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Kev Greenslade to head up new OTC venture

16:56 16th March 2012 by Adam Sims
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Top racer Kev Greenslade takes the reins as the new OTC/Puravida Centre Manager…
Kev has been a well known name on the slalom and speed circuits for many years now. Having enjoyed national and international success on raceboard in the 90′s, Kev has gone on to secure a further two British titles in 2010/11 at Weymouth Speed week – and now he is stepping up to run the latest setup from the Official Test Centre, powered by Pura Vida.

The new arrangement means that the OTC in Weymouth will now have nearly twice as many boards and sails on offer, improving on the already excellent levels of kit available. The project goes live at the end of March and will be overseen by Kev.

“It’s with great pleasure that The Official Test Centre and Pura Vida announce that Kev Greenslade is going to be the man holding the reins as the Centre Manager of their new venture. On the Weymouth windsurfing scene he is one of the most friendly and approachable characters on the water, so was an obvious choice … if he could be poached from his day job!

Asked about his move, Kev said, “After spending 20 years working in the aerospace industry, it is like a dream come true to have this opportunity, especially working with two of the most proactive energetic guys in the industry. I look forward to helping others at all levels of our sport and spreading the OTC / Pura Vida love. See you on the water!”

Kev on top of the BSA at Weymouth

Jim Brooks, from Pura Vida comments, “We’ve been sponsoring Kev for more than two years now and know just how passionate he is about the sport, so have been talking about putting a plan into action for quite a while. He’s perfect for the job and provides a real focal point for impartial informed advice in everything to do with windsurfing. We just can’t wait to get going.”

Kev Greenslade

Tris Best, from OTC UK added, “Kev has always been a great support since we opened the UK centre in 2010, so to have him as a colleague now and working with him to help push the sport in the area is really very exciting. His ability on the water is matched by his modesty and willingness to help – he’s an inspiration to lots of the guys in our Team 15 club, so we’re sure to produce some great young windsurfers under his watchful eye in the future!”

For more information about the OTC’s UK centre powered by Pura Vida, visit otc-windsurf.com, email info@otc-windsurf.com or call 0121 288 9965 / 07817 717904.”

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