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- 12 February 2008 | Windsurfing
Following the success and take up of the previous shipment of used RSX equipment, Pryde Group UK are pleased to announce that we have committed to a second shipment which has now been delivered and is available to purchase through Boardwise.
The equipment consists of boards, masts, booms and sails. Anybody looking to get into competitive “one design” windsurfing racing can now afford to race RSX without the financial restriction of having to buy brand new. This ex demo kit represents huge savings on new prices and offers an affordable route into the RSX scene.
We have purchased extra sails for those who wish to carry spares or use training rigs between events, i have personally hand chosen these sails myself and am very happy with the quality of equipment we have secured with some of the sails still in their new wrappers!
Once again supply is limited and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. After sales support and warranty will be covered by Boardwise and Pryde Group Uk so whatever purchase you make can be done in complete confidence.
We are committed to building the RSX fleet in the Uk and this is part of the effort being made to ensure that. This equipment represents a more affordable way into the RSX Olympic class and a tentative “toe in the water”. Residual values remain high so as this second hand market builds the class and fleet sizes will benefit as a whole.
Please contact Ian at Boardwise for item descritions, prices and availability. Pictures can be sent, but there is a limited supply so to avoid disappointment you’ll need to act soon.
- 11 February 2008 | Windsurfing
MauiSails is proud to announce the signing of Former World Wave Champion, Josh Angulo, as their “franchise” sailor for the PWA World Cup competitions.
Josh who is born and raised in Hawaii, and now lives in Cabo Verde, is well suited to represent MauiSails. He has competed on the PWA World tour now more than a decade, and has won numerous Wave events, as well as a World Title.
An excited Josh Angulo comments, “I am over the moon to be joining the MauiSails team. Combining my personal efforts and experience with long-time pro, Phil McGain and title winning sailmaker, Barry Spanier, will be the most exciting project of my career.
It’s an honor and a blessing for me to have this strong support system during the prime of my professional life. I look forward to working closely with the guys on development of MauiSails products, and to be able to offer some of my special appreciation of sail performance.
In addition, I’m going to be outfitting Angulo Cabo Verde windsurf centers with MauiSails and rig components. I would like to send out a personal thanks to the entire MauiSails group for inviting me to be a part of it.... Alooohhaaa! "
Team Captain, Phil McGain expressed, “We are excited to be working with Josh. He’s an explosive and innovative wave sailor and will add a new dimension to MauiSails’ development and performance image.
We are confident that Josh will be extremely fast on MauiSails TR-4 Racing Sails and are glad to support his passion and competitive drive with equipment that will help him win. Josh will be working closely with our Design Team, in addition to promoting MauiSails world wide through competitions and various other activities in association with importers.”
Source: Maui Sails
- 08 February 2008 | Windsurfing
Mevissen (NeilPryde / RRD), who finished 12th overall in ’07, joins talented freestyle teammates Nicholas Akgazciyan (RRD / Gun), Simon Hurrey (RRD / Simmer) and new signing Cheo Diaz (RRD / North), as the Italian designer label makes a charge on the pro scene for 2008.
Kevin, 25, who’s training hard in Cape Town right, now stated his targets this season are: "To reach the top 3 in freestyle and to just have people say 'hey that guy rides with style'. My training in South Africa's been going really well, especially as we’ve had a lot of wind and waves this year."
"I can’t wait until next week when my coach will comes with my new TwinTips and we start concentrating on freestyle!" This year, Kev not only has a coach who helps him in the gym and with cardio work and video analysis, but a manager too.