MOS – Masters Of Speed is back…
One of the most prestigious speed sailing events is back on again: the legendary MOS – the Masters Of Speed Event on the canal in Stes Maries de la Mer (France) – the place that broke the most records in the history of speed sailing!
Not less than 4 international F2 riders will be at the start! Chasing their dreams, ready to set new records and break speed barriers. Following a few quotes from a team of windsurfing enthusiasts about their expectations, their goals and their dreams. Check the following websites for regular updates on the event: www.mastersofspeed.com
Finian Maynard (Outright Speed World Record Holder):
“I am very excited to come back to the Canal in France which is a location with a proven track record in the chase for higher speeds and ultimately the 50-knot barrier. This winter we are all putting in a very big effort in the form of a 5-month period and I hope we get he perfect day in which to realize windsurfing’s true potential on the speed course. F2 is fielding a strong team for this challenge and we are after many different records! I hope we can achieve what we set out to do. Stay tuned.”
Karin Jaggi (F2 Team Manager, Female Windsurf Speed World Record Holder):
“Just a few weeks ago I lost the outright women speed record to Sjoukje Bredenkamp, a female kiter. Many people asked me how I felt… All I can say is that I am soooooo much looking forward to a windy day on the canal! I always stated that the two days of record conditions I experienced at the “ditch” are some of my favorite windsurfing memories I have from 15-years touring the world. The beauty and force of nature – the raging elements – a team of friends gathering around the “ditch” – ready to brave the elements together in the pursuit of theirs dreams – I am getting excited every time I even think about it! And I finally have a goal and reason to be there again – thanks to Sjoukje!”
Patrik Diethelm (F2 Shaper, Italian Speed Record Holder):
“It’s only my second attempt on the canal. Unfortunately we had no conditions in the first period I took part in. But I still managed to get an incredible fast speed in rather light winds. Since that day I am waiting for my first proper chance. I know the day will come this time.
This place is so fast!!! My first goal is to finally reach and push my own limit! Something I haven’t experienced yet in my speed sailing career. That would mean to set a new Italian record – then the production record – and then… I know the “canale” will play its magic again this season!”
David Garrel (second fastest windsurfer ever):
“I want to show to all enthusiasts of speed sailing that we can break 100km/h!!! Let’s just do it!”
Pascal Maka (Organiser):
“Masters of speed is on again!!
This year our motivation has been really activated since kite riders have done good times in Namibia.To me Windsurfing is faster and ready to break 50 knots.
We have started the hard work part with our excavator pilot to re shape perfectly the new streamlined banks of the canal, it is very important to get perfect wind in the bottom of competitors sails and also to have the right water level for a flatter water surface. Christophe and Fabrice have tuned the timing system. Our goal this time is to break the 50 knots barrier. When I watch the video tape for the hundredth time Finian and Karin’s world record runs on April 10th 2006, I can tell you now 2007-2008 MOS competitors have a wide range to break new world records:more than 50 knots for Men and more than 45 knots for Women… We have extended the world record attempt to 5 months to get more chances to score the right wind conditions during the winter time. Let’s hope we make it again – but this time 50 Knots +!”