ARUBA HI WINDS

 

























The 20th anniversary of Aruba Hi Winds held June 26- July 3 is over and once again Team Bonaire dominated. They are back from a stunning display of talent and camaraderie. Over 70 Bonairean flew to Aruba to compete in slalom (Racing) and freestyle competitions. This monumental effort led by super Mom Jessy Sint Jago and many others too numerous to mention proves this team is serious about competition. The planning involves a fund raiser whereas each person sells raffle tickets in an effort to raise money to defray the high costs of travel, accommodations, food, gear transport and more. Then a container is filled to the gills with gear and sent by boat to Aruba.  Parents take off work, kids pack and off they go to Aruba. Once in Aruba the team sets up camps and trains until it’s their chance to compete. By day the winds were gusting to over 30 mph. It was the first Hi Winds in the last few years to see this mega wind blow thru the island making for challenging conditions. Bonaire held on placing in most races in the top 3 spots. Even  Patun Saragoza showed age does not impact his performance placing him numero uno in the Masters Slalom races. Angulo riders Jaeger Sint Jago and Payo Soleano showed their stuff placing 1st and 2nd in the junior division.  Juvannie Agostien has taken on a career in diving but proved he is still a wiz above water placing 3rd in the Men’s Overall.  Whitney Rudolph pumps out the charm and comedic relief at any time but also shows he is a force to be reckoned with placing 1st in the Sports Fleet. Bonaire completely dominated the Super Kids Fleet providing a glimpse of what’s to come at Pro Kids being held in Bonaire Aug. 3-6.  In the Big Kids fleet it was mostly Bonaire.  What else can we expect when we have an entire nation supporting, sponsoring and cheering on their national windsurf team. Be proud Bonaire and look out windsurf kids. When Bonaire hits the water nothing can stop them.  Photos and results courtesy of http://www.prokidsfreestyle.com/hiwinds2006.html


 


Results MEN Overall

















































































































Standings


Sail no


Name


Country


1


E


Job Verbunt


Nederland


2


H-647


Peter van der Lugt


Nederland


3


NB-35


Juvannie Agostien


Bonaire


4


V-69


Dario Badell


Venezuela


5


NB-56


Ethienne Soliano


Bonaire


6


1111


Jason Jonge


Bonaire


7


ARU-10


Quincy Offringa


Aruba


8


7


Arco de Bruin


Nederland


9


ARU-16


Dennis Schoneveld


Aruba


10


ARU-8


Marcel van Wolferen


Aruba


11


NB-6


Choco Frans


Bonaire


12


AA-9


Wouter Hoekstra


Aruba


13


10


Darcy Tromp


Aruba


14


3


Joris Bosman


Nederland


15


Ties


Thijs Westing


Nederland


16


NL-77


Steven Oorschot


Nederland


17


H-4


Jan Willem Kuin


Nederland


18


X


Joost Zeebregt


Nederland


19


AR-4


Armando Wester


Aruba


20


AA-0


Jeroen Weststrate


Aruba



 


Results MASTER Overall







































Pl


Sail no


Name


Country


1


NB-8


Patun Saragoza


Bonaire


2


A-71


Ricardo Albisu


Argentina


3


ARU-66


Jan van Haren


Aruba


4


11


Papi de l’Isle


Aruba


5


US-210


Phil Bradley


Aruba



 


Results SPORTS Overall


































Pl


Sail no


Name


Country


1


NB-62


Whitney Rudolf


Bonaire


2


PK


Wessel Kaandorp


Nederland


3


Aru-11


Hendrik Brasjen


Nederland


4


Can-1


Erwin Stanko


Aruba



 


Results JUNIORS Overall







































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Pl


Sail no


Name


Country


1


NB-107


Jeager Sint Jago


Bonaire


2


NB-63


Arthuro Soliano


Bonaire


3


NB-77


Endro Finies


Bonaire


4


Aru-91


Sarahquita Offringa


Aruba


5


NB-109


Harvey Piar


Bonaire