2012 is a year with a lot of equipment changes within the top slalom racers. We already reported about Peter Volwater and Finian Maynard, who joined the fresh established sailbrand Avanti Sails, Patrik Diethelm, left NorthSails and chose Loft and Micah Buzianis joined MauiSails and left NeilPryde after several years. There are a lot of changes going on.
And now Cyril Moussilmani (32), one of the top names in the Slalom discipline, announced his change from NorthSails to Severne at the beginning of 2012. That´s also a big change and the tall sailor (196 cm/93kg) from Marseille, South of France selected the same sailbrand as current PWA Slalom worldchampion Björn Dunkerbeck. Cyril was leading several PWA events in 2011, but in the end he could not win a single event. He is now even more eager to win. In the end he finished the PWA Slalom tour overall in 4th and he wants to be back on the podium in 2012. At the moment Cyril travels to Vietnam for testing and will continue his trip to New Caledonia afterwards. During his travelling he found some time to answer our questions. And we integrated some questions of Severne Sails Product Manager Simon Hurrey.
C7: You left NorthSails by the end of 2011. What was the main reason for that decision?
Cyril: The main reason is the performence in light wind. I struggled a lot in 2011 with the light wind gear and 80% or more of contests are in light wind.