Peter Volwater talks about his move to Avanti Sails

Peter
January 2, 2012

Peter Volwater

Peter Volwater posted an interview about his move to Avanti Sails on his website. Here’s the full interview:

1) Signing with Avanti is quite a change, what made you decide on making the move?

MAINLY BECAUSE OF THE NEW TECHNOLOGY SAILS AND MASTS IN ALL THE  SIZES ARE OBVIOUSLY WORKING INCREDIBLY WELL.

AND ALSO BECAUSE OF THE HUGE POTENTIAL OF AVANTI SAILS AS A BRAND, WITH THE PEOPLE INVOLVED WORKING CLOSELY IN A TEAM, I BELIEVE IN ITS SUCCESS.

I DIDN’T WANT TO NOT RACE THEM IN PWA.

2) How do you rate your chances to raise your game and reach the PWA podium for 2012?

I CERTAINLY EXPECT TO RAISE MY PERFORMANCE, TO REACH THE PODIUM WILL REQUIRE RACING EXTREMELY  WELL, BUT MORE POSSIBLE THEN EVER BEFORE.

3) With which characteristics of the new Machine M-1 are you most impressed?

WHERE SHALL I START? THE ACCELERATION IS INSANE AND THE WIND RANGE IS MUCH BIGGER WHICH IS REALLY IMPORTANT AS THE WIND HAS THE TENDENCY TO CHANGE QUITE A BIT AND TYPICALLY RIGHT BEFORE OR IN THE HEAT!  GREAT LOW END AND GREAT HI END. NOT TO FORGET STABILITY OF THE PROFILE AND PHYSICAL AND APPARENT WEIGHT OF THE RIGS, THEY ARE VERY EASY TO SAIL AND INCREDIBLE LIGHT IN THE HANDS.

4) Do you think training and testing with Finian on an everyday basis will propel both of you to reach new heights together?

FINIAN AND I HAVE BEEN TRAINING TOGETHER FOR A LONG TIME, SO FINALLY WE ARE ACTUALLY JOINING FORCES. WE ARE BOTH GOING TO BENEFIT BEING TEAM MATES, I WANT TO SEE HIM WIN EVEN THOUGH I LIKE TO WIN MYSELF TOO. WE ARE STARTING ON A SOLID BASE SO NOW WE CAN TUNE THE RIGS FURTHER, SO YES  I AM POSITIVE ABOUT THAT.

5) How do you rate Dan Kaseler as a designer? Do you think he has what it takes to take you to the top?

DAN IS NO DOUBT ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED DESIGNERS IN THE INDUSTRY, HE HAS ALREADY EARNED BIG RESPECT WORKING FOR BIG COMPANIES LIKE NAISH AND GAASTRA AND RECENTLY TOOK OVER QUANTUM SAILS WHICH IS A HUGE BRAND IN THE SAILING WORLD. ESPECIALLY DUE TO THE YACHTING SPEED WORLD RECORD THAT WAS BROKEN ON HIS DESIGNS TWICE BY FINIAN BUT NOT ONLY IN RACING, ALSO IN FREESTYLE THE TOP 3 IN PWA AT ONE STAGE WHERE USING HIS DESIGNS.

HE IS YOUNG, MOTIVATED AND REALLY INTO SAILING AND WHEN AVANTI IS COMING OUT WITH THE MACHINE M-1 IN ONLY THE FIRST YEAR, IMAGINE THE YEARS TO COME.

6) What are your goals for 2012?

WIN RACES AND TRAIN HARD TO BE MAXIMUM PREPARED.

7) Finally, what makes Peter Volwater work so hard as you have the reputation on the world tour as the ‘Energizer Bunny”?

I GUESS I JUST HAVE FUN DOING WHAT I’M DOING, WINDSURFING REMAINS NOT ONLY MY JOB BUT ALSO MY HOBBY AND IT KEEPS ME EXCITED.

 

Peter is proudly sponsored by Avanti, Fanatic and ProLimit

Happy new year!

Peter
January 1, 2012

Another year has come and gone. I wish you all the best for 2012. May it bring all that you have wished for and more!

Windsurfreview status update

Peter
October 31, 2011


Dear reader,


It’s been a while since I last worked on this website . It has turned out that it has been very time consuming to keep the website running in it’s current form. That doesn’t mean I have forgotten about the website. I hope to have some time soon to give the website a fresh start and provide you all with the same quality information (just maybe not as elaborate as it is now).


Feel free to visit my other website windsurfaddicts.com for the most up to date windsurf news as it is presented by various websites across the web. That should keep you busy for a while.


Thanks for your patience!


Kind regards,


Peter.

Looks like a great week

Peter
August 23, 2010

It’s shaping up to be a great week. Today we had a lot of wind. I normally don’t go sailing on Monday since that is my busiest day at work. I just couldn’t resist todays conditions however and left work early to go to Pampus Haven. There was a lot of wind when I arrived. The rain was disappearing and the temperature was very nice. Even Rob showed up (together with several others) to go sailing. I decided to take my Ezzy WP2 4.7 and Starboard Quad 81. Excellent choice. Everyone else was on that size or smaller (Rob was on a 3.5). The wind was so strong in the beginning. I looked at the stats and we got hit by 40+ knots gusts. The wind got a bit less after a while but still plenty to work with. Excellent bump ‘n jump conditions. Just a great day and worth the maximum five stars. Even got a bit of a tan. ;-)

I’ll try to go again tomorrow but I am really looking forward to this Friday. Looks like there will be a lot of wind and big waves at Wijk aan Zee. Can’t wait! Looking forward to next week there will still be a lot of wind. Sometimes life is good.

Have you been reading today?

Peter
June 17, 2010

Some reading material

Today is my birthday!

Peter
October 18, 2009

So no updates on the website! I’ll be back to adding products tomorrow. ;-)

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