The windsurfing Worlds 2012 (WORLD CUP Race board Masters) at Medemblik was incrediable!

Thursday 23 August 2012

(machine translated in 2018)

I have quite enjoyed the week, starting from the moment I arrived on Sunday and the lawn on ran, until the moment when I drove away, a week later. The atmosphere, the enthusiasm of the kids, all these different nationalities, start in a match with 60 surfers. Special experience for its international event witness/do. The Organization was very good, many guidance boats, all tight on time, super gift opening, each country came forward with its own flag: 31 pieces!, relaxed end party. The weather has been very bad, very very much sun, little wind every day, sometimes, but always enough to sail a race.

I have quite the week a cottage shared with Madonna the Peruvian family. Very nice, I enjoyed, 2 children did as the only Peruaanen to the competitions and were therefore the entire Peruvian delegation. Fortunately, almost all of them spoke good English, so easy because I don't speak Spanish.

My matches went pretty good, learned a lot. Great to see how the top ones a tactical race, the difference in speed, the takeoffs. I had really expected to finish at the back somewhere. I sail only since early may on a race board, the other participants for years, if not decades. But in the end still 53rd of the 68. 1 heat even 31st, the heat with most wind! When the wind was minimal it went much worse and ended I usually around 60 a 63rd place. There was wind than around 40 a 48th place.

Organization, volunteers, participants and the Madonna Family: THANKS! This was a week that I don't quickly forget.