Monty Spindler: founder of Loftsails | Photo: Ludovic Franco/Loftsails

The story of Monty Spindler, one of the most prominent personalities in the history of windsurfing, has been revealed in a movie.

He sailed everything - from Optimist and Laser dinghies to Original Windsurfer and Formula sailboards. Monty Spindler bought his first windsurfer from Ken Winner, in the mid-1970s.

He began making windsurfing sails, and worked with multiple sailing inventors, including Michael Ready, Stuart Jamison, and Newman Darby. However, Spindler owes his much of his sail design knowledge to Kame Richards. Both sailmakers produced the earliest mylar windsurfing sails.

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Ross Williams: horizontal domination | Photo: Richard Whitson

Ross Williams has conquered the prestigious 2015 Tiree Wave Classic, held in the iconic Scottish island.

United Kingdom's premier and oldest windsurfing event returned in full swing in 2015. The ultimate British wave sailing contest was run for the 29th year at the new Kirkapol headquarters, in Gott Bay.

"The only negative about this event is that I have to leave. The waves weren't huge during my heats, but you really see the potential and in that respect Scotland is the perfect stage! Every time I'm here I'm impressed with the amateur fleet pushing each other," underlined Ben Proffitt, one of the veterans of the Tiree Wave Classic.

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Charline Picon: fast and French | Photo: ISAF

French windsurfer Charline Picon, and Russian kiteboarder Elena Kalinina have been nominated for the 2015 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards.

Charline Picon is one of the fastest RS:X windsurfers in the world right now. The French bullet won the ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014, Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia 2014, and Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2015.

She earned herself a ticket to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by storming the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander. Charline Picon will represent France in the Olympics for the second time.

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