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New faces for NorthSails and Fanatic

Fanatic is happy to announce the signing of French youngster Arthur Arutkin and beautiful Maxime van Gent to their International Windsurf & SUP team plus Arthur’s sister Alice Arutkin joins the International Windsurf team. Arthur is the most talented youngster in the French Windsurfing and SUP scene and Alice already has a name as a World Class Windsurfer with top results. At only 16 years of age, Maxime is very talented in Freestyle Windsurfing as well as SUP and will give us great coverage. For sure all three riders be great additions to our existing team. Leaving our International Windsurf Team 2013 will be Gonzalo Costa Hoevel and Yarden Meir – we wish them all the best for the future.

Caesar Finies on the water
Maxime van Gent

Craig Gertenbach, Fanatic Brand Manager:

“I´m happy to welcome Arthur, Alice and Maxime to our Fanatic International teams.

Maxime is a really talented Freestyler and Paddler and her youth and personality are a great addition to our team. Women´s Windsurfing and SUP are both really attractive to the media and she personifies the spirit of both sports!

Arthur is one of the most talented youngsters in the French Windsurfing and SUP scene, we have high hopes to be a part of what promises to be an outstanding career.

Alice is already established as a World Class Windsurfer with top results, we are proud to have her joining our team and look forward to welcoming the Arutkin family aboard!”

Arthur Arutkin

Arthur Arutkin (FRA-111) joins Fanatic and NorthSails:

“I’m happy to be with Fanatic now. What I´m really looking forward is to train with my new team mates like Victor, Klaas in Windsurf or Olivia and Yoann in SUP in different spots, but also to meet the rest of the Fanatic team and being part of it to promote this fantastic brand. I will work hard this year, but also have a lot of fun on the water!”

NorthSails are happy to welcome Arthur Arutkin to the NorthSails Rookie Team. Brother of PWA youth world champion and NorthSails international team member Alice Arutkin, Arthur has a high potential and outstanding talent in wave riding and slalom alike. Arthur already ended up as European Youth Champion in Slalom (U 15).

Alice Arutkin

Alice Arutkin (FRA-1111) NorthSails rider joins Fanatic:

“I really would like to be in the Top 3 in the PWA and this year I would like to get the first place In the French Championship and with Fanatic boards I for sure have the right tools for that! I´m glad to be part of the team together with my brother now, we for sure will try our best to promote the brand as good as we can as a package!”




Maxime van Gent

Maxime van Gent (NB-22) joins Fanatic and NorthSails:

“I’m very excited to be in the Fanatic International Team. I hope I can make women windsurfing more attractive again and will love to promote it all over the world and Fanatic for sure has the right boards for it! Fanatic also has the image to support their riders and I will be happy to be part of this great team. I will do my last year in high school now, but as well competing in the PWA World tour and also doing clinics for kids and girls.

Joining team NorthSails is for me like a dream come true! The people behind it give me the feeling they really care and the chance for me to grow into the team.


Caesar Finies

Caesar Finies (NB-13) joins NorthSails:

With Caesar we are contracting an outstanding freestyle athlete. Especially well known for his low-wind freestyle Caesar can be named as the inventor of “Flowstyle”. We believe that any talented and committed sportsman – even not competing PWA – may have a considerable impact on our sport. Unlike hardcore freestyle, Caesar’s flowstyle is accessible to any windsurfer and nonetheless incredibly awesome to watch. You will find Caesar in his home on Bonaire and he for sure will be present at windsurfing events around the globe to show off his incredible flowstyle move. Welcome to the team Caesar!

Find out more about NorthSails and their team here and check out the full Fanatic line up here.


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