The fourth annual Dutch Coast Race World Series 2016, held in Castricum aan Zee, the Netherlands in October attracted more than 100 participants from 18 countries. Sint Maarten was ably represented by veteran surfskier Stuart Knaggs (sponsored by Budget Marine) who participated in the masters2 category.
The race takes paddlers 19km race along the North Sea coast. Before the race, the sea was almost flat with a very light breeze from the east. This was not what was expected, but as the race was about to start the wind picked up and small whitecaps were in sight. Later in the race competitors had to battle choppy conditions caused by the wind blowing in the opposite direction to the tide.
For Knaggs, a surfski instructor, months of training and competition paid off and he finished an impressive third out of 21 in the Masters2 category.
For full results visit: https://results.cloudtimer.nl/dutch-coast-race.html