Fanatic will be the official SUP supplier of the Highland Spring HIHO race in the BVI taking place next week from 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.
The Highland Spring HIHO in the Caribbean will be one of the most amazing SUP events this summer. It takes place in the British Virgin Islands, a cluster of around 60 islands, that were an El Dorado for pirates in former times, with their hidden and unaccounted bays, perfect to hide and wait for the Spanish ships in transit, loaded to the brim with gold from the new world. Participants live on luxury yachts for a week, following the stage racing between islands, each day a new course. It´s a very fun race, people are encouraged to bring groups of friends with them.
The Highland Spring HIHO event originated in St. Thomas in 1979 when a band of intrepid windsurfers set out to sail through the Virgin Islands with sleeping bags on their backs. The event was an immediate success and grew constantly. Under the current event owner Andy Morrell the Highland Spring HIHO now is the World’s most fun-filled and unique watersports adventure as it charts a course through Caribbean Islands. So far it was only for sailing and windsurfing, but this year it will also include SUP Racing with Fanatic as a sponsor!
Lonely islands, incredible beaches, action packed racing with constant tradewinds, wild parties - this race will be the ultimate journey, it is an extraordinary combination of sailing, SUPing and having fun.
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.
“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 and German rider Petra Offermanns are ready attend the event - more info soon!
More info & registration:
Andy Morrell: email@example.com