Bladerider News - September 2008
USA National Championships
Team sailor Bora Gulari took out the USA Moth National Championship recently held at The Gorge, Portland, Oregon. His win was very convincing with 9 straight 1st place finishes.
A good fleet turned up including Simon Payne (UK) in second and young gun Hans Henken (16 years old) in third. Results here.
Jack Driscoll (16 y/o) at the USA Moth Nationals 2008. More Pacific Fog pics here.
Bladerider Demo in Hawaii
Bladerider Sales rep Rohan Veal recently visited Hawaii doing a promotional stop over on the way back from the USA. He took out a number of young locals and most seemed to pick it up pretty quick. It was interesting to note that they have a whiteboard with a list of goals that the Youth Team would like to achieve over a three year period, and one of them was to 'sail a foiler Moth'. Now that they have achieved that goal, it is fairly certain to say they all are hooked and won't be long before we have our first Moth regatta there.
The group at Hawaii go foiling
Bladerider FX: Demonstrations
John Harris was back in Australia at his local club Woollahra, showing Vanessa Dudley (Editor of Australian Sailing Magazine) and Blue Robinson (Seahorse Magazine journalist) the ropes, just before they sailed the new Bladerider FX successfully on their first go. Watch out for their articles coming out soon.
New Bladerider Team member
Bladerider welcomes Aaron Gregory to the research and development side of the company. Aaron gave up his job with GMC Denali Concept Cars to join us and has relocated from Ocean Grove to live closer to work. He also spent several years working with Sykes Racing making single skull rowing boats (and no, that is not Aaron in the picture on the right).
Western Circuit Regatta at Raffles Marina Singapore were unable to race, there was no stopping them having some fun blasting around the Marina impressing the locals.
James Cole sailing in Singapore. More pics here.
Thanks for everything you've done for me. Hopefully my back will get better and better and we will enjoy sailing for many days to come." Regards Kerem, Japan
Kerem christening his New Bladerider in Hayama, Japan. More pics here.
The boy who could fly
"Hey Rohan my 11 year old son Peter foiled yesterday- it took very little wind for him to get going. He's only about 60 lbs/29kg so he could be the lightest and smallest to ever have foiled (not sure if he is youngest)- toughest part was climbing up on the edge of the wing for him".
Vello Ehvert, Canada
Peter Ehvert, so light he only needs about 4 knots of breeze to foil to make boat speed
of about 10 knots. Kingston, Ontario, Canada. More pics here.