Singapore’s Max Maeder picks up both Men’s and Under-19 Division titles at the 2021 KiteFoil World Series
The 15-year-old will look to add more accolades to his name at the 2021 Youth Sailing World Championships in Oman in 10 days time.
Singapore kitefoiler Max Maeder capped off an impressive 2021 KiteFoil World Series Fuerteventura campaign by clinching both the Men’s and Under-19 Division Titles.
The 15-year-old edged two-time KiteFoil world champion and 24-year-old Axel Mazella from France for the top Men’s award and was the top youth kitefoiler ahead of Italy’s Riccardo Pianosi and France’s Ulysee Dereeper.
The 2021 KiteFoil World Series Fuerteventura took place on the breezy Spanish Canary Island of Fuerteventura, located in the Atlantic Ocean. Max is now on another Canary Island, Gran Canaria, which will play host to the series finale of the series, the 2021 KiteFoil World Series Gran Canaria.
Max, who has been training in Croatia since the start of the year in preparation for the upcoming kitefoil season, is due to face off against his peers at the 2021 Youth Sailing World Championships in Oman which will commence on Dec 11.
Max was first introduced to the sport at six by his Swiss father and Singaporean mother and participated in his first competition at the age of 10. In 2019, Max won the Formula Kite Asian Championship.
He remains Singapore’s only kitefoiler who competes regularly overseas and you can catch him in action below.