Connor Bainbridge to sail RRD and Ezzy for his second year
Christmas does of course come around in December, but for Connor Bainbridge, age 12, it felt like Christmas this summer when Seasprite Sports and Surfstore confirmed his second year of sponsorship sailing on RRD boards and Ezzy sails.
Connor was keen to try out his new Wave SE and Infinity sails, with their more fuller shape towards the mast. He had first seen the sails and discussed them in detail with Graham Ezzy, whom he met at West Wittering in July, but had not actually used one.
He was not disappointed with his first high wind sessions at Tralee in Scotland and he feels that there is more power in the sails than the 2006 range, but just as much control over a broader wind range. This year the sails require a lot less downhaul, but can take masses of outhaul, which takes some getting used to after years of struggling to get maximum downhaul when rigging most sails. For a 12 year old this is a dream come true, with no need to ask for help from adults to get the downhaul just right.
August also saw the maiden voyage of Connor’s 2007 Hardcore Wave XS, which at only 66 litres looks and feels like a skateboard and makes a perfect partner for his Freestyle Wave which did exceptionally well in all the magazine tests this year
If you want to know more about Connors windsurfing experiences and how it feels to be a 12 year old getting the maximum out of the sport, then visit www.rednemesisdog.com, He is also sponsored by Scrub and of course Red Nemesis Dog.