We are proud to announce that Fanatic will be the official SUP supplier of the HIHO Highland Spring race in the BVI this summer, July 1st-8th!
The new Fanatic Ray 12’ will be the board in the new Fanatic One Design class and the event will include a Fanatic One-Design Class and an Open Class for SUP racers. Limited edition custom graphics featuring the event sponsor logos will be incorporated into the board design. The Ray is an ideal board for a week of island-to-island down-wind paddling through the BVI’s.
Kirsty Jones by Ding
“Joining this renowned event is great,” said Fanatic boss Craig Gertenbach. “We are excited to participate and plan to send some of our Fanatic team to race. The Ray is the perfect board for the fun conditions and spirit of the HIHO, offering stability, speed and comfort in one great package”
The official product launching date of the Ray will be July 15th, so details on the board will follow later in the year. “SUP continues to become an exciting portion of the event,” so event organizer Andy Morrell. “The two sports perfectly complement each other. We are excited to have racers and participants from all over the World attend the event.”
Fanatic International riders like 2011 14´0 World Champion Chase Kosterlitz, Belar Diaz, Fred Bonnef and Kirsty Jones will all attend the event, to compete in the open and team classes, adding a great competitive aspect to the event too! Also windsurfer Gonzalo Costa Hoevel will attend the venue, bringing a load of Argentinean participants with him.