2019 IFCA ABC TOUR at the
Fishermens Hut| 17 -19 May
The IFCA ABC Tour second stop Aruba, started last Saturday, May 18th with 32 athletes. Some returned from the neighboring islands for their second event, while others signed up for the first time. During the first
Some athletes with leading podium position like Nigel Hart from Bonaire (NB 65) had the misfortune to break the end of his boom making it difficult for him to recover his position.
A young, up coming and talented athlete from Curaçao: Kaj Rozeboom with only 12 years competed fearlessly in the category Under 15 demonstrating his skills and achieving results with the big boys.
Sunday, the morning started with wind conditions between 20 to 25 knots with a total of 4 eliminations and a final fun race where all athletes from all categories from the ABC islands sailed together in a friendly and positive atmosphere. The IFCA ABC Dutch Caribbean Tour event gives the opportunity to the island athletes to experience an upfront, real competitive atmosphere and prepares the athletes for the international championships.
Event #2 Result Category Under 15:
1st place: Floris
2nd place: Toon Haathuis (Aruba)
3rd place: Kaj Rozeboom (Curacao)
Event #2 Result Category Under 17:
1st place: Terence Clappers (Bonaire)
2nd place: Boris van Noort (Curacao)
3rd place: Jaydan Saladin (Aruba)
Event # 2 Result Category Youth Under 21:
1st place: Nathan
2nd place: Tom de Vries (Aruba)
3rd place: Jay-Anthony Nicolaas (Bonaire)
Event #2 Result Category Women:
1st place: Carmen Geelkens (Aruba)
2nd place: Zara Rozeboom (Curacao)
3rd place: Maxime Ingwersen (Aruba)
Next weekend, the final stop of the IFCA ABC Dutch Caribbean Tour will be held in Bonaire from May 24th to the 26th. IFCA will officially Award the overall winners from the Dutch Caribbean Championship in Bonaire.
Windracers Club Aruba thanks all the sponsors and volunteers for making the IFCA ABC Aruba tour stop possible.
Congratulations to all the competitors who have participated. It was hot, windy and fun and now BONAIRE IS NEXT.
The IFCA ABC TOUR: A series of windsurfing events taking place on the Dutch Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao. The tour is sanctioned by the International Funboard Class Association IFCA who officially supports and grant the IFCA Dutch Caribbean Titles to the winners of the series at the awards ceremony at the Final tour stop.
BY Emily Krosendijk
PR Club di Movimiento
Images: WRCA, Robin, Bethe, IFCA