5 members of Surfski Holland went this week to Portugal, to compete in the European Championships Surfski 2014, Rolph Overvliet, Joep van Bakel, Emiel Beukenkamp, Arjan Bloem and Robin Koenders. It was a perfect week with a lot of downwinds!
The race was well organized by Nelo, the same organization of last years World Championships also in Porto.
Due to the perfect condition of the week the race started on Friday instead of the scheduled Saturday. With a nice wind in the back and around 1.5 meters of wave it was a perfect downwind race.
In a start field of almost 160 competitors all the Dutchies ended in the top 100.
With 2 special results Joep van Bakel ended as 5th and Emiel Beukenkamp was 2th in his age categorie.
It was an amazing week!
Results can be found here.
Update: Arjan Bloem has made a really nice story about his experience during these championships. Check his Facebook.
Posted on August 17, 2014 by Robin