Archive for January, 2010

Bladerider is bankrupt! – and reborn

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

My last post “is bladerider bankrupt” got quite a lot of attention and from all the comments I have received the following story seems plausible:

Bladerider had lots of problems and decided to voluntarily wind up the company. It seems like many investors and suppliers lost large amounts in this process. In addition the bladerider.com.au website is down. The domain is owned by KA Sails and we will probably see Amac using it sometime in the future.

In the meantime Bladerider has been re-incorporated as Bladerider 2010 Ltd. This new company is probably going to sell the old boats they still have had in stock (with guarentee???). Unfortunately no information is available on this new entity – they don’t even have a website…

I am curious to find out more and to see what happens with BR till the worlds…

is Bladerider bankrupt?

Friday, January 8th, 2010

I have just skyped with Niki who has found an some information on google:
Screen shot 2010-01-08 at 3.32.23

I am not sure if this website is trustworthy and if Bladerider is really bankrupt. I haven’t found any other evidence and the BR website doesn’t mention anything like this. However rumors that BR is in trouble have been circulating even before the 2009 worlds and you didn’t hear about many people ordering new Bladeriders.

Has anyone got more information?

PS.: Here is the link to the screenshot above

Silvestersailing – PORTOROZ – Slovenia

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

short Trip for a wintersail!