Sebastian Kornum: where's Vincent Langer?

Sebastian Kornum and Vincent Langer won the Rollei Summer Opening 2014, at the Brandenburger Strand, in Sylt.

The wind conditions allowed spectacular performances on all five regatta days. With a total of 18 races and 80.000 spectators, the Funboard Racing Championships will enter history as one of the most successful events.

In the Formula Racing division, and after eleven races, Sebastian Kornum, from Denmark, showed strong sailing by winning seven bullets. Janis Preiss managed to secure a second position, and German windsurfer Vincent Langer ended up in third.


Antoine Albeau: ready for the fiesta

Antoine Albeau has conquered the 2014 Catalunya Costa Brava World Cup, the first stage of the Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) World Tour.

In the final day of competition, Albeau took a massive, and ultimately decisive step towards the event crown with his second bullet of the week in race four. He was crowned the King of Costa Brava for the third year in a row.

Amazingly, the podium was also occupied solely by the French as they showed they are the dominant force in the Slalom world right now, as Cyril Moussilmani and Pierre Mortefon claimed second and third respectively.


North Sails: a brand founded in 1957 by Lowell North

North Sails, the brand founded in 1957 by Lowell North, has been acquired by Oakley Capital, a private equity firm.

North Sails Group is a leader in sailmaking technology, holding the patent for 3Di, a construction process resulting in high performance non-panelled composite sails.

The insignia is the sailmaker of choice on the majority of America's Cup. The brand also manufactures more 3D and panelled cruising sails than any other sailmaker in the world.