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#398 OCTOBER 2020

30/09/2020
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WINDSURF MAGAZINE #398 OCTOBER 2020

Designs For Life: Fanatic at 40, Francisco Goya profile, Tested: 2020 8.0 Multi-Cam Freerace sails, Peter Hart’s Carve Gybe tips, Compared: Fin V Foil V Wing, Sail Designer Interviews – RRD’s John Skye & GA’s Peter Munzlinger, Foil Racing Frenzy At Silvaplana, Arrianne Aukes.


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Cover: Victor Fernandez ripping at Ho’okipa on his new 2021 Fanatic/Duotone kit. Photo Fish Bowl Diaries



BIG JUICY READS


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FRANCISCO GOYA
Continuing our ‘Mark of a champion’ series, we put the 2000 PWA Wave World Champion under the spotlight to learn more about the Argentinian legend.

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A 3-WAY RELATIONSHIP
Finn Mullen takes a light-hearted look at the battle for our ages – fin v foil v wing, as he examines their pros, cons and practicalities.

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SKYE DESIGNS
RRD’s chief sail designer, John Skye, gives us an insight into how he fits work around family life and his relationship with the boss, Roberto Ricci!

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A WINNING HISTORY
Fanatic celebrate 40 years in business in 2021. Their brand manager, Craig Gertenbach, gives us an insight into the roots and workings of the company.

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SILVAPLANA SHOWDOWN
Silvaplana was the setting for one of 2020’s few international regattas – British and international racers tell us more about its exciting and controversial foil racing.

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GA SAILS DESIGNER
Peter Munzlinger is the man behind the designs at GA Sails. He tells us about his work and how he got started in the windsurfing industry.

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MR BIG (SALTY)
James Cox is the 2019 British Wavesailing Association vice-champion; the hard-charging south coast sailor tells us about mixing work, windsurfing and family time.

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ARRIANNE AUKES
2019 proved how versatile Dutch freestyler Arrianne Aukes is, with second place on the IWT wave tour; she tells us more about her life.


GEAR SHED


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2020 8.0 MULTI-CAM FREERACE SAIL TEST
The test team get their fast fix on with a selection of the latest 8.0 cammed weapons put to test in the legendary UK speed venue of Portland Harbour. These include;

DUOTONE S_PACE 7.8
EZZY LION 7.5,
GA SAILS PHANTOM 7.8,
GOYA MARK 2 7.8,
GUNSAILS EXCEED 8.0,
LOFTSAILS SWITCHBLADE 7.8,
POINT-7 AC-Z 7.8,
RRD X-WING 7.8,
SEVERNE OVERDRIVE M3 7.8,
SIMMER 2XC 7.8.


TEKKERS

 

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PETER HART MASTERCLASS – FIRST CARVES
Harty explains the carve gybe – when, with what and how to approach it. And if you can do it, sort of, it’s worth reinforcing the basics.


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LATEST & GREATEST

All the shiny new stuff is here – the pages that make your bank account bleed!


SITTIN’ ON THE DUNNY


EDITORIAL – DESIGNS FOR LIFE

The editor discusses how windsurfing is primarily a sport, but also plays a big part in how we live our life.

AFFAIRS OF THE HART – BIDDING ‘CHEERIO’ TO THE OLD PLATEAU
Peter Hart muses on how the path off the performance plateau need not be through a relentless pursuit of marginal gains.

 


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