Matty York | Windsurfing Max Speed 54.5 MPH | 4th in World

Age: 40ish

Instagram ; mattyk61

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Sponsors ; Point 7 / Starboard / RobinhoodWatersports / Black Project Fins / Moramaii wetsuits /O’Shea and of course – ROCKERLINE clothing.

Matt York ,Speed sailor a self taught windsurfer , hes been windsurfing from the age of 8 ,and has tried most disciplines of the sport but found the love for speed sailing

It all started about 7 years ago when he decided to give competition a go , , Matt decided to enter weymouth speedweek (the longest running speed event in the uk ) and after a week of sailing among some of the best in the uk ,he found himself finishing 2nd in the amateur fleet , after that matt was hooked ,and now chases big storms across the country in the search of speed
Matt won the NWF speed event in 2015 and has been constantly in the top of his fleet at weymouth speedweek , shear determination and passion keep him motivated to push himself to the limits , in 2017 Matt took 2nd place in the world ranking for 2017 with an impressive speed of 47.3 knots and the all important average of 44.93 , (5x10s runs)currently now sitting in 4th ,but this this also put him on top of the uk ranking for 2017.

Matts current choice of boards are
Starboard Isonic luderitz w44
Starboard Isonic w49
Starboard Isonic 90
Starboard Isonic 107
Starboard Isonic 124
Moo custom 40

Point-7 AC1 5.0
Point-7 AC1 5.6
Point-7 AC1 6.2
Point-7 AC1 7.1
Point-7 AC1 7.8

Black Project Fins x55 – sabre 40
Drake R2R 36-46

Results to date
2012 Weymouth speed week ,12th gold fleet
2013 Weymouth speed week , 15th gold fleet
2014 Weymouth speed week ,5th gold fleet
2014 Southend speed weekend , 4th windsurfer
2015 Weymouth speed week , 6th gold fleet
2015 National Watersports festival speed event , 1st
2016 Weymouth speed week , 6th gold fleet

2017 GPSspeedsailing 4th in the world , 1st British
2017 British speed challenge 2nd

top speed 47.39 = 55mph