Fanatic is proud to announce that 18 year old German newcomer Leon Jamaer just joined the Fanatic team Germany.

"I was sailing with Leon this winter in Cape Town and was really impressed with his level, even in the bigger conditions he has a real go-for-it attitude.

Leon has the potential to be the next “Klaas Voget” in German wavesailing, so Fanatic is proud to support him and looking forward to a successful future together", says Craig Gertenbach, Fanatic Brand Manager.

"I´m really happy to be part of the Fanatic team. The NewWave 69 is the perfect board to enjoy the first spring storms", says Leon Jamaer.

Source: Fanatic

The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified the Outright World Speed Record of 49.09 knots set by Antoine Albeau of France.

Antoine Albeau set the new outright world speed record mark on the purpose built canal in Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, France.

The Record:

Record: Outright World Speed Record
Venue: Les Saintes Maries de la Mer. France
Name: Antoine ALBEAU (FRA)
Equipment: Custom Starboard. 4.8 Neil Pryde
Date: 5 March 2008
Course length: 500 metres
Current: Nil
Start time: 12:12:36.53
Finish time: 12:12:56.33
Elapsed time: 19.80 seconds
Speed: 49.09 knots

Previous Record:

Record: Outright World Speed Record
Venue: Les Saintes Maries de la Mer. France
Name: Finian MAYNARD (IVB)
Date: April 2005
Course length: 500 metres
Speed: 48.70 knots

Source: ISAF

The MauiSails team is now complete and ready for action with the recent signing of Dan Ellis from the UK. Dan has been part of the strong UK contingent for the past few racing season’s, winning the Asian Windsurfing tour, and finishing strongly in the PWA Racing events.

Dan is now spending the majority of his time on Maui during the off season and will be assisting with testing, and will be able to join in the Team’s vigorous training sessions on Maui.

Dan had this to say about joining Maui Sails: “I’m really excited to join the MauiSails Team. At the end of last season I packed up all my belongings in England and moved to Maui so I could train and be in the best possible environment for success.

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