In the early days of my professional career, back in the 80’s, I needed to decide which sail number to allocate on my sails as an individual trademark and I really liked the idea not to rank myself first or last. I’ve always liked the nr. 9 because of its’ look and wording.
So thus came I-99, representing Italy…and the rest is printed in the windsurfing history books. That’s why I named the company ‘Cesare Cantagalli i-99’.
This project was started because initially I grew up passionately around watersports and board sports. My personality dictates that I am fully focused on new trends, new styles of artwork, which are both combined to create well performing, niche products. To be honest, I always wanted to stand out and set a new level translated by my true expression and connection with watersports, which have heavily influenced my life and career.
I am feeling the raw energy and growth since the day we started in 2008 with just a few custom boards produced at our small factory in Italy. At that time we had enough satisfaction to give our clients a chance to explore their curiosity, touch something special with their hands, and simply feel a better board under their feet.