here at Provela using everything Alan Hillman had learnt from teaching foiling. The Trimaran is capable of foiling in as little as 6 knots but due to its three hulls it is nearly impossible to capsize. Whilst not foiling, the hulls keep you floating very easily so you can rest while planning your next stage of foiling. Being the home of the F101 Tribe, we are proud to say that this is our entry level foiler for all abilities and sizes. The systems put in place mean our clients can easily adjust the settings, including ride height during sailing.
Nacra 15 FCS ONE
Answering the increasing popularity of single-handed sailing, Nacra 15 FCS ONE is a full foiling, single-handed version of Nacra 15 FCS. The key difference is the sail configuration including a super-efficient deck sweeper mail sail, without jib. Single-handed sailing is independent, can be highly competitive and is so much fun.
Nacra 18 FCS
This F18 is ready for full foiling, designed to fly in a wide range of weather conditions and to make competitive catamaran sailing accessible to even more sailors. The Nacra F18 Infusion FCS has been built to meet the highest safety standards. A real treat for the more, or a little less, experienced sailors. The open multifunctional dagger board has been designed to easily transform this foiling Nacra F18 back to a class legal F18 in 30 minutes. The Nacra F18 Infusion FCS offers the ultimate sailing experience.
The White Formula Whisper is one of our favourite boats due to the fact that we can use it in both light and strong winds. It also gives our foilers the chance to get foiling with or without an instructor on board. In light winds we can pop the spinnaker up and it will foil in as little as 8 knots. Whilst learning to get foiling you can feel comfortable on the stable platform that this catamaran offers and you have the choice of trapezing or not. Once up on the foils it's happy to stay up there and cruise along steadily.
One of the original Foiling Moths. The Bladerider, although not in production any more, is still a favourite amongst some of our more experienced sailors. It's a little twitchier than our other boats once foiling, but with its powerful rig, it pops up reasonably easier in stronger winds. For people wanting to get into the Moth fleet there is no better starter boat to learn in. This boat gives our clients the chance to learn in a powerful Moth but without fear of the delicate nature of today’s Moths.
This one design foiling boat is perfect for the lighter weight sailors in strong winds. Once foiling, the Waszp can be very forgiving for a Moth and the controls are relatively easy to set. It has a large, international fleet so we have a lot of new foilers looking to step up into racing foiling boats, starting out with us. You can purchase two rig sizes which means the size of the sailor and wind can be varied. If you are a lighter weight sailor looking to develop into foiling or coming out of the youth classes, our Waszp will be the perfect start for you.