View Full Version : Kevin Pritchard: new sails sponsor for 2008?

10th January 2008, 12:16 AM
Hi Kevin, I heard you will have a new sponsor for 2008? is this true?


mark h
10th January 2008, 06:58 AM
Yep, its true

10th January 2008, 07:54 AM
You just might want to check Kevin's blog site. Hey, why not, just to get his thoughts on the scene.


10th January 2008, 04:33 PM
wow, for one day i had more sails then Kevin Pritchard :d how amazingly cool :d
Too bad he left maui sails, i really like the brand, very strait forward outlines, no giant blah, just sails (comes with a price tagg though, thats why i unfortunaly don't have any ... )

10th January 2008, 09:07 PM
Be nice to see Matt & Kevin both on GAASTRAs :)

11th January 2008, 04:44 AM
I "vote" for Point7!! :D

12th January 2008, 04:59 AM
jesus, not gaastra!
I dont like budig, and I dont know what KP īs doing. he knows what he did to Phil and Barry! shit!

12th January 2008, 08:02 AM
Let's be fair here. Kevin is a standup guy that is reaching a critical time in his life. I've had the pleasure of talking for some time with Kevin over a span of years (from some interesting meetings in 1998 and 2006), and I can say that I have been impressed by his understanding, talent, accomplishments and vision.

I think that it's fair to say that his separation with Maui Sails is unclear. My business relationships with Maui Sails have been truly top flight, and I can say that my situation could have been much more difficult. I'm very very impressed with Maui Sails (both with Barry and Phil). These guys have much to offer. Nevertheless, Kevin's dilemma must be unquestionably complex. I think that it important to give the situation room and space. Life finds balance overall, and maybe some history. Let's focus on patience as our guide.

12th January 2008, 04:34 PM
Taty Frans has also left apparently.

14th January 2008, 12:30 PM
Having to use race sails that just got heavier every year from the Nitro 1 through to the TR-3, i guess physically he needed something lighter.

16th January 2008, 02:45 PM
It will be severne sails!

16th January 2008, 05:46 PM
It is clear they (Kev and PM/BS) had irreconcilable differences, likely money (business) related not how heavy the sails were getting.

He will go with the best choice that gives him a chance to win AND shows him the money.

Let the guy get his offers, and make his best decision.

16th January 2008, 08:12 PM
A professional windsurfer must look at the $$ side to so the choice would also be influenced by that aspect.. "Also" = 80/90 %
It's normal..
I don't think it's a matter of sail weight or else..