Jesper Orth AUS 10 signs with KA Sails and the Australian Sailbrand is the newest member of the PWA.
The first sail range is the renowned speed machine, the Koncept, a sail with 3 cambers and a narrower sleeve, which has successfully driven no fewer than 2 sailors to break the 50 knot barrier for a 2 second peak!!! It also holds the all time fastest 5×10 second average speed on GPSSS. The other range is the brand new and more full-blooded KArace sails with a lower aspect, wider luff sleeve and 5 cambers.
This is what the KA Sails owner and chief designer Andrew McDougall had to say about Jesper Orth:
“When we got the news that Jesper had left Severne sails after 7 years, we immediately saw the opportunity to contact him for a possible future with KA sails. The timing seemed just perfect, as we wanted to push the brand forward and enter the prestigious PWA tour where you get worldwide exposure and recognition of our products. Not only is Jesper a very talented and respected sailor, but also a very down to earth person with an unmatched knowledge from his many years of involvement in R+D. This indeed will be very valuable for KA Sails in the years to come..”
KA sails is an Australian brand based in Melbourne, very close to the renowned Sandy Point speed spot. “Our possibilities for all year round R+D are now expanded to involve the windy coast of Western Australia, where Jesper has a full loft set up. This will set a very strong base for future development of the KA Sails and products.”
Jesper Orth (AUS-10) comments his change as following:
“When I finished with Severne Sails I got a few offers from different sail brands. KA sails was the one that I immediately placed highest on my list of options. I knew the guys well enough and all the passion they put into their sails. Andrew McDougall is a genius and is not only a gifted designer but is also behind the programming of the Mcsail design software, that is used by many of the very top sail brands in the industry. They also have Martin Love on the team, an award winning Industrial designer.”
“They even have 2 sailors that have broken the 50 knots barrier with a stock production sail!”
“When Andrew sent me some KA sails to try out it did not take me long to realize that the sails are fully competitive against the other mainstream brands and even better on some points!!!”
“I’m very happy signing on with KA sails, and extremely excited to help with “propelling” the brand forward. It was a good feeling to sign up with a brand I have known for a long time and the fact that it is Australian based makes it just the right choice for me. In my short time of involvement I can already see and feel the talent and potential behind the brand. My motivation is 100%.” (Jesper Orth, KA Sails team)
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