The second edition of the Endless Summer Sports Festival was held in Curaçao’s beautiful St. Joris Bay over the first three days in August. Organized by the ‘Old school Windsurfers St. Jorisbaai’ as a fundraiser for the Fundashon St Jorisbaai, a non-profit organization that offers financial support to local kids who otherwise may not have the opportunity to develop their sporting talents. The event was organized with the help of numerous volunteers and the generous sponsorship of many companies including Polar and Flow.
The festival held competitions for all ages in sports such as windsurfing, kite surfing, mountain biking, running and fishing.
The windsurfing event attracted 38 participants from Curaçao, Bonaire and the Netherlands, competing in the following classes and categories: PRO-Open; Old School 18+; Boys under 18; and a Girls’ class.
Early August saw good winds that varied between 18 and 25 knots. The sparkling conditions led to some spectacular racing throughout the three days of competition.
The windsurfers raced five downwind Slalom heats and five heats around a course. The number of heats allowed for three discards. A tallying of points from the remaining seven races produced the final results in which local participants were the absolute winners, taking first place in all four Slalom divisions.
In a press release, Nancy Da Silva De Goes thanked the ‘Old School Windsurfers St Jorisbaai’ for organizing such a spectacular event. She also thanked the families and volunteers who gave the ‘Fundashon St. Joris’ a helping hand and made special mention of the sponsors without whose help the event would not have been possible.
For more information about this even, visit: http://endlesssummerfestival.wordpress.com
1st Jean Patrick van der Wolde (CUR) 2011 World Champion U-17
2nd Dennis Littel (NED)
3rd Richard Konstapel (CUR)
Old School 18+ Class
1st Richard Richie (CUR)
2nd Perry van der Wolde (CUR)
3rd Remco Osnabrugge (NC)
Boys Under 18
1st Jean Paul Da Silva De Goes (CUR) 2013 World Champion U-15
2nd Delano Moreno (CUR)
3rd Jurgen Saragoza (NB*)
1st Marjenka de Bell (CUR)
2nd Anne Coenen (CUR)
3rd Alyssa Wijnand (NB*)