Loftsails: spreading wings across the planet | Photo: Carter/PWA

Loftsails has announced it has partnered with Equipe Trading B.V. to enhance the brand value and oversee logistics to the company's distributor network.

Loftsails was founded in 2000 by Monty Spindler. The brand has been distributing its windsurfing products via a licensee, but Spindler has decided to change the course of the game.

The founder, originally from the USA, will now focus on product development with the clear goal of winning races, breaking records and producing sails that all windsurfers can benefit.

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Nick Dempsey: gold at home | Photo: onEdition

Nick Dempsey and Flavia Tartaglini tasted gold at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland, in England.

On the final day of competition, the RS:X windsurfers fought for medals in the decisive race. Dempsey crossed the finish line in third, but he rarely finished out of the top two throughout the week.

"For me the event has really gone to plan. It's been six or seven weeks since the last World Cup in Hyeres, and I didn't do so well there, so I wanted to get out on the water and perform again," said Nick Dempsey.

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Natthaphong Phonoppharat: first in Singapore | Photo:

Natthaphong Phonoppharat and Audrey Yong have claimed the RS:X windsurfing gold medals at the 28th South East Asian Games, held in Singapore.

In the last day of competition, the pressure was on and the breeze up. The RS:X Men's medal race was a two-way battle for silver, as Thailand's Natthaphong Phonoppharat already had gold in the bag.

Therefore, the medal race was all about smart decision-making, with the points difference giving all to play for. Leonard Ong, from Singapore, excelled under the pressure and managed the fleet skillfully, to seize the medal race win and celebrate silver medal success. Sulaksana Oka wrapped up bronze.

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