Janis Preiss dominates at the Estonian NP Baltic Cup

Janis Preiss dominates at the Estonian NP Baltic Cup and wins every single of the 5 races! What a standout performance. And this on a board he is only just riding for a few months by now. Janis joined PATRIK in April 2017 while testing new formula prototypes in South France. Janis quotes: “The current Formula v4 AI is good – I would like to say excellent – but then I will find no more appropriate words for the prototype 2018/2019 that I tested with Steve and Alex…”.

Wojtek Brzozowski wins first 1st event of the Formula European series!

Wojtek won 4 out of the 11 races counting at the 2017 ERGO Hestia FW Europeans taking place in Sopot/Poland and secured himself 1st place. CONGRATULATIONS WOJTEK! What a comback on the racing scene!


4 podium places at the Formula Windsurfing World Championships on Sylt

Thanks to the whole PATRIK team for the support and great time in Sylt! Well done to all!

How was the event going for you?
Steve Allen: The event was going well for me considering I just came from 3 back to back slalom events without the chance for any FW testing. Unfortunately the base material of my fin broke in the last races affecting my speed and last chance to take the win.

How you felt with your equipment?
Steve Allen: My gear was working very well it was just me making some small mistakes, but I felt fast enough to be able to win.

Can you already give us pre-view on next years equipment?
Steve Allen: I am very excited for next years equipment as it is just an improvement of the same concept that we have this year. Just earlier planning, faster tacking, and even easier again:)

How do you see foiling as a threat for Formula events?
Steve Allen: I don’t see it as a threat as it is just a different way to windsurf, Like RSX, Raceboard class, slalom etc. They all have different exciting aspects yet exist along side of the others. Also FW is still the earliest planning windsurfing with a 70cm fin where as the best foils are 1m deep with a 1m wide board making it more difficult to enter the water and find locations suitable for this.