Patrik Diethelm joins Sailloft Hamburg

PD in Lüderitz_2After Karin Jaggi has joined the German brand Sailloft at the beginning of this year the other brain of PATRIK – Patrik Diethelm – joins Sailloft now. In the future he will be head of R&D for sailloft´s slalom and speed sails.

Patrik Diethelm: ”The dedication for developing windsurfing equipment has become stronger and stronger. So a much closer cooperation with a sail brand was what I aimed for my future.

Through the cooperation between Karin and Sailloft I also met the owners and designers Gerrit Maass and Olaf Hamelmann and I realized the opportunity to get custom speed sails designed to one off my different ideas from what is available on the market. Same as many team riders order custom boards from other shapers I felt that once in my life I want to have customized speed sails. It was actually the first time I could discuss and philosophize over every detail on a sail design including all reinforcements and stitches with two professional sail designers at the same time.

Going through this design process so many ideas crossed my mind and I really felt that I want to try them all. I would not just call Gerrit and Olaf sail designers but “dedicated craftsman of art in sail design and sail making”.

My aim to follow many more sail design ideas especially for Speed and Slalom Sails is very strong. After a good talk we agreed to cooperate after the end of my Loftsails contract period at the end of the PWA event in Sylt this year. I finally thank to Loftsails for all the great time I had in the past 3 years and it was a pleasure to ride such great sails.

Now I am looking forward to all the new opportunities in our cooperation with Sailloft Hamburg.”

Gerrit and Olaf: Already in the beginning of our conversation with Patrik we noticed that we were thinking in the same way. And instantly so many ideas came along which seemed worth to be realized that it would be a shame not to go for it. Now we are happy to have with Patrik one of the actual best developers for windsurf equipment in our team. 

Photo Credits: Lüderitz Speed Challenge

New Female World Record for Karin Jaggi!!!

New Female World Record for Karin Jaggi!!! 46.31 kts ! (was 45.83 kts held by Zara Davis) CONGRATULATIONS Karin Jaggi!!!!

Ricardo Campello´s Monkey Show Hawaii 2015

The forecast for the opening day of the Maui Aloha Classic promised massive waves and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Ricardo Campello was on fire and produced another stunning monkey show.

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Posted by Ricardo Campello on Mittwoch, 28. Oktober 2015

Adam Sims is UK Freestyle Champion

Adam Sims doing a Bob ClockCongratulations to Adam Sims for his UK Championship Title!

Adam Sims:  “Of course I’m super happy to win this event, we had enough wind to compete and it was good to finally have an event on UK waters again. The level of the guys coming into the comp was super high and everyone wanted the win, in the end I was pleased with how I sailed given that I didn’t really like the conditions (or the number of people in the competition area…) and to be honest I can’t believe I made another podium, I truly thought it could be anyone’s game before and during the comp. Thanks to those that made the event happen and the support of my sponsors throughout 2015, it’s been a sick year so far! 

12190397_10153629561672319_746680378_oThe close up is a move called a bob clock, I never saw someone do this in a heat and it kind of happened purely through my experience of freestyle, I wanted to go for a bob but my experience after I had ducked the sail told me that there is no chance I can get the original move so my body took over and tried the bob clock. I’ve landed it a lot in free-sailing but never tried it in competition. It’s not a power move at all but for some reason I was pretty stoked after this one small light wind move, maybe because of the cheers of appreciation from the beach :-).”

Photos by Trevor Hibdige/Lac Bay Villa Bonaire

Ricardo Campello wins in Tow-in Final in Crozon France

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Tow-in took centre stage again today with the final, consisting of yesterday’s top six sailors, taking place at 2:30pm. The wind did pick up slightly in the late afternoon, but a beach check soon revealed that the swell hadn’t improved to enough to allow the start of the main contest.

Ricardo Campello exploded into action on his first run to earn perfect 10s from the judges with a radical air burner 360 to instantly apply the pressure to the rest of the fleet.

Congratulation and thanks Ricardo for this blasting performance!

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Mats Moyson: 2nd IFCA Youth Freestyle Worldchampionship 1st IFCA Junior freestyle championship

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Congratulations to one of our freestyle youngsters Mats Moyson who became 2nd at the IFCA Junior Freestyle World Championship and won the IFCA Junior Freestyle Championship!

Mats: “We only had 1 day of wind at the 2015 IFCA Junior & Youth Freestyle/wave world championship in Denmark. In the Youth division I fought my way up to the winners final against Amado Vrieswijk. I’m superstoked with my vice worldchampion title.

I’m also very happy with my first place in the Junior division. We sailed in good winds and sunny conditions and I had a lot of confidence in my heats. My goal was a podiumplace U17 but a second place U20 gives me a lot of confidence in the future.”

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2nd place for Marion Mortefon at the Alacati PWA World Cup

Congratulation to PATRIK Team rider Marion Mortefon for her 2nd place at the Alacati PWA World Cup and her first PWA podium in her young career.Marion Mortefon 2nd in Alacati Marion Mortefon 2nd in Alacati Marion Mortefon 2nd in Alacati

Great success for PATRIK Team at the IFCA Slalom Championship.

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After five days the Volvo Surf Cup on Sylt (Germany) came to an end with a great result for the PATRIK Team. A total of over 120.000 spectators experienced spectacular races at the IFCA Slalom World Championship 2015. With over 90 competitors from 17 different nations a new participation record was set.

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Lena Erdil becomes IFCA Worldchampion

In the Women’s fleet Turkish Lena Erdil (TUR-33) was able to dominate. She won six out of seven races and is therefore rightful „IFCA Slalom Women Champion 2015“.

„We did a total of 7 finals and I managed to win 6 of them! We had challenging conditions with big swell and light winds but I felt really in control and on top of my game. It was my first time in Sylt and despite it being a lot colder then what I expected I really enjoyed the racing this week!“

Nicolas Warembourg (FRA-531) from France became 3rd place with 4,0 points. In two races he conquered the second place. Once he got sixth.

„I had hard fights with Vincent Langer and Sebastian Kornum. My target was a podium finish. And this is what I was able to achieve. Therefore I am very happy about my result at the IFCA Slalom World Championship on Sylt.“ says the French Warembourg.

Gunnar Asmussen secured his 4th place in Slalom at the World Championship and the overall win  at the VOLVO Surf Cup Sylt.

 

Video: Ricardo Campellos´s Monkey Show

Ricardos training before the Gran Canaria World Cup captured in this great video of pure action!

The monkey Show is here ! training before the event ! Thanks everyone who donated unfortunately wasn't much but still appreciate it ! Hope you enjoy the video

Posted by Ricardo Campello on Mittwoch, 15. Juli 2015

Video: Adam Gavriel rockin´in Eilat

A best of Adam Gavriel action with his 93L PATRIK f-style in Eilat!