Our friend and top Euro Racer Gaetan Sene (1st place long distance 12'6 M30-39 @BOP), formerly with Mistral, has signed with Staboard. I briefly spoke with him today about his new board and his plans for the year ahead.
Hi Gaetan, congratulations on signing with Starboard! Tell us about it, what were the reasons for changing?
My first goal to best represent France at the upcoming ISA World Championships in Peru. Then the championship of France and the BOP (Battle of the Paddle) in California are the dates for which I will try to do a specific preparation. Some other races in France and Europe will be interim targets. My goal will be primarily to better manage the many events of the season to keep fit, motivation and finance at the highest.
Which other sponsors do you have? Are you also changing paddles?
Fenn kayak sursfki and Select paddle are my two partners for several years and now I will not change the paddle. Select had very good specific Race SUP paddle and they progress every year on the blade and shaft. Eric Terrien joined me with Select Paddle a good opportunity to develop the best paddle together.