The Pan-American Slalom windsurfing Open championship, presented by Pro Kids and Aquaspeed Bonaire Windsurfers, has returned to the Dutch Caribbean Island of Bonaire and has become part of the 1st Annual International Sports Week. This international event is an exciting competition for windsurfing enthusiasts from the Caribbean region but also Open to other nations. This year, the competition has been introduced to the new IFCA global ranking pointing system, which adds even more significance to the event.
On the second day of the PanAmerican Slalom windsurfing championship, the weather was somewhat rainy and cloudy. However, this did not stop the action, and the competition continued with full enthusiasm. The best racing action was undoubtedly in the junior boys and girls divisions, with some impressive performances from the young windsurfers.
“The competition was intense, and the athletes displayed their skills and determination on the water.”
The organizers did an excellent job of providing a tasty local lunch, which was enjoyed by the participants and spectators alike. The local cuisine added to the event’s cultural charm and provided a great opportunity for the participants to experience the local culture.
The spectators enjoyed watching the races and cheering on their favorite athletes. The event’s atmosphere was lively and exciting, with a sense of community and togetherness. The organizers’ efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all participants and spectators were evident and contributed to the success of the event.
Overall, the second day of the PanAmerican Slalom windsurfing championship was a great success, with impressive performances from the junior boys and girls and a fantastic atmosphere created by the organizers and spectators.
Competition Day 3: The third day of the Pan-American Slalom windsurfing championship was a shorter day, with the final races taking place until mid-day. The winds were favorable for the competition, and the athletes gave their all to secure a spot on the podium. After the final races, there was a photo session with the winners and participants. It was a great opportunity for the athletes to celebrate their achievements and capture some memories of the event.
The day concluded with the awards ceremony, which took place in the late afternoon. The event was attended by the sport minister representative, who gave a speech about the importance of events like this for the promotion of sports and tourism. The athletes who excelled during the competition received their trophies and titles, and the organizers were recognized for their hard work and dedication to making the event a success.
Overall, the Pan-American Slalom windsurfing championship was a fantastic event, showcasing the talents and skills of windsurfing enthusiasts from different nations. The competition was intense, and the organizers did an excellent job of ensuring that everything ran smoothly. The participation of the sport minister in the awards ceremony highlighted the significance of the event for the promotion of sports and tourism. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this exciting competition.
The organizers (Aqua speed Bonaire ) should be commended for their hard work and dedication to making this event a memorable one for everyone involved.
Conclusion: The return of the Pan-American Slalom windsurfing championship has been an exciting event for windsurfing enthusiasts from the region and other nations. The new global ranking pointing system has added more significance to the event, making it even more exciting for participants and spectators alike. The competition days were all a success, with great weather and intense competition. The organizers did a fantastic job, and we are looking forward to the rest of this competition season.
In addition, it is worth noting that this year’s Pan-American Slalom windsurfing championship has attracted 27 athletes from 5 different nations. This is a great achievement and showcases the international appeal of the competition. The competition has brought together windsurfing enthusiasts from different locations, creating a vibrant and diverse atmosphere. The athletes have been training hard for this event, and their dedication and commitment to the sport are evident in their performance on the water. The presence of athletes from different nations also adds an element of friendly competition and fellowship, which made the event even more exciting.
The Class Thanks: Indebon Bonaire, Bonaire Island (TCB), Prokids Windsurfing Bonaire, Aquaspeed Bonaire Windsurfers, Bonaire Lottery, Cactus Accounting Services and all volunteers involved.
IMAGES: Alessandro Giovanelli | link https://photos.app.goo.gl/dZiiBMVzFqpQLn7K7
VIDEOS: Giovanni Costa | link Bonaire Videos + FINAL longer version warp up to launch this FRIDAY
2023 IFCA PAN-AM PODIUMS
JUNIOR GIRL U15 DIVISION
3 LONE DE JONG NED-64 | 2023 IFCA PAN AMERICAN 3rd PLACE
2 KIT DE JONG NED-92 | 2023 IFCA VICE PAN AMERICAN CHAMPION
1 BOBBILYNN DE JONG NED-46 | 2023 IFCA PAN AMERICAN CHAMPION
JUNIOR GIRLS DIVISION
3 KIT DE JONG NED-92 | 2023 IFCA PAN AMERICAN 3rd PLACE
2 BOBBILYNN DE JONG NED-46 | 2023 IFCA VICE PAN AMERICAN CHAMPION
1 MIMOSA MERONI ITA-827 | 2023 IFCA PAN AMERICAN CHAMPION
JUNIOR BOYS U15 DIVISION
3 OLIVIER VAN SISSEREN ARU-28 | 2023 IFCA PAN AMERICAN 3rd PLACE
2 CAYLEN JOHN ALLEE BON-80 | 2023 IFCA VICE PAN AMERICAN CHAMPION
1 TYCHO SMITS NED-1111 | 2023 IFCA PAN AMERICAN CHAMPION
JUNIOR BOYS DIVISION
3 TERENCE SERAUS NB-444 | 2023 IFCA PAN AMERICAN 3rd PLACE
2 STORM NICOLAI NED-2008 | 2023 IFCA VICE PAN AMERICAN CHAMPION
1 TYCHO SMITS NED-1111 | 2023 IFCA PAN AMERICAN CHAMPION
3 Ethiene Soliono NB-56 | 2023 IFCA PAN AMERICAN 3rd PLACE
2 Terence Clappers NB-99 | 2023 IFCA VICE PAN AMERICAN CHAMPION
1 Taty Frans NB-9 | 2023 IFCA PAN AMERICAN CHAMPION
3 Sebastian Spurit NB-55 | 2023 IFCA PAN AMERICAN 3rd PLACE
2 Tame Mondria ARU-20 | 2023 IFCA VICE PAN AMERICAN CHAMPION
1 Terence Clappers NB-99| 2023 IFCA PAN AMERICAN CHAMPION