Sarah-Quita Talks Alacati

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After an incredible summer on the PWA tour, Sarah-Quita shares stories of her success.

So here’s some Good news and some bad news:

Bad news is that my summervacation is over and that I’m back at uni in Holland. Which means I have to swap my bikini’s, shades and flipflops for jeans, shoes and (very soon) sweaters and coats, which brings me to the worst of the worst : I’ll be losing my tan soon!!!

Sarah-Quita Offringa
Sarah-Quita Offringa. Image credit PWA/JC.

Good news is that I have had an awesome summer, in which I could not have performed any better during the only 2 events I did for the year and I’m fully motivated going into my 3rd and last bachelor year of my study. Can you believe it? time has flown and I’m getting closer and closer to that degree. And lastly… the weather people are saying this weekend is going to be a hot and sunny one. Think 25-30 degrees hot! So I won’t have to let go of that tan too soon :D

Conclusion? The good news definitely outweighs the bad news!

To prepare for the slalom in Turkey I flew over there well before the competition so I could get used to the new kit that I haven’t had the chance to try out yet. And I’m not gonna lie about it… I wanted to get some freestyle hours in as well. So on a side note I just wanted to say that Alaçati is a great place for freestyle. We had 3 amazing (AMAZING!!!) days sailing fully, fully overpowered on 4,2 and finally getting those culo’s and burners dialed in and probably did the biggest kono’s in my life.

I haven’t competed on the slalom tour at all this year but I dare say that windwise the pegasus worldcup was probably the best one out of all the events up until now. Apart from registration day it was windy every single day and we were able to finish 9 rounds of, in my opinion, pretty high wind slalom. And what made it exciting for the ladies was that there were 26 participants so we had to do 2 qualification rounds before being able to sail a final. From the 18 qualification races we did I think I won about 15. I know it doesn’t count but it does boost your confidence for the finals!

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