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11/29/2012 - created by Chris Yates

RUTKOWSKI MOVES ON

Maciek Rutkowski ends his association with Loft Sails, find out why and what he’s planning now

The breaking news from today is that the 2012 PWA Youth Slalom World Champion, Maciek Rutkowski (Patrik) has left Loft Sails. 

Here’s what Rutkowski had to say about his decision to move on to a new challenge.

“Every chapter comes to an end. This one was great! Full of ups and downs, but still my best year ever and The Loft Sails was for sure one of the reasons.”

“Unfortunately despite an exceptional year for the company and myself we failed to meet at a mutually satisfying level of contract extension. Therefore we had to say goodbye and I'm not gonna represent Loft Sails in the 2013 competition season.”

“Thank you Loft, thank you Monty Spindler - it was a pleasure to represent you and use your designs in competition and training. Thank you Michel Marchand (brand manager) and Ludovic Jossin (team manager) that you managed to put up with me for the whole year :) Thank you Bartek Grzesiek and Easy Surf Shop that always took care of me like they only could. and last but not least thank you Benny Van Der Steen (Starboard / Loft / Mystic / Different) - without your tips I would never reach anything that I managed to achieve on a Loft. I learned more than I could ever imagine.

Love you guys and wish you all the best!!!”

“Like every end, this one brings a new beginning, and I can't wait for the new challenges waiting around the corner. The first one is establishing which brand's offer will be the best for me, not only in terms of contract value, but also support out of the water, long term developement possibilities, atmosphere on the team and obviously, most importantly the sails performance. Maybe I'll finally find my home and will stabilize a little... Maybe not? Haha, will see...”

To find out more about Rutkowski’s plans be sure to check out his Facebook Fan Page here.

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