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Bladerider News - June 2008

The New Bladerider FX

Bladerider International announces it's new model: The Bladerider FX!

Yes folks, it's true... We are proud to announce that if you're wanting a cheaper entry level foiler, then this is the boat for you! Our Team took it out for a spin on Friday and here is what they said...

"It was surprisingly fast. It felt very solid, and it is nice and simple." Martin Gravare

"It was much easier to sail than handles really well and gybes very smooth." Sam England

"This is the perfect entry level and junior/youth boat." Rohan Veal

Bladerider on TV

The Canadian Discovery Chanel's Daily Planet Show came out to OZ to do an article on The Bladerider which went to air a couple of weeks ago. Check out the clip below.

Recent German Results

Bladerider sailor Carlo Mage is close on the heels of his German countryman Sven Kloppenburg the No.1 German Bladerider sailor. The regatta at Stienitzsee held earlier this month (results here) saw them battle it out in some light winds. The next challenge for these German's will be at Keil Week 21-24 June, 2008.

Carlo Mage & Sven Kloppenburg battle for No.1 German ranking on their Bladerider's.

Recent Japanese Results

The 30 year battle between long time rivals Naomi Tachibana and Yasu Watanabe both now Bladerider sailors, has seen Naomi win the recent Spring Moth Open (results here). The latest Bladerider convertee Hiroshi Takahashi (23 years old), is the son of Japanese moth ex-champ Koukichi Takahashi. Hiroshi raced his Bladerider for the first time, placing 3rd in races 5 and 6.

Hiroshi Takahashi taking two third's at the Japanese Spring Open, winning is in his blood.

Bladerider's Cover Girl

Sam England has made the cover of Australian Sailing Magazine. The 18 y/o globe-trotter has put in some miles in this year to train Internationally for The CST Composites 2008 International Moth World Championships in July. She's sure to give the blokes a run for their money.

Bora's Worlds Campaign for Team USA

Read all about USA's hope for the Weymouth CST Composites 2008 International Moth World Championships on The Daily Sail here. Bora's nailed the foiling tack, check out his latest video below.


Customer Feedback

"The boat is completely 'Cool' - Wow - I have not been schooled by a sail boat in years.  It is exactly what I wanted.  I little hairy right now but not for long." - Greg Cook, Reno, USA

"Thought that you would like to know that boat #143 - now named "X celer 8" - was launched at South of Perth Yacht Club on Sunday on a perfect (if a little light wind) Autumn day with beautiful sunshine and an enthusiastic group on onlookers."
- Chris Paterson, Perth, Western Australia

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