Specially designed custom made gear, produced meticulously with state of the art materials, intended for the people who make the difference. Only world class athletes, European Championship, World Championship and Olympic Games medal winners are invited to join SandiEquipe. They are the ones who test our newest solutions today so we can offer you better products tomorrow.
Since the beginning of our cooperation Jonathan has been determined to achieve his goals but still at hand and ready to help. The Finn class Olympic bronze in London 2012 was a great achievement, but Jon stayed the same nice guy we took in our team 2010. Many of the latest improvements of our products have his mark and most of our test gear pass trough his hands, hopefully this will help him also in his future achievements.
Bambi is one of the world's top Finn sailors for almost a decade now. Here are some of his best results: Optimist European Champion 1998, Silver Medal Junior Worlds Laser Class 2002, European Junior Champion Laser 2003, European and World Junior Champion Finn Class 2005, two bronze(2008, 2012), two silver (2007, 2011) and two gold (2009, 2010) medals at Finn Europeans, bronze medal at the Finn gold cup 2009, silver medal in 2014 and nomerous other top achievements. His goal is, of course, to win an Olimpic gold medal.
Determination & Persistence
His moto in Istrian dialect is "Krepat, krepat ma ne molat!" (something like "you can die but don't give up!"). This the best way to describe his greatest qualities of determination and persistence. Vasco is one of Slovenia's most successful and popular sportsman of the last decade. With third place at the 2004 Olympics in Athens he won Slovenia's first sailing Olympic medal. In Beijing 2008 he made one step forward by winning the silver medal in the last regatta. His legendary celebrations, enthusiasm and kind character make him very popular not only in his home town of Izola (where he is "a god") and Slovenia, but also among other sailors and the opposite sex (in 2004 he was selected as Cosmopolitan's European sportsman of the year). In 2009 he decided to switch from Laser to finn Class where he shortly became one of the top sailors. He became European champion in 2013, finshed second in 2012 and 2014 at the Europeans, 6th at the London 2012 Olyimpics and has several top positions at sailing world cups. We have cooperated with Vasilij from when we first got involved in sailing. He was also the first SandiEquipe non-canoe athlete.
A great performer, not just on the water!
She is a rising star with many world-class results: World Champion 2007, two times World Cup race winner, European Champion and twice an Olympian. Since first making a name for herself at the Junior World Championships, where she was individual & team winner, she grew up to be one of the most attractive canoe slalom ladies - on & off the water. In September 2007 she created a lot of attention to herself & the whole of the canoe slalom world by appearing on the cover of German Playboy magazine. Thanks to her, German kayakers got loads of media attention before the 2008 Olympics - definitely a great contribution for this great sport. We have worked with Jenny since 2005. At first, this cooperation was as part of the equipment deal with the German National Team. In 2007, after wining 2 gold medals at the World Champs in Brazil, we decided to invite her to join SandiEquipe. Thanks for trusting us Jenny - we hope you are going to stay a long time in the business and we are sure your best years are still to come.
She is the one to beat.
Elena owns an incredible series of results. Between 1996 & 2008 she becameOlympic, World and European Champion - and not just once!
Four Olympic starts, two consecutive Olympic titles in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008; 6 times overall World Cup winner, one second place and two thirds; 8 gold medals, 2 silver, 2 bronze at European champs - a true legend!In 2004 she showed great form to become European Champion, Olympic Champion and overall World Cup winner in the same year! The season after Athens, in 2005, she completed "mission impossible" and won the World Championships in Australia - all the most important titles consecutively, just amazing!
We have been proudly cooperating with Elena since 1999. This allows us to say that besides being an outstanding athlete, she is an outstanding person. We give our best so she can perform at her best.
Poetry in motion
Julien is the best promotion a kayak company can have on water. His fast lines and attractive style of paddling were a real pleasure to watch. Julien just recently finished his active CanoeSlalom career. This powerful athlete has achieved very much during his career :2006 World Champion, 2004 European Champion and always in the top ranks of the slalom circus. He is much more than the most elegant kayaker around. Passion for kayaking and outdoor sports is his life. After finishing studying sport at University, he is now continuing his studies for a Masters in sports marketing. It is always impressive to be around such a talented individual. He is the perfect partner, not just for slalom training, but also for a great FreeRide or sea kayak trip. He joined SandiEquipe in 2005. Since then, we take care of all his needs when it comes to gear and we love to use him as a model for our newest products.
Simply a legend
Between 1987 & 2005 this man set new standards in whitewater slalom kayak. His past record shows that talent combined with hard work can lead to exceptional results. In 1990 and 1992 he won the overall World Cup. He became Olympic Champion in Barcelona 1992 and took the Bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He has also won numerous European and World Championship medals. What really distinguished this exceptional athlete from others, was, and still is, his willingness to teach newcomers how to become a winner.
Pierpa was one of the first in the World Cup events competing in sandiline gear and also one of the first members of the SandiEquipe. We have worked with him since the mid-90's and throughout the years his understanding and advice of what could be improved always led us to useful new solutions. After retiring from professional competition in 2005 he became a coach with the Italian team. Even now, sandiline still supports him with the gear he needs for his "free time" paddling. He still deserves the best, and at the same time, we still need his wise advice. Miticooo Pierpa!
Mr. Nice guy
Vavra is only 26 & so far he won a complete set of medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with a gold in 2009 (K-1 team), a silver in 2010 (K-1), and a bronze in 2007 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (K-1 team), on top of that he gained the silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic games. Not bad! ...and the best is still to come.
Peter started paddling in 1990 when he was six. Ever since his life is all about kayak, he just can’t imagine his life without paddling. He already achieved almost all of the most prestigious titles - Overall World cup winner in 2009, World champion 2009 and European champion 2010, now he wants to achieve the biggest goal - become the Olympic Champion.
Peter is a perfectionist who smiles a lot, he like having fun and really enjoys life. He spends his free time snowboarding, wave surfing, cross-country skiing & playing badminton. His best place on earth so far is the Soča river valley.
A real water sport enthusiast...
...always searching for any excuse to get on the water, no matter what the kayak discipline, plus any other watersports. Forming an exclusive team of distinguished competitors who would receive special gear was his idea. He is also the only Sandiequipe member in the Guinness book of records having won 6 consecutive World Rafting Championships with the Slovenian team named Bobri (Beawers). Laki has been an important figure on the international kayak scene since 1992, when he won two medals (individual silver and team gold) at the Junior World Championships. His greatest kayak achievements are a World Cup win and 3 consecutive (2005-2007). European Championship team golds. Since he has no intention of quitting racing any time soon, we are sure he will bring home many more excellent results. Being a fountain of new ideas, Laki is our main developer and tester. Together with Pierpaolo Ferrazzi he was the first member of SandiEquipe.
If you have ever watched this guy racing, you know what we are talking about - he is crazy! ...but in a positive and successful way! Cali, as his friends call him, began paddling in 1995 and so far he has been Junior European Champion in 2001, won the European U23 Champs in 2005, came 2nd at the 2008 European Championships, became European Champion in 2009, became world champion & world cup winner in 2010, won 16 Italian titles in various categories, conquered many podiums at important international races and most important he became the Olympic champion in London 2012.
Greek temper & German discipline
Since he was a little boy Sideris has been fascinated by the spirit of water. At the age of ten he started competing in canoe slalom. Sideris stood out as a natural talent with a good feel for the water. As a junior he conquered the gold medals in the Worlds- and Europeans. Although his roots are in Greece he decided to race for Germany. 2008 he made his debut for the senior national team. From thenceforth he competed with legends like Martikan and Estanguet, who were surprised by how good he was. His greatest strengths are his mental talent and his extraordinary skill finding the fastest line through the slalom course. Now Sideris made his dream come true - he won an Olympic Medal - silver in London 2012. We are proud to have such a talent in our exclusive team "SandiEquipe" and to be able to support and accompany such a talent.
This C2 team made their first international impression in 1994 with a 3rd place at the Junior Worlds and two years later they became Junior World Champions both individually and with the Czech team. But this was just the beginning of a great career. Since then they became 4 times team World Champions, European individual & team Champions more than once, overall World Cup winners in 2005 and individual World Champions at home in Prague in 2006. Despite all these results we think that their best season was the last one, 2008, when they won an Olympic silver medal in Beijing! We were very pleased when this team joined SandiEquipe in 2005. Together we developed new C-2 specific kit and set new standards for C-2 gear. Look, feel and paddle as one - these are the basic rules of teamwork.