In a late move Lena Erdil has left Patrik Diethelm and signed up to Starboard for the coming season. It's been a busy year for transfers and Lena will no doubt be one of the last to move this season. Here's the official word from Starboard International.
Following the arrival of Matteo Iachino to the Starboard Team earlier this year, we are pleased to announce that Lena Erdil will also be joining our ranks for 2016. Lena has been a very consistent podium finisher over the last few years, including a Vice-World Champion title in 2014 and we're very excited to have her "on board".
Just earlier this week, Lena visited us at the Starboard headquarters to pick-up her boards and meet the team. We took this opportunity to ask her a couple of questions...
Starboard: Welcome to the Starboard Dream Team Lena! What influenced you to join our team?
Lena Erdil: I’ve been following the success of the Starboard team and the way they work for a while now and I really like the importance they place on innovation! I love to see just how many prototypes get made every year while searching for the best possible improvements for the next board. Having a team full of amazing sailors definitely is also crucial to the development.
Starboard: Which Starboard slalom rider do you look up to the most and why?
Lena: Oh my...! That's a difficult question to ask with so many great riders to choose from!! I think each rider has got different qualities that are admirable. Personally, I always like to see when riders do well in multiple disciplines so I guess even though she is one of my biggest competitors, I will have to go with Lady SQ! [Sarah-Quita Offringa]
Starboard: Which iSonic sizes have you chosen, and to match what sails?
Lena: : I chose the iSonic 87 to pair with my 5.0m² and 5.6m² and maybe 6.3m². I also have the iSonic 97 for my 6.3m² and 7.2m². And lastly I have the iSonic 114 for my 7.9m² and 8.6m².
Read the full interview here.