BIRTH OF THE LOFT SAILS
The Loftsails began with series of designs in 2000. The American Windsurfer 2000 sail tests on Maui were the first magazin evaluations of sails from The Loft. The O2 and Lip designs 2000 were ranked #1 & #2 in the 2000 AW tests!
THE LOFT HAS GROWN.
The Loftsails enjoys distribution worldwide and is tested in most major windsurfing magazines. The Loft is a windsurfers company. The Loft is dedicated to the development of original windsurfing sail designs with top quality – both in performance and manufacture.
THE LOFT’S PHILOSOPHY IS TO MAXIMIZE WIND RANGE WHILE MINIMIZING THE NUMBER OF SAIL LINES PRESENTED TO THE MARKET.
The Loft supported Valerie Ghibaudo for her remarkable 2009 season. Valerie dominated the PWA slalom events, never taking a loss. Valerie also dominated the ISA becoming the Windsurfing Speed World Cup Champion for the second year running.
The Loft also supported Ludo Jossin who is the French AFF 2009 Overall Champion, 2009/2010Overall Spanish tour Champion. In 2010 Valerie won the PWA Almanarre and Alacati events earning her place on the podium while Ludo Jossin won the Spanish slalom tour and Antoine Questel finished 2nd in the French AFF Slalom Championships.
2011 saw Ben Van Der Steen take multiple podiums over the year, finishing 3rd for the PWA 2011 Slalom Tour and placing The Loft 3rd in the PWA constructors ranking 2011.
Loftsails 2012 PWA event podium positions for Antoine, Lena, Ben and Joss! Loftsails on the podium again- PWA Constructors Rank 3rd.
Loftsails looks forward to the future!
Monty has been a mentor for numerous sailmakers and designers, such as Roland Luehrs (Neil Pryde and Gaastra), Jasper Sanders (Neil Pryde and ART), Miro Picorilla (Speed Sails, Rome), Glenn Macilwraithe (Neil Pryde), Gildas Bouchet (Yucca Sails, France), Claudio Zecchini (Seatex Sails, Garda), Fabian Pendle (Space Dog Sails) and Robert Stroj (ART/Pryde).
Over the years Monty has created many successful designs, working with many leading windsurfers…
Scott & Ron Steele, Ken Winner, Mike Waltze, Matt Schweitzer, Alex Aguera, Fred Haywood, Klaus Simmer, JP Siret, Arnaud and Jenna deRosnay, Dave Perks, Stan Sobczyk, Bruno Pouget, Stefano Pavcovich, Johan Krauth, Sylvie Renart, Cesare Cantigalli, Maui Meyer, Klaus Baumann, Ronny Kiaulehn, Fabian Pendle, Nathalie Siebel, Marcus Steinlien, Thorkil Kristensen, Eric Thieme, Nathalie LeLievre, Christoph Prin-Guenon, Guy Cribb, Nik Baker, Eduardo Bellini, Paco Manchon, Ludo Jossin, Nev Colton, Fernando Martinez, Pierrot Gloaguen, Michael Rossmeier, Antoine Questel , Valerie Arrighetti, Ben Van Der Steen, Dennis Littel and Patrik Pollak have collaborated with Monty in windsurfing sail design generation.