Pro FW Desktop Wallpapers

By May 6, 2008Downloads

A short while ago someone asked if there were any good images out there of Pro Formula sailors they could use as desktop wallpapers. A short scout of the windsurfing sites out there and it was quickly decided that there isn’t a single desktop wallpaper out there of anyone sailing Formula bar the small few available on Star-Board.com. In retaliation, I have compiled a series of 12 of the best images I could find of a few of the top Pro’s in Formula Windsurfing and made them available to download for FREE right here on CarbonSugar. Various screen-resolutions are available. Enjoy!

Obviously I haven’t made them in every single screen-resolution however I’ve targeted the most commonly used based on the user-stats of this website. I’ve also provided the screen-ratios so if you have a different screen-resolution you can find the appropriate ratio’d version and it should still display nicely. For example if you run a 1280×800 resolution, the Widescreen 16:10 version will fit perfectly on your screen.

Briefly, a quick thank-you to all the sailors who donated their photos for me to use for these wallpapers. I will add some more down the track as better images become available. To give credit where its due, the list of wallpapers includes:

Photographers include John Carter, Tam Hohnberg and John O’Brien however all images have been edited, airbrushed and otherwise touched-up by myself.

Enjoy.

Alberto Menegatti (ITA-456)

1600×1200 (Fullscreen 4:3)
1680×1050 (Widescreen 16:10)
1280×1024 (Fullscreen 5:4)
1024×768 (Fullscreen 4:3)

Antoine Albeau (FRA-192)

1600×1200 (Fullscreen 4:3)
1680×1050 (Widescreen 16:10)
1280×1024 (Fullscreen 5:4)
1024×768 (Fullscreen 4:3)

Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (ARG-3)

1600×1200 (Fullscreen 4:3)
1680×1050 (Widescreen 16:10)
1280×1024 (Fullscreen 5:4)
1024×768 (Fullscreen 4:3)

FW Startline

1600×1200 (Fullscreen 4:3)
1680×1050 (Widescreen 16:10)
1280×1024 (Fullscreen 5:4)
1024×768 (Fullscreen 4:3)

Sean O’Brien (AUS-120)

1600×1200 (Fullscreen 4:3)
1680×1050 (Widescreen 16:10)
1280×1024 (Fullscreen 5:4)
1024×768 (Fullscreen 4:3)

Jesper Vesterstrøm (DEN-111)

1600×1200 (Fullscreen 4:3)
1680×1050 (Widescreen 16:10)
1280×1024 (Fullscreen 5:4)
1024×768 (Fullscreen 4:3)

Chris Ting / Rick Murray / Murray Towndrow

1600×1200 (Fullscreen 4:3)
1680×1050 (Widescreen 16:10)
1280×1024 (Fullscreen 5:4)
1024×768 (Fullscreen 4:3)

Steve Allen / Jesper Vesterstrøm

1600×1200 (Fullscreen 4:3)
1680×1050 (Widescreen 16:10)
1280×1024 (Fullscreen 5:4)
1024×768 (Fullscreen 4:3)

Sean O’Brien (AUS-120)

1600×1200 (Fullscreen 4:3)
1680×1050 (Widescreen 16:10)
1280×1024 (Fullscreen 5:4)
1024×768 (Fullscreen 4:3)

Jesper Vesterstrøm (DEN-111)

1600×1200 (Fullscreen 4:3)
1680×1050 (Widescreen 16:10)
1280×1024 (Fullscreen 5:4)
1024×768 (Fullscreen 4:3)

Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (ARG-3)

1600×1200 (Fullscreen 4:3)
1680×1050 (Widescreen 16:10)
1280×1024 (Fullscreen 5:4)
1024×768 (Fullscreen 4:3)

CarbonSugar.com

1600×1200 (Fullscreen 4:3)
1680×1050 (Widescreen 16:10)
1280×1024 (Fullscreen 5:4)
1024×768 (Fullscreen 4:3)

Join the discussion 14 Comments

  • herm says:

    Nice! The second pic is really soft and calm for a nice desktop on my work-laptop..

  • Bjarke says:

    Completely aggree. Thanks a bunch for pulling this off.

  • Sean OBrien says:

    Thanks guys!

    Yeah, that pic of Antoine is really good. I changed the water colour a fair bit from the the original Starboard shot and widened it out to take Antoine out of the middle. I’ve used that image so many times now; FW-Oceanics 2008 poster, Oceanics website and various other windsurfing events here in Australia. Its one of those “classic” shots.

    If only I had a helicopter to take some shots like that of me!!

  • Chris says:

    What about sailor credits to Muz, Rick, and Chris? It’s not often we’re placed along side the worlds best…. ; )

  • Sean OBrien says:

    Chris, are you sure that is Rick?? I didn’t recognise the yellow uphaul.

  • Chris says:

    Who else would be on an 11.8 RS racing with a bright yellow uphaul? There are no “German” harness lines or booties, so it can’t be Uncle Mike. It’s not a blue boom, so it can’t be Sam.

  • Sean OBrien says:

    @ Chris, ok credit where it is due. I’ve updated the wallpaper to include you, Rick and Muz…

  • jeff says:

    nice!
    how about 1920X1200?

    jeff

  • Sean OBrien says:

    Hi Jeff,

    1920×1200 should be 16:10 widescreen resolution, so the 1680×1050 would fit the dimensions (however, its making it a little bigger so depending on what image you use, it might be a little pixelated). See how it goes anyhow…

    I picked the top 4 screen resolutions based on this site’s visitors in the past 6 months … I think there was only about 10-20 people in total with 1920×1200 vs about 10,000 with 1280×1024 or similar for 1680×1050!

    I knew I couldn’t please everyone! haha.

  • Great desktop screen savers. I have no decent windsurfing pics/ screensavers for my laptop and will enjoy showing these off..

  • Bruce says:

    What about sailor credits to Muz, Rick, and Chris? It’s not often we’re placed along side the worlds best…. ; )

  • Sean OBrien says:

    hey??? They are credited….

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