Finian Maynard joins Gaastra

Gaastra International are proud to announce that top PWA Slalom Competitor, Finian Maynard has just inked a deal to ride Gaastra sails for the 2010 season.

Finian is most famous for his blistering speed on the race course proven by his 2nd overall on the PWA slalom tour in 2009 as well as holding down the ISWC Speed World Title from this past season. The bottom line is that this dude is fast!!!

Finian will be riding the 2010 Vapors and has already spent some time on the sails.

“I know what I like in a racing sail, quick acceleration and a limitless top end with easy to handle control- I worked with Dan Kaseler back in the day, we accomplished a lot together and I feel right back at home with his latest creations!” says Finian.

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Jesper Vesterstrøm

Severne sails are proud to announce that Pro Windsurfer Jesper Vesterstrøm will be joining the Severne Racing team.

Jesper is a world-class windsurfer achieving outstanding results in his career. Known to be an ambassador for the sport, he inspires people in the way he lives his dream every day. Besides training and racing, he is also involved in youth work and training camps.

Jesper is one of the few who have managed to combine his corporate business life and a living in the windsurfing industry. He is very professional and works hard to achieve his goals.

”I am very excited to move to Severne sails. A lot has happened over the last year development wise and investing in top riders like Bjorn Dunkerbeck and Steve Allen shows that the brand wants to see the results of their most extensive R&D program ever. I really look forward to be a part of the team and win as many races as possible.”

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Jules Denel

The talented young Frenchman, Jules Denel (Exocet) has just landed himself an awesome deal to use the full range of former PWA World Champion Patrice Belbeoch’s equipment lines. This will include the newly launched XO sails and the well-proven Exocet boards.

Denel has been on the tour for a couple of years now and is steadily improving his Slalom ranking, as well as making an assault on the wave tour. At just 19 years old, he has plenty of years left to make his mark on the World Tour.

“I have a strong desire to continue to work hard, to progress, to listen, and to take advantage of my breakthrough at Sylt this year. It really lifted me to another level, and I’m super happy about my competitive equipment from XO sails and Exocet, as well as the opportunity of learning from the rest of the team and Patrice Belbeoch himself.

The attitude amongst the racers on the international Exocet team is great and it largely contributed to my good results in the 2009 season. It is of course also an honour and an inspiration to be one of the first XO sails racers out there, and I will do my very best to prove I’m worthy of the trust given to me.

I’m off to Fuerteventura now to get some sailing in, hopefully I’ll get plenty of footage and pictures from there. I’m looking forward to another exciting season on the PWA tour in 2010!”