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wMonday, May 23, 2005

No Queen but lots of talent in Bonaire

On the seventh day and final day of competition of the 2005 Bonaire King/Queen of the Caribbean, the conditions did not change. Unfortunately this meant it was impossible to complete official competition in Lac Bay this year. An unusually early hurricane shut down the trade winds in the entire Caribbean, which, according to both official weather statistics and Bonairian locals, has not occurred in fifty years this early in the season.

PWA girls had no single heat on the water... Local Femke does not know her home spot that calm.
All photos: PWA/Carter, Astrid Muldoon

Bonaire Partytime! left: Nayra, Astrid, Steffi, right: Ricardo, Nayra, Ania & the Moreno twins

In the unofficial supersession, both international and local riders displayed a level of sailing that was beyond anything windsurfing has seen so far. Sailors demonstrated new moves on each run, leaving the competition frantically trying to catch up. And the youngsters showed a lot of promising talent, too. Steffi Wahl: "The kids sailed the whole weekend. There were really small ones (from 0-7 years and older)...really great!" Unfortunately, the wind never returned, but in spite of the light conditions, Bonaire has proven once again to be one of the most laidback stops on the tour. Under normal circumstances is an ideal location for a world-class freestyle contest and the PWA will undoubtedly be back for more in the years to come. (text: PWA, S. Wahl)

posted by editors at 5/23/2005 11:21:00 PM | (0) comments

wFriday, May 20, 2005

Bonaire: Adrian keeps the wind away

16 "windgirls" at the Bonaire competition, Steffi rigging, Iballa biking (all photos: PWA/Carter)

With only one day of wind so far (only heats for the boys) the 16 (!!!) female competitors are still on standby at the 2005 Bonaire King of the Caribbean. Adrian, the first tropical storm of the season is making its way towards the Caribbean, upsetting the regular trade winds, which are normally so reliable this time of year. But with four days of competition left, things are far from decided.

Nayra Alonso, Karin & Daida talking about new moves, Iballa computing

posted by editors at 5/20/2005 02:12:00 PM | (0) comments

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