Curacao, Dutch Caribbean Saturday, December 30th 2006
The end of year jaars race is a yearly returning event. It's a race between all kinds of sailboats. Each type of boat has it's own handicap, so depending on that handicap slower boats start earlier. The course starts inside the spanish waters, upwind to Fuik bay, downind into the historical harbour mouth of Punda and back upwind to the Spanish waters. Windsurfers have been absent for the last 7 years. This year we've started with 10 windsurfers. I've invited PWA star Taty Frans to join and he brought Yeager St Jago and Pieter Sweers from Bonaire. Taty sailed a spectacular race shattering all records and finsishing the 17.8 Nautical Mile race in 1 hour and 39 minutes! Yeager came in 40 minutes later. Sergey with his boat Curacao Marine 1010 was the first boat to finsish. I got in as the 8th vessel.