Staff

Event Organiser

Raffaello Gardelli

Managing Partner
I am based in South Africa and Europe, and I'm managing the daily business within Surf’n’Curve Ltd., nationally and internationally. Recently I run the South African Kite Windsurf Cup at Mykonos, Langebaan. I am long time Windsurfer and since 2013 dedicated Speed Windsurfer and member of the committee of ISWC (International Speed Windsurfing Class).
Nationality
swe Sweden
Current Riders
LSC 2018
Past Teams
LSC 2012, LSC 2013, LSC 2014, LSC 2015, LSC 2017
Birthday
May 18, 1968
Age
50

Event Organiser

Mark Grinnell

Managing Partner
Owner of one of the biggest Security Companies in South Africa based in Cape Town (www.grinnell.co.za). My dedication to the sports and longtime Speed sailor, made me the third fastest man in Speed sailing with 51.83 knots (95.98 kph). I am also the World record holder on Windsurfing production gear since 2015.
Nationality
rsa South Africa
Current Riders
LSC 2018
Past Teams
LSC 2012, LSC 2013, LSC 2014, LSC 2015, LSC 2017, LSC 2018
Birthday
December 5, 1966
Age
52

Photographer

Stefan Csàky

Photographer
Nationality
aut Austria
Current Riders
LSC 2018
Birthday
July 29, 1972
Age
46

Pep Bonet

Filmmaker
European ambassador for Nikon / Pep Bonet (Mallorca, 1974) is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer who has travelled extensively capturing profound moments that represent the unbalanced world in which we live. His longer-term projects focus on African issues, with his most well known project being “Faith in Chaos”, a photo essay on the aftermath of the war in Sierra Leone. Pep’s ongoing work around the globe on HIV/Aids and identity has led to several photography books and many exhibitions worldwide.
Nationality
esp Spain
Birthday
October 23, 1974
Age
44

Channel Manager

Edward Hamberera

Channel Manager
Edward is in charge of the channel through the year and checks on everything around the event site!!!
Nationality
nam Namibia
Current Riders
LSC 2018
Past Teams
LSC 2017
Birthday
September 14, 2018
Age
0

Timekeeping

Manfred Fuchs

Timekeeping
Manfred developed and programmed the timing system not only for this event but for most windsurfing speed events around the world.
Nationality
ger Germany
Current Riders
LSC 2018
Past Teams
LSC 2017
Birthday
May 30, 1956
Age
62

Michael Ellison

WSSRC Commissioner
Michael Ellison is the official commissioner for the WSSRC (World Sailing Speed Record Council).
Nationality
eng England
Birthday
September 17, 2018
Age
0

LSC Team

LSC Team
Birthday
October 15, 2017
Age
1