Point-7 and Challenger Sails collaborate

Duncan Slater

Point-7 and Challenger Sails announce a new sail development initiative…

Point-7 / Challenger Sails
Point-7 / Challenger Sails

High performance windsurfing equipment, capable of winning at the pinnacle level of the sport, can only be developed through a professional loft structure, working with a team of professional designers, skilled technicians and a highly qualified test team.

Andrea Cucchi (Point-7) and Claudio Badiali (Challenger sails) have both decided to unite their company’s strengths through a collaboration of the Point-7 Test Team and Head of development together with the Challenger Loft Design Team.  Challenger sails have a unique structure in Europe to develop and build prototype sails overnight utilising sophisticated design programs, multiple CNC cutters and highly skilled staff of professional craftsmen; which together with the Point-7 team will be able to produce some truly mind blowing development.

This cooperation is not a merger of the two brands but a strengthening of their individual company programs and products. This new relationship will produce faster and higher quality-orientated development paths for both brands, in their range of products.

Andrea Cucchi, “the engineering structure that Challenger has here in Europe is a dream for any windsurfing brand.  The opportunity to design a total new sail concept in a matter of hours and then testing it the next morning on the water is what will allow our brand to push forward and stay at the forefront of development. With no limitation in the sail materials we can access, including customised battens and custom quivers to be tested continuously, this is going to be really exciting for all of us; having a large team of professional designers and builders sweat to death to build windsurfing dreams and reach our goals.”

Claudio Badiali, “Point-7 has showed in the last years an exponential growth in a market at a moment that the world was facing crisis. Andrea was capable of fine tuning race-winning products with a unique style that windsurfers have appreciated. Their services and customer service have brought satisfaction and a real community feeling in windsurfing.  A great team that I will have immense pleasure in supporting with our sail loft structure and sail designers Mario and Francesco Mainero and of course myself, to bring this incredible joint venture to have both Challenger and Point-7, fighting for top winning results and great products for everyone to blast and dominate the world’s waters.”

For more information and video please visit www.point-7.com

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