pic: Rainhard Mueller
While the shock tremors of Bjorn’s departure from Neil Pryde reverberate around the windsurfing world, we bring you this exclusive pic of the veteran of 13 world crowns getting down to the serious business of having fun on his new kit…
If you missed the story earlier in the week, here it is again:
|NORTH SAILS is proud to announce that Bjorn Dunkerbeck will now be pursuing his dreams of a new world record with NORTH SAILS as his partner. Bjorn will continue competing for the Speed Record, the Wave World Title as well as travelling the globe in search of that ultimate location. With slalom on its way back he is ready to start competing and dominating in that arena too, as he did for almost 20 years as a professional.|
How did this come about?
“And in the end it’s the team of people at NORTH SAILS which made the difference for me. With being so closely involved into the NORTH SAILS R&D, I’m fully confident and motivated to dominate the speed and racing scene. Plus I like the family atmosphere within the team really pushing each other to the max – this has and will always be my way of working.”
So now the stage is set and Bjorn’s goals are clear for the future:
Raoul Joa (Line Manager): “Bjorn approached NORTH SAILS, as he has the feeling that only NORTH SAILS with its brand position and team perfectly matches with his personal goals; taking the speed record and dominating slalom as soon as it comes back. The NORTH SAILS R&D-team will be setting up a base in Gran Canaria and therefore Bjorn will be 100% involved. With his unmatched experience Bjorn will be a unique asset for the Speed/Race sail development but also to improve our Freeride sails. NORTH SAILS´ goal is to dominate the windsurfing racing sport as clearly as the brand dominates the yachting race scene. The first clear target is to break the world speed record!”
Kai Hopf (Sail Designer): “Bjorn and myself have known one another over 20 years now. I respect Bjorn as the most professional and successful windsurfer of all time. With the trust Bjorn has placed in our North sails R&D team, including myself, we will without question aim to be the number one brand in the sport.”
Now finally what belongs together comes together! The NORTH SAILS DREAM TEAM is at last a reality and windsurfing can expect more revolutions in product and R&D.