- 12 January 2012 | Windsurfing
Antoine Albeau, one of the best windsurfers in the world, has signed a contract deal with the windsurfing brand RRD. The multiple world windsurfing champion is making an historic move to the Italian family led by Roberto Ricci, from Grosseto.
"The Frenchmen is the highest profile athlete in windsurfing that has ever entered in our family. His great windsurfing experience on water surfaces of all kind of the whole planet will push our R&D team to develop boards and construction technologies that will be tested in the toughest conditions, where only top performance is the number 1 priority", explains Roberto Ricci.
"We know Antoine is a highly demanding sailor of equipment trim and a perfectionist on every detail of his preparation before the race and we gladly take the challenge to prove the world that, together, we will be second to none", he adds.
Antoine Albeau will also help RRD in the development of new SUP boards designs, where the Frenchman has gained great experience. The alliance between RRD and Antoine Albeau is valid for the next three years.
Antoine started windsurfing at the age of 5, on the island of Ré, west coast of France. Guided by his father, Antoine became a professional windsurfer in 1992. Since then, he has accumulated many national and international titles and is now considered as one of the best windsurfers in the world.