Jesper Orth: new deal, new sails

KA Sails is the latest brand to join the PWA, and at the same time they bring us news that they've signed a deal with top PWA slalom racer, Jesper Orth (RRD, KA).

KA are bringing a wealth of products to the market this year, with already proven results. The first being the Koncept, a sail with 3 cams and a narrower luff sleeve which has successfully driven no fewer than 2 sailors to break the 50 knot barrier for a 2 second peak.

It also holds the all time fastest 5x10 second average speed on GPSSS. Their next range is the brand new and more full-blooded KArace which features a lower aspect, wider luff sleeve, and 5 cams.

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Gutek Kurczewski: new boards, new challenges

The 2009 Junior Slalom World Champion and top overall junior Gutek Kurczewski from Poland has joined Angulo Boards.

Gutek started windsurfing in 2004, and has been racing since 2008. Already a world champion, he is ready with tools to defend his titles. “Right now, with these Magnum boards, I know I have good weapons to defend my 2009 title” says only 16 year old Gutek.

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Curacao Challenge: the training schemes have begun

With just two weeks to go to the main event, local windsurf club Windfreaks held a final big downwind slalom competition on the Spanish Water.

The months of training really showed off as all competitors improved significantly with their race starts and completion of the turns. It was quite a show with some good wind speeds despite of the forecasts.

Highlights of the day were Victor Wederfoort’s comeback wins after a bad second heat, the overall win of (freestyler) Felix Martina and big improvements for Indigo Kooij in the B-class.

We have to wait until the first week of April to see how they compare against the international field of competitors. But for those traveling to Curacao, the windsurfers are ready to take the stage and crown a local winner this year!

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