Tuesday, November 2, 2010

miami i.f.c.a. north american championchips

We left on Wednesday and flew with one of our sponsors and local airliner Insel air to Miami. The check in of our team and equipment was without any problems and the flight was very comfortable again. I had expected a little problem in Miami with the customs and our equipment, but everything went very smooth. After we had picked-up our rental cars and packed everything in an on the car we went to our hotels.

On Thursday we had hoped to train a little bit, but the wind was very light and we decided to only visit the beach. On the beach we found Alex Morales and his team working hard on the last details.

The Friday started with a breakfast and registration and around 13:00 I had my first start. The wind was blowing lightly around 12 knots and almost everyone had rigged his biggest sail. I went out with a K.A. 7.3(borrowed from my dad).

After one day of racing and completing 5 races I had the feeling that all my team members had a big chances of a top three rank. Friday evening the organization had organized a welcome diner party … time to relax.

On Saturday the wind picked up into the low 20’s and we were able to complete 7 races I went out with my North Sails Warp 6.3
After two days of racing Ethan Westera from Aruba was leading followed by me.

On Sunday and the last racing day the wind was light again between 12 and 15 knots. we were able to complete another 3 races on the beautiful waters in front of Virginia Key park which is a perfect windsurf spot.

After three days of racing I ended as second because Ethan was unbeatable. Congratz Ethan.

We thank Alex Morales and his team for the organization of our last international race of this year.

And we thank our sponsers because without them I was not able to do the competition.