Welcome to the SIC Team Talia!
SAN CLEMENTE, California - SIC announced the signing of Maui Standup Paddler and 2012 M20 champion Talia Gangini. Talia will join Elite Paddlers Livio Menelau, Andre Mollier, Georges Cronsteadt on the SIC Global team.
Talia was the youngest woman to ever compete in the Molokai to Oahu M20 race at just 14 years old. In 2012 at the age of 19 Talia finished first in front of her paddle racing inspiration and previous M20 champion Andrea Mollier. Not only did Talia finish first she also set the new women’s record with a time of 4:55:02.
“We are very excited to have Talia join the team,” said Braly Joy, SIC’s Director of Marketing. “Talia is a great fit for the SIC family. She wins races, rips on a SUP Surf board is an amazing ambassador to the sport, and most importantly she does it with a big smile on her face.”
Talia lives and trains on Maui and will be working with SIC MAUI founder and master shaper Mark Raaphorst and the rest of the SIC team to advance the brands awareness and global reach. “I am so excited and honored to be on a team with Andre Mollier, Jeremy and Livio”. Said Talia. “I am really looking forward to the new season and being sponsored by SIC means I will be on the fastest boards”
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