Gaastra Internationaal verwelkomt hun nieuwe team rider, Ben van der Steen. Bekend van zijn slalom ambities gaat hij samen met Ross Williams en Cedric Bordes de strijd aan tijdens de PWA.

After some time making his decision, Ben says:
“I was looking for a bit more of a long term thing to really work with a brand and grow- with Gaastra we found a solution for a longer term agreement together with good sails and this is the path to follow for me for the coming years.
I went to try the 2013 designs of Gaastra in France with Cedric . I was very surprised on the performance of the new sails , they are really working well. As Ross mentioned it took a few years to get perfect sails but now the sails are working amazing and the development program is running smoothly.
Gaastra and I have been in contact  a few times but I was not ready to join the team-now after a few years of good results I am very happy to join the Gaastra international team and test ,train ,develop and race alongside  Ross, Cedric and the rest of the team . As Gaastra still is a little bit off a Dutch thing with the Sneek towers in the logo and their heritage is from there I found that Gaastra is a nice place to continue my career and pursue my dream of becoming the best.”