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Open Class Winners (from Left) Jean Patrick van der Wolde, 18, (2nd); Milan Gielingh, 18, (1st) and Jean Paul Da Silva De Goes, 15, (3rd). Photo: Nancy Da Silva De Goes
Open Class Winners (from Left) Jean Patrick van der Wolde, 18, (2nd); Milan Gielingh, 18, (1st) and Jean Paul Da Silva De Goes, 15, (3rd). Photo: Nancy Da Silva De Goes

2014 Windsurfing Curaçao Slalom Series II

The 2014 Windsurfing Curaçao Slalom Series took place in April, for the second time this year. The Series is a sequence of several competitions, held throughout the year, designed to increase the level of local windsurfing talent in preparation for regional and international windsurfing events.

Organized by the surf school ‘Windsurfing Curaçao’, with the help of enthusiastic volunteers and parents, 2014 Windsurfing Curaçao Slalom Series II served as training for the upcoming Curacao Challenge 2014, where local talent will compete against an international lineup.

Competitors were divided into various categories and the event ran a total of 20 races  in Spanish Water, a large area of sheltered water six-miles southeast of Willemstad.  Thirty-nine enthusiastic windsurfers of all levels and ages took part, demonstrating their skills in adrenaline-pumping competition with winds ranging from 17 to 22 knots.

The windsurfers, however, didn’t have all the fun as a Stand Up Paddleboarding competition took place at the same time. This popular new sport gave spectators plenty to watch and helped keep them entertained.

Following the event, organizers thanked Windsurfing Curaçao, the volunteers, participants and families for making the Curaçao Slalom Series a great success.

The youngest class, boys up to age of 11, in action. Photo: Marjenka de Bell
The youngest class, boys up to age of 11, in action. Photo: Marjenka de Bell

WINDSURFING RESULTS:

Open Class
1st: Milan Gielingh
2nd: Jean Patrick van der Wolde
3rd: Jean Paul Da Silva De Goes

 

Boys 14 and Older
1st: Place Ryan Richie
2nd: Stefan De Bell
3rd: Wave Antonia

 

Boys up to 13
1st: Luca Van Der Bunt
2nd: Ramon Sijm
3rd: Tom van Zanten

 

Boys up to 11
1st: Faan Coenen
2nd: Boris van Noort
3rd: Luka Stomp

 

Girls 15 and Older
1st: Ingrid Bakker
2nd: Yentl Gielingh
3rd: Chiara Bakker

 

Girls up to 14
1st: Anne Coenen
2nd: Zoe Munnink
3rd: Danique Stomp

For more information including news of upcoming windsurfing events, visit Facebook at: www.facebook.com/WindsurfingCuracao and www.facebook.com/curacaochallenge

 

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