With Jamie Hancock winning the title and Phil Horrocks taking second, Gaastra and Tabou are confirmed as the constructors champions for 2012. Boards caught up with the face of Gaastra in the UK and world tour competitor Ross Williams, to find out his views and if he’ll be entering the tour now he’s back on UK shores.
“I am super stoked that Gaastra and Tabou have won the constructors title for the BWA tour this year. Both Phil Horrocks and Jamie Hancock are great sailors, who we are very proud to support. It is my understanding that over the course of the year, the UK tour received a massive range of wind and wave conditions, so I think this shows to everyone how good our equipment is out on the water.
I will be very much looking forward to competing on the UK wave tour next year. The events are in great places that receive some wild conditions. I think the UK has a very high level of sailor, so it’s not going to be easy for me. I love to compete and hang out with my friends so this is what is attracting me really. I know there will be plenty of faces I don’t even recognised, so it will feel a little strange at first. I want to Gaastra and Tabou continue to destroy the other brands and I am sure our team will be fighting it out for the top of the podium.
Personally, I will use my Pocket wave and Poison sails; I really feel comfortable on this combo. The board is so easy to sail and you can put yourself anywhere you want because it’s very good at turning off either your back or front feet. The Poison is a traditional wave sail; it’s our power wave sail, so there is plenty of power and early planing to help you get through those sticky spots!!!