Matteo Iachino: the winner's smile | Photo: TWS Windsurf

Matteo Iachino finished the Tenerife King of Downwind 2015 in the first place.

The 17-kilometer downwind marathon was run between El Poris and the bay of El Medano, in Tenerife, Spain.

The Tenerife King of Downwind had no marks in the water; there were only some boats around for security reasons and to film the event.

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Phil McGain: driving MauiSails to winds of change | Photo: Olivier Perkins/MauiSails

Phil McGain, president of MauiSails, has released an official statement regarding rumors involving problems between the brand and sponsored racers.

In 2015, MauiSails didn't renew the sponsorship agreements with some their top windsurfers. However, the brand has an explanation for the recent developments.

"Towards the end of last year, our sails production cycle was modified; from ordering and manufacturing sails on a monthly basis, we had to move to ordering and manufacturing on a quarterly basis, as requested by the factory in China," says McGain.

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Steve Allen: a victory by a single point | Photo: Rob Plim

Steve Allen has claimed the 2015 Downunder Pro, at Lake Macquarie, Australia.

Over the three-day regatta, windsurfers completed seven races at picturesque Belmont. The Downunder Pro - Formula Windsurfing Oceanic & Australian Championships crowned Allen, ahead of Janis Preiss and defending champion Sean O'Brien.

"I'm really happy that I managed to win three of the seven races in such difficult conditions and with a strong fleet," stated Allen, who won the title by a single point.

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