2014 Sponsorship – All the Rumours and Confirmed Transfers

Avanti Sails share their 2014 team news as the say goodbye to Peter Volwater , and welcome new, young blood to the team.

Dear Avanti friends.

Our 2014 team line-up is changing.

A decision was made to focus our attention towards building a young team moving forward with a keen eye on the future so we have decided to amicably finish, by mutual consent, our cooperation with Peter Volwater.

We thank Peter for his hard work and dedication over the past two years and we wish him the best in the future with his new endeavours.

Our international team is proud to add freestylers Julien Mas from France and Youp Schmidt from Bonaire. Welcome fellas!

Check this brand new video made in Brazil from Julien on the Echo ME right HERE. Fantastic action!

Enjoy. from Bastien Rama on Vimeo.

A quote from Julien (F-7): “The Echo ME is the best freestyle sail I have ever used. Light, stable in the air and has big ‘pop’ potential. I am excited to join Avanti for the 2014 season and I expect to elevate my game on the PWA tour.”

Young and exciting 18-year old prospect Youp (NED-27) brings pure talent, gifted abilities and energy to the brand. His move from Neil Pryde to Avanti was initiated to chase his boyhood dream – The PWA freestyle world title, and we believe in his ability to perform at the highest levels on the best rigs in the world.

Watch this space, there is more to come from these rippers!

Our national teams in France and the Netherlands have been strengthened with up and coming standouts Seb Bonhomme (FRA – Slalom) and Danny Kater (NED – Freestyle).

General manager and international slalom rider Finian Maynard had this to say:

“We feel that 2014 is the year that Avanti breaks through. Sail designer and fellow manager Dan Kaseler and I have worked so hard to finally bring the products we initially dreamed of to the marketplace. No stone has been left unturned and our product range of sails and masts is complete utilizing what we feel is the best material technology, build quality and the most advanced designs all into one package. The future is here and we are proud and excited to introduce our new members both nationally and internationally to the team.”

Good Sailing,

Your Avanti Sails Team


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