2013 Starboard Dealers’ Meeting’s Phantom Cup

From the 22nd to the 25th of September, the Camping Ballena Allegre in Sant Pere Pescador, Costa Brava hosted the 2013 Starboard and Severne Annual Dealers’ Meeting. Thanks to a combination of sunny weather, plenty of food and drinks and more than 350 people gathered to discover the new 2014 range, the event was an overall success.

Karl, our Swiss distributor, having a try on the Phantom 295 L

With roughly 80 windsurf boards, 160 stand-up paddle boards, a few dozen surf boards and plenty of Severne Sails to try, the afternoons after the brands’ presentations were quite busy! On top of that, a mini-Phantom Cup was organized for the distributors, dealers, editors and friends with an elimination ladder and 8 sets of Phantom 295 L and one special rule: beach starts on all the races! Many people registered, with their eyes fixed on the prize: an all-inclusive trip to Thailand to visit Starboard Windsurfing’s headquarters and participate in the 2013 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta!

Wave harness with a raceboard?

After some intensive racing under the supervision of the racing committee Rémi Vila and Colin Dixon, one man came out on top. His name is Marcos Fernandez Iglesias, representing the Waira surf shop in Nigran, Galicia, Spain. Marcos defeated the competition and will now be coming over to Thailand in early December to participate and hopefully win the Phuket King’s Cup! If you haven’t heard about the King’s Cup, maybe it’s time… Have a look at last year’s report and know what you’re missing out on!

Beach start of the final!

Colin Dixon and Rémi Vila posing for the picture with the winner

Anyway, the rankings for the 2013 Starboard Dealers’ Meeting’s Phantom Cup are as follow:

1st. Marcos Fernandez (Spain)
2nd. Martin van Deth (Netherlands)
3rd. Eric Gaspers (Netherlands)
4th. Jimmy Miclotte (France)
5th. Albert Pijoan (Spain)
6th. Lee Mars (UK)
7th. Martijn Vos (Netherlands)
8th. Thomas Frener (Germany)
9th. Ansis Dale (Latvia)
9th. David Wells (USA)
9th. Carlos Martins (Venezuela)
12th. Lars Helmersen (Denmark)
12th. Olivier Malaterre (France)
12th. Cyril Rochard (France)
15th. Jeroen van der Brand (Netherlands)
15th. Agusto Garcia (Spain)
15th. Bruno Coffi (Italy)


The podium of the Dealers’ Meeting’s Phantom Cup: Marcos, Martin and Eric

And thank you to Jean-Luc Lefebvre for coming out and taking all these pictures..! You can check his website out by clicking this link.

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