Starboards epic year
2011 has been an incredible season for board manufacturer Starboard; the innovative brands boards have flown, spun and rocketed there way into the lead at a record number of competitions ensuring that their riders secured the world champion spots.
In the slalom, Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard / Severne / Mystic / DunkerbeckEyewear) and Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins) have delivered exceptional performances to claim their titles. The duo have won six out of ten competitions this season, proving that Starboard’s iSonic is one of the fastest around the race course.
Offringa pulled out all the stops in the freestyle competitions, destroying here opponents with her textbook toads, shove-it spocks and her super-stylish konos. Ensuring she claimed another world champion title on the Starboard Flare.
The dream team continued to slay their opposition in the waves with the wonder kid Philip Koster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Dakine / Maui Ultra Fins) launching into insane double forward loops all season to win three out of three wave sailing competitions. Whilst Daida Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne) kept control of her number one spot in the women’s wave competitions to bag another world title on the Starboard Quad and Evo.
Tiesda You, Board Designer Starboard:
“This is the first year the PWA has moved from a single Constructor’s champion to three: one for waves, one for freestyle and one for slalom. To win one of these titles, a constructor must do well in both men’s and women’s categories. This is a big challenge for any manufacturer and as we planned the season, we hoped to do well in one or two categories. We didn’t dare to dream of winning all three but the team did it – by winning eight of the nine available PWA champions titles! It truly is incredible.”
Sacha Albarda, Marketing Manager Starboard:
“This is truly a dream result for us. All of our riders are dedicated- and incredibly hard-working athletes, so seeing their performance and the efforts of the R&D teams slowly converge on the 2011 rankings was just awesome. Alice, Ben, Bjorn, Cyril, Daida, Dany, Iballa, Kiri, Philip, Sarah and Taty pushed so hard this year, and they certainly got the results. 2011 has been a wild ride and we’re so stoked.”
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