Cape Town Delivered !! Dec 2016-Jan 2017 & BOOT Dusseldorf

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             By Billy Short

Cape Town experience !!

Together with Maxime I visited Cape Town for the first time.  We met Sarah-Quita Offringa and a lot of other riders
Not only on the water, but also on land Cape Town and surroundings has a lot to offer.

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           By Sarah Jackson

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           By Billy Short – at Big Bay

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           By Ruben Petrisie at Sunset Beach

For me the main focus of this trip was to train wave-sailing but also had my freestyle-equipment on hand. I visited Langebaan , a 1 hour drive up north from Cape Town to meet my friend Ruben Petrisie (World of Windsurf) who hosted the Kite- and Windsurfcup at Club Mykonos Langebaan. Winds were howling there and I had some great freestyle sessions.

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           By Ruben Petitie at Langebaan

From the 30 days in South Africa I spend 26 on the water. During the other 4 days we did some hiking and sightseeing. I was amazed about the beauty of Sout Africa’s coastline.

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Hiking at Chapman’s Peak

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           Roadtrip to Cape point

Besides windsurfing I spend 3 times a week in the gym. Online coaching with my Bonairian trainer worked out very well.

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           Waveriding and jumping at Melkbosch-strand

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           By Ruben Petrisie

In the end I can say I really improved my wavesailing , very happy about that and for sure I will return to Cape Town next year.

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           The Bonaire-crew at Rietvlei with Tablemountain view

Before returning to Bonaire I visited the Netherlands to prepare and invest in the 2017 season. New equipment arrived and my van was ready for the last adjustments and almost ready to visit windy places in Europe the coming season and years.

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I also took the chance to visit the watersports exhibition BOOT in Dusseldorf to represent my sponsors and Bonaire

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On stage interview with Dirk Muschenich. For the full interview visit : https://youtu.be/1-ktEgMXpVw

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Severne Sails at BOOT

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Brunotti at BOOT

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At the Divers-department my home-island Bonaire represented !!

At the moment I’m back on Bonaire where the wind is returning after the rain-season and the freestyle- and slalom-training will continue. My friend and Severne Sails team-rider Dieter van der Eyken is visiting Bonaire for the next 2 months so we will be very busy on the water.

I hope the 2017 event calendars will be published soon as I’m eager to start the 2017 tour.

Check back soon

Cheers
Amado
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