The Windsurfing Podcast

Episode #52 with the man behind Challenger Sails - Claudio Badiali

Next up on the Windsurfing Podcast is the man behind Challenger Sails - Clauido Badiali, who sits down with team rider Maciek Rutkowski (FMX Racing / Challenger Sails) for an in depth chat.

The Windsurfing Podcast: "This week we get the inside scoop from the main man behind Challenger Sails – Claudio Badiali

0:00 Teaser
1:30 Intro, why Italy have so many brands?
6:34 Starting Challenger, why windsurf sails
14:37 80’s sail development, design, materials
26:23 Wingsail, double profiles, America’s cup
32:31 Future design development
37:00 Translating rider feedback, Claudio style
48:17 Working with Anders & Pascal Toselli
57:29 Riders breaking contracts"
1:01:10 Growing the brand
1:05:26 Working with Point 7
1:07:32 Top sail designers, endless testing and development"

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