Winds foil Caribbean Foiling Champs

Published on February 23rd, 2020

Orient Bay Beach, Saint Martin (February 23, 2020) – It’s a wrap for the Caribbean Foiling Championships after three days of racing in kitefoiling and windfoiling, despite unusual light wind conditions. Seventeen year old Tiger Tyson from Antigua came in the first place, Olivier Blottière from Martinique second and Loic Brismontier from Guadeloupe third place.

The light winds limited racing which proved frustrating. Said Stan Rodriguez, a local rider of Saint-Martin, “I trained everyday for this championships and it never happened in 20 years in February to have less than 10 knots of wind here.”

Said Race Officer Sacha Daunar, who came from the French Federation of Sailing of Guadeloupe: “When there is light wind, we have to find solutions and try to wait for the best conditions of wind to launch a race in order for racers score official points and allow them to move up in the international ranking. In those conditions, the only thing to do is to be patient.”

The inaugural event was held February 22-24.

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Source: Sacha van der Wouden

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