Marianne Rautelin


Name : Marianne Rautelin
Country : Finland
Sail n° : FIN-13
Age : 51
Height : 167 cm
Weight : 64 kg

Disciplines :
  • slalom
  • formula
  • raceboard

Home spot

Hanko, Finland

Hanko is a small town on the southmost peninsula in Finland. It has about 130 km of coastline and 30 km of sandy beaches. There is a nice spot for all wind directions. When stormy south-east winds hit the town, Tulliniemi beach is the place to be. Wave sailors, kiters and surfers from near and far arrive to Hanko for some decent wave riding.

Hanko will always be my home spot even I don’t live there anymore. This is where I learned windsurfing some 30 years ago and this is where I come back for all weekends and holidays.

Little story about you

I've been windsurfing since the age of 21. Looking back at the past years I remember being on the water almost every day no matter whether it was windy or not. With not much money as a student I had only one second-hand board and sail to start with which I used in all conditions. Trying to pass the waves in 15 m/s wind with not much of a success with way too little experience and too big gear.

The busy life as a young mother made me stop windsurfing for several years, but the passion for this sport never died. On the contrary, the enthusiasm just got bigger over the quiet years. When I had a chance to start again it was all in.

Who says it’s too late to start? My competitive career started with formula sailing after getting sponsored equipment at age 41! Since then I've been to close to 30 PWA and IFCA competitions achieving the first ever World Championship medal as a Finnish windsurfer woman in France 2012. It's quite extraordinary to see the development I've been through the past years and still learning. This sport gives me many happy moments and keeps me motivated to train strong and hard in and out the water.

Favorite spot

El Medano, Tenerife

El Medano is a cozy little town in southeast of Tenerife. I like the challenging conditions on water and the no wind biking, hiking and etc. activities it offers. I’ve been regular on the organized slalom training there for several years.

Why ride Loftsails gear?

Loftsails deliver competitive quality sails year after year. They suit me best being light and easy.

His gear

Raceboardblade 2017 & 2018

Sizes: 8.5 m2 - 9.5 m2 - 9.5 m2
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Racingblade 2018

Sizes: 5.0 m2 - 5.6 m2 - 6.3 m2 - 7.0 m2 - 7.8 m2 - 8.6 m2 - 9.4 m2
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