80ies and 90ies
F2 sport legends
It all started with Jürgen Hönscheid from Sylt. Jürgen was Germany´s wave and strong wind hero. He was the only accepted European windsurfer in Hawaii where the first Panam Cup took place in Kailua, 1978.
Later they followed him to Sylt and la Torche where the European Funboard Cup, organized by Peter Brockhaus took place. As windsurfing was much more popular in Europe than the US, several American boardsailors regularly showed up in European events.
Beside Jürgen the F2 racing team had Klaus Walther and Kai Schnellbacher with international performance level. Kai was cool enough to use only F2 production boards. His list of victories in World cups like La Torche was impressive.
Soon later there was a new “kid on the block” Björn Dunckerbeck. At the age of 15 he was invited by Peter Brockhaus to the Sylt Funboard Cup and got introduced to Jürgen and the F2 team. This venture gave Björn a strong boost. After that he became soon F2´s leading figure in the World Cup. He won against Robby Naish and all the other cracks in the 80ies and 90ies whenever they met.
Björn was the dominator in the windsurfing sport until 2010.