There were 2 main projects for the year: bringing more attention to the windsurfing girls and the new freestyle era for Point-7. There are more and more girls windsurfing now days, and a need to put more attention in supplying dedicated gear, information and excitement. Lena Erdil, Esther De Geuss, and Amanda Beenen were recruited on the Black Team to work on the #point7girls project. Their great results, had brought Point-7 to be visible between the ladies, with Amanda finishing third in the PWA wave in Tenerife, and Lena third in the PWA Slalom Overall. Their great articles which can be found on the Black Team academy, gave useful tips, not only to the windsurfing girls, but also to the men!
Point-7 was feeling that the freestyle discipline had been left behind, after the great results of the slalom team, and of Ricardo Campello in the waves. With a very motivated Nicolas Akgazciyan, Point-7 worked on over 50 prototypes to bring in 2016, the new Slash freestyle sail, completely reviewed. Nicolas trained hard to prove the quality of the new product, and for the first time, at the age of 30, Nicolas scored his first top 5 PWA Overall final ranking result, by finishing fourth, by being for the first time on the PWA podium in one event, and by being the first rider ever, to land in a competition, the new move called the Shifty.
The Eurocup Slalom Circuit was newly introduced in 2015. A new circuit for slalom racing with 4 different events around Europe. The first edition was won by the Black Team Member Vincent Langer, who has also won for his first time for himself, for the brand, the IFCA Slalom World Championships 2015. To continue on the racing scene, Argentinian Gonzalo Costa Hoevel, had join the team, bringing top 10 results in slalom at the PWA, and to introduce Point-7 in South America. Gonzalo implemented a lot of his knowledge for important feedback in the development of the 2016 AC-1. If Nicolas Akgazciyan had his best result at the age of 30 in PWA, also our CEO, Andrea Cucchi had his best result in PWA, by finishing fourth in Sylt, proving once again to be on the water making sure he knows what’s happening, outside the office.
At the end of 2015, an apparel range for biking, was introduced by Point-7. Ride the road like the oceans, and prove to be windsurfers also when biking in windless days!