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STARBOARD PRO-KIDS, BONAIRE – FINAL RESULTS

 


STARBOARD PRO-KIDS, BONAIRE – FINAL RESULTS


Sunday was the finals as the best freestylers in the world set to face off for the big win.  The heats were very intense with a high level of competition. The winds started off fresh for the heats. One of the best heats of the morning was the dual between Arthuro “Payo”Soleano and Kiri Thode. Their rapid succession of moves was almost too much for the announcers to keep track of. Some of the moves with crazy names included a Double Matrix and a Sleepy Hollow (clew first heli tack into a duck in the boom), Hoss Tacks, and some switch stance moves including Kiri’s signature, the Gecko Flaka.


In the 10-11 year old boys final Amada Vrieswijk (BON) and Nick Von den Eereben (AUA) went off against each other executing some sick moves. Nick threw an Ankle Biter while Amado returned with Seated Tack. Nick attempted a Boomerang. There was a dizzy array of combinations including a Fin First Board Jibe with some amazing combinations including Nick’s Clew First Sail Spin, a Combo Pirouette Hoss Tack and a flawless Body Sail 360 for Amado.


Youp Schmidt faced off against Dylan Robles. Youp displayed a Switch Stance Duck Jibe right around the bouy into a One Handed Gecko. Dylan threw back a One Handed Upwind Tack in the footstraps. The heat was adrenaline packed from start to finish.


For the 13-15 year olds Dieter van der Eyken set off against Bonaire’s own Bjorn Saragoza in the finals.   Both evenly matched with same gear and body size had succession of supe moves including a Back To Sail No Hands for Bjorn with Dieter returning with a Sail Flip Gecko. Bjorn dazzled the crowd with a Rail Ride with No Hands.


The Baby Class was the hit of the day. Sarginho Finies and Nathan Finies advanced after showing constant sail maneuvers including the ONLY jump thru the boom accomplished by Sarginho. The only US competitor was Nicolas Sanchez from Florida. This 7 year old is preparing for his windsurf career by attending his first freestyle competition. What a place to learn how to compete. The energy of the baby class was completely contagious. The bay was chock full of wee ones and their parents and coaches creating a dynamic energy. The Baby Class Fleet grew to 33 sailors this year.


The Classic Freestyle Expression session featured some old school sailors showing off some old school moves, Brian Talma and Andy Brandt showed off their old school tricks whilst Bonaireans Caesar Finies  and Charlton Soliano showed off their new school talent. There were lots of jumps, spins and laughs.


As the day progressed and the scoring was completed the crowd was treated to a concert by the popular Aruba Rap Band Basic 1. Event Director Elvis Martinus introduced a new rap song Wind Warriors written by Elvis and Taty. The spectator crowd crew and the event site was jumping. A body building contest and fashion show provided further entertainment. The Award Ceremony featured the lead sponsors on hand to celebrate the win in all the categories. Handcrafted Starboard Tiki Plaques, Digicel goodies, Starboard Rash Guards, Dakine harnesses, Red Bull and other prizes were given to the winners. As the sun set with the Red Feather Drum Line playing the spirits remained high and new found friends exchanged information to keep in touch promising to meet back for next year.


Results


AUA = Aruba  CUR= Curacao BON= Bonaire  


Amateur Women


1st Hilde Tuinbeek CUR


Amateur Men


1st. Caesar Finies BON


2nd Charlton Soliano BON


3rd Quincy Offringa AUA


Classic Freestyle


1st Caesar Finies


2nd Andy Brandt USA


3rd Brian Talma Barbados


 


Baby Kids Girls 0-7


1st. Blana Veeris BON


2nd Chloe Da Costa Gomez CUR


3rd Alima Lageveen AUA


 


Baby Kids Boys 0-7


1st Nathan Finies BON


2nd Jules Van Der Horst CUR


3rd Sarginho Finies BON


Girls 8-9


1st Anais Pauletta BON


2nd Esther Van Zadelhoff CUR


3rd Noa Stomp CUR


Boys 8-9


1st Jurgen Saragoza BON


2nd Steven Lageveen AUA


3rd Mack Dylan Van Der Eerenbe AUA


 


Girls 10-11


1st Camile Van Zadelhoff CUR


2nd Isabelle Van Zadelehoff CUR


3rd Ana De Windt CUR


Boys 10-11


1st Amado Vrieswijk BON


2. Nick Van Der Eerenbe AUA


3rd Jamil Jonis BON


 


Girls 12-13


1st Renee Kanaar CUR


Boys 12-13


 


1st Youp Schmidt BON


2nd Dylan Robles BON


3rd Mozart Sances BON


 


Girls 14-15


1st Mallory De Palm CUR


2nd Nadia Daboussi BON


3rd Monica Harmsen  CUR


 


Boys 14-15


1st Bjorn Saragoza BON


2nd Dieter Van Der Eyken Belgium


3rd Felix Kervel AUA


 


Girls 16-17


1st Sarah Quita Offringa AUA


2nd Andrea Simal BON


3rd Andreina Figaroa BON


 


Boys 16-17


1st Kiri Thode BON


2nd Arthuro Soliano BON


3rd Archuendro Finies BON


 


Queen of Pro Kids 2007


Sara Quita Offringa AUA


 


King of Pro Kids 2007


Kiri Thode BON


 

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