Thursday, January 31, 2013

Saint Barth fun cup 2013

Day 1
Today, after a whole day of travelling by plane with our sponsor Insel Air, by car and by boat I finally arrived in Saint Barth.
We travelled together with Professional Taty Frans from Bonaire.
In the morning we came to the airport with 10 board-bags to travel to Saint Maarten. We traveled really nice and without any problems with our sponsor Insel Air. Thanks Insel Air, everything came in one piece!!!!
After the flight we had to wait about 1 and a half hours for our transportation to arrive.
after that the transportation brought us to the boat. The boat took us to Saint Barth where we were picked up by the organisation of this event. Everything went without problem and a really nice organisation.
see you tomorrow!!

Day 2

Today I woke up with a amazing view!!!!
It was so nice that we could sleep the first night in the organisation villa.
The whole day was waiting and waiting for wind and.... it didn't show up.....
I went out 1 time with my 7.8 Severne Reflex 3 and my 117L but when I was outside  the wind dropped from 14 knots to 1 knot.
So I spent 30 minutes going back not plaining -,-
After that I in-scripted there was a nice opening ceremony.
till tomorrow!!

Day 3/ Event Day 1

Today there was not too much wind in the morning so they postponed us.
In the mean time I was talking to my friend Taty Frans from Bonaire and to Bjorn Dunkerbeck and his assistant Victor, they were all very helpful and gave me a lot of tips to go faster, thanks!!
Victor later checked my sail if it was tuned correctly and he said It was perfect, thanks for checking Victor!
Later on the day the wind picked up to about 10-15 knots and we did a few heats.
In the Men Class I finished 16th and in the Youth I finished 2nd, I am very happy with this result as my expectations were that I was going to be one of the last.
Hasta la ma├▒ana, Aron

Day 4/ event Day 2
I woke up and... wow I saw wind, a lot of it!!!!!
So I quickly ate and went to the beach, at the beach there were about 17-20 knots so I rigged my 8.6 Severne Reflex 3 together with my 117L Isonic and went out.
Outside I was going fullpower!!!!
And then we did a race... I was really fast at the first jibe mark, I think I passed about 8-15 people there!
The next race I was on the same set but the wind picked up to 20-25 knots! I was really overpowered.
Then after that race I switched my 117L for my 107L Starboard Isonic and went out again.
I noticed that the wind became a steady 25 knots... I was still really overpowered!! But I had just amazing speed, the fastest I ever went!!! In the third race I just passed a lot of people on speed. Really awesome!!

Day 5/ event Day 3
Today there was NO wind.......
We waited till 1:00 and there wasn't any wind so, I started to pack my gear.
In the evening we did a Sup race and my team won!!

2nd place U20
16th place Overall
1st place Sup Race

I would like to thank all my sponsors because without them I wouldn't be able to do this.
Thanks to Nancy for all the awesome photo's!
And a special thanks to Severne for supporting me with my sails!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Formula ocean training

Today I did a formula ocean training together with teammate Jean Patrick van der Wolde.
The wind was a steady 16 knots and gusts till 20 knots!! I was surfing with my 9.5 fullpower!
I am the guy with the black and white sail.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

New Starboard Isonic!!

A week ago I got my new Starboard Isonic 117L carbon and 107L carbon.
I tested them and loved them, especially the 107L.
The 107 was super fast and easy to jibe and control!!
Thanks Windsurfing Curacao!!