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Monday, May 21, 2012

Curacao Challenge 2012









Day 1
Slalom
The first 2 days slalom was at St. Joris bay
Today I arrived at the event around 8:00.
I checked the wind and rigged my 7.0 and my 7.8 Severne Reflex III
I surfed with my 97L Starboard Isonic 2012 in combination with my 36cm Tectonics Talon and my 7.0.
At the skippers meeting they told us everything we needed to know about the races.
We did 3 heats in the morning and 3 in the afternoon.
In the first heat I started 2 seconds late but I was much faster as the rest and finished 1 buoy length in front of the rest.
The same for heat 2 and heat 3.
But in heat 4 I had a perfect start and the jibes went great; 2 lay down jibes.
I finished 1st in heat 4.
In heat five and six the wind picked up a little........... fullpower!!!
Result after day one: 1st place

Day 2
Today it was less windy than day 1 so I rigged my 7.0 and my 7.8.
I surfed with my 117 Starboard Isonic 2012 in combination with my 44cm Tectonics Talon and my 7.8.
We did 3 heats in the morning and 3 heats in the afternoon
In the first heat I finished 1st
In the second heat I was 1st
In the third heat I was over early
In the fourth heat I had a good start and was first until the second buoy.
There was this really slow, not so good windsurfer which I didn't see until I was in the gibe.
I had two choices:hit him and keep going or carve too sharp and fall.
I took the second one of course...
And I fell, I tried to catch up, but the other guy was just too far in front.
So I finished 2nd.
The fifth and sixth heat I finished 1st.
Result after day one and day two: 1st place



Day 3
Today there was freestyle in the morning and slalom in the afternoon
I competed in the 14+ class in freestyle.
Unfortunately I didn't make it trough my heat.
Slalom
Today Slalom was on the ocean.
There was like 30 knots!!!
I rigged my 6.2 and put my 36cm under my Isonic 97.
The heats were awesome!!!
3.5 meter high waves!
I came in first every heat.

Day 4
Today we did Slalom in the morning and Freestyle in the afternoon
Slalom was on the ocean.
Today there was even more wind and even higher waves!
I came in first every heat again.
Freestyle
Today I made it trough one heat with a clean flaka.
The rest of the heats I didn't make it trough.

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