Friday, May 31, 2013


New boards just in.

I have the PD speed 53 and 43 with a custom 41 on the way for my 2013 Luderitz speed challenge.

Beautiful boards, the finish is the best I have seen. Can't wait to get out on them. More pics to follow when my new sails turn up.

Monday, May 13, 2013


I would like to thank Starboard for their support over the last 4 years, 2013 is definitely turning out to be a year of change.

2013 has seen a lot of changes for my sailing career and now I can confirm another, I have joined the PATRIK windsurf team.

I met Patrik for the first time last year in Luderitz. Not only is he a fantastic shaper but also one of the fastest sailors in the world. Together we will design a custom speed board for me to take on Luderitz 2013. Patriks knowledge is second to none and his input will help me achieve my goals.

I will be sailing PATRIK production slalom and speed boards leading up to Luderitz.

Check out the PATRIK site here

As soon as the new kit arrives I post some pictures.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

2013 What happening

Big change this year.

I would like to thank HotSails Maui for the past 4 years, it has been great fun helping with the design of the GPS sails and we have had some great results including 2nd place 2010 World Speed Tour and breaking the 50 knot barrier with 50.20 knots.

Time to move on though and with the World and European tours drying up Speed sailing has become all about maximum speed and that means Luderitz.

I have joined the Neil Pryde team for 2013 and will be concentrating solely on preparing for Luderitz. When my sails arrive and if there are good conditions forecast for West Kirby or La Franqui then I'll be on my way to post a GPS Speedsurfing time.

There are a few other events that I would have liked to go to like Le Defi but timing wise with equipment this won't be possible.

At the moment it's a case of staying fit, loosing a few pounds, getting out on the SUP and in the waves until I can start to tune my gear.

You have to be 100% with everything before travelling out to Namibia and although my results last year were good they aren't where I want them.

To turn up in Luderitz and nail it all by yourself is a hard task. Last year there were a lot of mini teams going on, not all on exactly the same gear but sharing some of the setup, the same board or fin or sail or Nationality. All very friendly but that sort of feeding off each other with fin size, sail setting etc helps a lot.

With one Luderitz trip under my belt the amount you learn is huge and I plan to put that to good effect this year.