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Since the previous racing event in Turkey there was a nice little break from competing, welcomed to get ready for the last two contests of the year. My goal was to lose some kgs to be more competitive in wave sailing. It’s good being a professional athlete and that gaining such a high level of fitness is a part of the job. So after training lots - mostly fitness, biking and running, I lost 5 kgs in three weeks down to 96 kg. Even before leaving to Denmark, the forecast charts were looking very colorful, because of the remanence of Cyclone "Katja" that never made landfall in the US on its path from the Caribbean, and was destined to really shake up beaches in Northwest Jutland / Denmark on the second day into the contest. The event was held from 12-18 September 2011, and who would have expected to top the extreme conditions of last year in the consecutive season, at the PWA Cold Hawaii Klitmoler classic part II! The day of registration winds were still light showing typically from the south / southeast direction before the rolling in of a front. I was eager to try my brand new Fanatic Quad 94 liter with 6.1 Maui Sails Ghost and together with friend Timo Mullen we battled the gusty offshore wind but managed to ride some early waves. In the evening conditions improved and wind turned more south for the first round that was completed right before sunset. As I was seeded into the next round, my first heat would be sailed at 08.20 in the morning with a skippers at 07.30 sunrise. This month has been very much a soul mission, having decided to sleep in the van that pretty much is set up as a camper, in order to save some ₏. With the construction of a new club house right at the point of Klitmoler, brand new showers, toilets, etc it was actually a luxury to wake up near the beach with sea view thtough the back window of the car. Already this evening upon the first signs of the storm, the equipment tent nearly blew away and improvements had to be made to the structure while the atmosphere turned very hectic at the event site, but when the storm really hit 11 bft / 65 knots of wind was measured; it was a rough rocking night!

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It was like sleeping on a boat that lost its anchor out at the raging sea. I regretted not having taken organizer Robert Sands offer to sleep in the office for the night, while he had me move the van to hold one of the tents, partially the reason why it was shaking so much. I actually was completely unprepared for my first heat and lost while being totally overpowered on a 4.0 m2. I like to sail the 2011 Legends powered up, not too overpowered, so switching to a smaller sail is not a crime and often I can already use a same size sail as the lighter guys. The real advantage of my Legends is early planing, power and handling. So I should have been on a 3.7 or 3.5, that’s how windy it was!

The ocean was boiling and the current was like a river rushing down the beach. Luckily the conditions settled down and I got a better sleep and start in the second round double elimination, managing to win heat after heat and come back to a reasonable 13th place. Philip Koster was sailing on another level and won his 3rd contest in a row, a hat trick.


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He grasped the world title already before his final against Ricardo Campello, certainly a disadvantage to Ricardo as Philip now sailed soo relaxed and treated the public to double loops, one handed goiters and aerials in the difficult side onshore conditions. In the super session Ricardo showed he is one of the only few to be able to beat Koster with a perfectly landed push loop forward. With the contest finished we had some more epic sessions at Hanstholm, a spot more suited to W-NW winds and one of the top spots in Northern europe, before killing some time and slowly heading down to Sylt for the grand final.

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Sylt from 23 September - 02 October turned out to be an event without any valid racing or wave results, too bad as I really needed a discard in waves. It was a social event with very warm weather this time of year and the official overall prize giving ceremony at the end that was held in perfect sunshine. There was a huge roar when 17 yr young Philip Koster was given the trophee and the national Geman Anthom was heard. Great for the sport of windsurfing here in Germany and all over the world. I finished in 7th place in Slalom this year; it was a long battle but I am already looking forward to next year to definitely climb the ranks! Keep the fun! Peter Volwater H-24


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Caribbean boy monthly report First week of September I remember getting the new Loco colors: Blue/orange, I really like the way these colors looks and it feels good having the colors that you like while sailing, pretty inspiring. The new 2012 Loco are just great, everything feels good. pretty light and easy to do freestyle and should be a good sail for light wind wave sailing. The handling of the new Loco sail should make you feel so relax when just sailing along. that you want to push your limit to the max. GET ONE. You won’t be disappointed. I had 3 days of sailing on my 4.8 2012 Loco before leaving to Germany. The wind was really on/off, but being on the beach each day got me at least 6 hours of full power sailing in the choppy/wavy conditions out side the reef from Sorobon Bay. On the 19th Bjorn Saragoza and I flew to Amsterdam where we spent 1 1/2 days. I pretty much went to visit my clothing sponsor Mystic while getting there, change of plan and took the time to visit my sister and some friends. NO I DON"T SMOKE WEED NEITHER I SMOKE CIGARET.. don’t get any bad thoughts. Amsterdam had nice weather and was good to be there but it’s not where I could live, they live life in the fast lane.. Well on the 22nd got the flight to Hamburg, 20 minute taxi to the Altona train station, and at 2:33pm took the 3 hour train to Westerland Sylt. Together with Laure Treboul, Youp Schmidt, and Bjorn Saragoza. Weather in Sylt was not so cold and looking at the forecast, it didn’t look promising. What to expect was another year with no wind. The tow in session was pretty nice and great to have the crowd at the beach enjoying the freestyling. The guys who did the tow in more was Gollito, Tonky, and Steven and they were really pulling some sick tricks as they are already feeling more comfortable then the rest of the riders. I did some sick moves and also had some Big crashes but was laughing afterwards, I am just having fun.

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The next day When I was getting some food in the supermarket I saw a picture of me in the news paper and it was also on the front cover, so it’s a great feeling for a Caribbean boy :) hahaha Writing this report, It’s like I have been in Germany for a month. Every year we as sailor get stuck for 2 weeks on the island of Westerland Sylt waiting for the wind or just be competing in the most radical conditions. I am not complaining. it’s just like every year we kinda do the same thing over again. Either we are sailing or just wait for the wind to kick on to get some sailing going.But I truly like Sylt, because it is just one time in a year where I need to pack up my MYSTIC winter clothing, the food is great and seeing how many people are coming down to the beach to see windsurfing is just AMAZING.

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My Daughter is growing fast. Can’t believe she is already walking and just how smart she is. Love her so much :) This is the last PWA competition for 2011 and the time of the year to work on renewal of contracts for the next season. Well I’ll keep you posted. Sail a lot cause it WILL bring improvement. Taty Frans NB-9


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Transition month for the Gorge Strong winds and warm temperatures kicking off the month had windsurfers throughout the gorge stoked, many who felt summer had taken a bit longer than usual to show up in the first place. I was especially excited because it meant I had the chance to try out my new sails! It was like Christmas when I headed into Gorge Surf Shop and picked up my new 3.5 & 4.2 Legend, and 4.5 & 4.7 Ghost!


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We scored some epic sessions in the beginning of the month and I had the chance to ride the 4.2 Legend and 4.5 & 4.7 Ghosts at Stevenson, the Hatch, Dougs, and the Wall. The significantly shorter luff combined with a higher cut foot is immediately noticeable when riding the new sails, especially the 4.2 and 4.5. The sails are incredibly balanced with the shorter luff and have a nice soft, compact feel. The higher cut foot, designed for enhanced maneuverability in the waves - is great for freestyle and riding in the short period river swells (or chop depending on your view! ;). When the guys in Maui told me we were going to have a 4.5 Ghost XT this year, I couldn’t wait! The 4.5 is awesome. Incredibly smooth and effortlessly efficient, it gets going in the lightest amount of wind, yet remains easy to handle when it picks up a notch. The technora material coupled with a great design really makes it feel like this sail wants to do exactly what you want it to - what more could you ask for? As the month drew to a close, the days quickly felt like they were becoming shorter, and more and more clouds started to creep in from the west. In October I’m looking forward to a few more sessions on the river and some bike sessions at Post- but am getting pretty excited about moving back over to Maui at the end of the month! I had a great time last winter, and can’t wait to head back again. Cya on the water, Casey Hauser US-634


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...big news this month is

The big news this month is that we are now putting the Final touches on the entire TR-8 race sail range. After the major step and significant outline and shaping changes of the TR-7 we have dedicated this season’s development to tuning and perfecting the tension, profile and twist relationships in order to present a finely tuned and polished TR-8 race sail. Performance wise, the goal has been to increase wind range and top speed by a combination of better balance and stability, together with improved control in gusts. The general design theme throughout the line was that of adding some extra locked in shape to the lower

sail profile while balancing this with a slightly flatter upper profile with a more progressive twist and improved release up top. Shaping adjustments were carefully matched to each size to ensure that the correct overall rig tension was achieved. Larger slalom and formula sizes received relatively more shape down low and a bit more overall tension in order to better support and stabilize their profiles and to aid in coasting through lulls. While the entire TR-8 range also benefited from some extra shape and stability down low, great care was taken to ensure that they maintain a soft feel and light handling even when being pushed to the max by the biggest gusts.


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We have been testing all the sizes extensively against both the TR-7 as well as the latest offerings from our competition. The results have been extremely positive as the TR-8 has been showing amazing speed and handling through a very wide wind range from the low to mid range all the way past super wound up. One of the keys was to create a leech that has the optimum balance between release for light handling in gusts and tension to drive the board and provide excellent acceleration. The whole rig powers you while feeling perfectly balanced, efficient and light in the wind.

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We also made sure that cam rotation is a non-issue so that the sails are well behaved coming around the buoys and help you get away as effectively as possible. As production approaches we are confident that we will be presenting the highest performance, most finetuned race sails on the market and are excited to see them prove themselves on race courses and in the hands of speed demons around the world. Aloha, Artur Szpunar


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A good month for testing sails again. We had really good conditions here on Maui for the month of September so it gave us a chance to continue work on the race sails for 2012 and play around with some masts. With another windy month here on Maui, we had a continuation of the intensive testing on the TR-8 race sails. All sizes are tested against the previous years sail, possibly recut to improve performance, back on the water for more evaluation and then another prototype is designed and sent off to China for sampling. We started building proto’s in China about 8 years ago now. This enabled us to refine production details before production started and keep overall costs of R&D down. We are now reaching our goals for the TR-8 for shape, tension and twist, looking for a combination of a deeper profile, while not losing that magic soft feel and constant pull that MauiSails is renowned for. We have one more month of testing and then it’s production time. Aloha Phil McGain

Deep in race sails Photo by Vinnie Armato


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. . . r e b m e e r t u s g r u o f A long month

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The first half slipped by so fast and so busy that by the time the second half started it was already too late to catch up... sorry i missed a month of the news from my point of view. It’s good to say that we were busy. The opposite is not as desireable for sure. We got in a huge load of new accessories with improved technical design and a ’camo’ look that ads some color to the functional uses.

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Some of the harnesses and board bags are gaining interest and I expect to be shifting the pile of boxes to the Fedex truck shortly. But the best thing about this August has been Art’s relentless refinement of the TR-8, and seeing the steady improvements to the tension and power ratios. Keeping the measured loading in logical steps makes each size a definite progression through the range. The TR-7 was a big switch in outline and tension so being able to further refine while race testing at Kanaha (not our normal schedule) has been showing the results straight up. Phil has also been testing the new wide tail for the 170 carbon boom, with good result. There have been no problems with any part of the system by creating this easy retrofit part. It slides into the boom body without resistance and the body has held up well to the loads of slalom sailing in strong conditions. Of course, if you’ve got an older wave boom that has had some hammering, the recommendation would be to get the whole package (arms and tail) new. As August bled into September, we spent the long weekend prepping Cornelia for a passage to Oahu for a haulout, bottom job, and some drivetrain work. We had a diver totally hard scrub the bottom before we left and that made the paint job almost easy. We spent seven days on the hard, living onboard in the yard, showering on the dock, just there to work. I solved an on-going issue with the shaft coupling and engine alignment (took six hours just to get the frozen adjustment bolts loose), added a new coupling properly faced in a machine shop, then got the engine/trans connection to .004" tolerance.


With the shaft trued, and a new cutless bearing, we could go to 2000 rpm without vibration and are now capable of doing 8.5 kts under power at 1850. Nothing like a new bottom to help that out too.

On the way back we had to go to weather most of the way but were getting 6.5 kts and when we could reach off we hit 10.2! I never thought the old girl would have that in her, but 33’ of waterline in open ocean conditions with good wind can get those 16 tons rolling.


A couple of days tied side-to in Lanai’s Manele harbor let the boatyard grime slip away and we returned to Lahaina slip 61 ready to go again. The rest of

September has been very happily spent finishing up the TR-8 and looking forward to hearing reaction about the new color schemes and dynamic graphic elements (something quite different for MauiSails!). Aloha Barry Spanier


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Stiffer reinforcements in the upper mast sleeve reduce stretch and have allowed us to flatten the upper sail body profile shaping and helped us to create an improved twist profile that progresses perfectly all the way up the leech. The result was a leech that has the optimum balance between release for light handling in gusts, without yielding the tension necessary to drive the board and provide excellent acceleration. The whole rig powers you while feeling perfectly balanced, efficient, and light in the wind. Superior handling and non-issue cam rotation ensure that not only will the sails have brilliant speed in a straight line but will also make it around and away from the buoys as effectively as possible. We are confident that anyone who chooses the TR-8 race sails will have the best, fine-tuned engine with the ability to power them to the front of any pack. Aloha, Artur Szpunar


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