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SIC’s Sonni Hönscheid Wins Lost Mills on the SIC Maui X-14
SAN CLEMENTE, CA; June 4, 2013– Sonni Hönscheid Wins at the 6 star Lost Mills International SUP Race in Germany. The SIC Maui team rider finished 1st Friday in the 4km and 1st again Saturday in the long distance 18km main event. Sonni faced a very strong field of paddlers at Lost Mills like Australian Champion Angela Jackson and Olympic Gold Medalist Krisztina Zur of Hungary for three days of racing. The SIC team rider raced the SIC X-14 in the Sprint race, 4K and 18K main event. Sonni also finished 3rd in the elimination race on her SIC X-12 inflatable on day two.
“I have been shaping flat water boards for some customers and team riders for several years,” said Mark Raaphorst founder and chief of design for SIC. “It was in 2012 we decided to go to production with a flat water design intended to win in any type of flat water race.” SIC is known for being the most dominant SUP brand in open water racing and in August 2012 SIC shaper Mark Raaphorst released his line of Flat water boards the X-12 and X-14 to the market.
“These results are incredible,” said John Griffith SIC Brand Manager. “I’ve spent years working with shapers while they fine tune designs before going into production. Mark has nailed it very early on with what might be one of the fastest race boards on the planet that is also easy to paddle. Congratulations to Sonni and Mark.”
SIC is a division of FLOW SPORTS, Inc. headquartered in San Clemente CA. FLOW Sports Inc. acquired SIC in July of 2012 and is now distributing the brand globally.
ABOUT SIC (Sandwich Islands Composites)
SIC “Sandwich Islands Composites” is the vision of master shaper/designer – Mark Raaphorst. Mark has more than 20 years experience building surfboards, windsurfers and outrigger canoes. He is credited as being one of the pioneers of SUP, the first to integrate an Active Steering System into and SUP and for creating some of the most winning race boards in the world. Their speed and agility, sleek styling and piercing waterlines, quality craftsmanship and attention to details, have also earned SIC the reputation of being the “Ferrari of SUP boards”. SIC makes boards for intermediate to elite paddlers looking for the best in race, fitness/touring and surf. For more information visit: www.sicmaui.com
ABOUT FLOW SPORTS, Inc.
Flow Sports is an innovative branding and global distribution company specializing in action-sports equipment and consumer goods. Best known as the creator of “Flow Snowboarding”, Flow Sports continues to add cutting-edge and complementary brands to its portfolio, leveraging synergies within the action-sports channel, transcending borders and offering unique value to both channel partners and active consumers. For more information on Flow brands, visit: www.flow.com, www.nxtz.com, www.iontheaction.com, www.sicmaui.com, www.chuckbuddies.com
SIC / FLOW SPORTS CONTACTS
Marketing – Braly Joy
(949) 361 – 5260 xt. 121
Sales – Brad Kingsley
1(949) 361-5260 xt. 102
(949) 361 – 5260 xt. 120
Europe- Phil Mandeau
Kolner Str 52 (Hinterhaus
Fon: +49 (0) 201-3165279
Custom boards – Mark Raaphorst