Year of 2023: Life is  a one-time offer live life to your fullest.
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Year of 2023: Life is  a one-time offer live life to your fullest.

2023 embarked on a tumultuous yet inspiring journey, full of chaos and last minute decissions participating in various kitesurfing disciplines, world cups, encountering personal challenges that tested resilience, determination and perseverance. The year 2023 comes to an end pretty soon (at the moment of writing this). And got me thinking where did the year go?…

Wingfoil, Ronde Om Texel
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Round of Texel 2023: Beaten by technology or proud?

Let me tell you about the round of Texel 2023 last June.  The round of Texel is a Dutch competition, for the last 45 years and growing. Originally it is a catamaran competition, one of the biggest in the world and if you participate you will know why. I have never seen so many catamarans …

The 2023 Sailing World Championship in The Netherlands, Scheveningen
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The 2023 Sailing World Championship in The Netherlands, Scheveningen

The Sailing World Championship in The Netherlands are around the corner: 10 – 22 august 2023. In a few days the Sailing World Championships will start in Scheveningen, the Netherlands: 10 – 22 august 2023.. Its special that such a huge sailing event will take place in the Netherlands, my home country.  What makes it…

Why I never leave home without saying goodbye: Christmas 2022
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Why I never leave home without saying goodbye: Christmas 2022

Why I never leave without saying a goodbye. (- and why you probably never got a reply on your happy new year, christmas or other message around 2022/2023..might got lost down the road of this story, like a lot more. But he this is life too.) …When I leave the Netherlands I always say goodbye,…

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Het blijft je bij!

You know all those things you`ve always wanted to do..? You  should go and do them! De vraag waarom? Die krijg ik best vaak, het antwoord is simpel: Het blijft je bij! Ja, het blijft je bij, nee je wordt er niet rijk van. Dat is voor heel weinig weggelegd. Het gaat niet vanzelf, het is…

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Individual European Championship Formula Kite – Puck, Poland 2020.

Individual European Championship Formula Kite (kitefoilen) – Puck, Poland, better know as seewead party. Keep hustling & Smile! .. & The story of the last race..? Let’s start at the beginning where I have to admit, in the first place I really didn’t want to go at all.  I closed the door a bit and…

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2022 Lepanto Open European Championship, Nafpaktos – Greece

Nothing to lose and all to gain! Guess what …?!? I drove down to Greece (!);  all the way through Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo…. After a year without kitefoiling, just briefly picked it up again a few weeks before the Europeans. A dusty foil and some far away left behind skills…Not remembering the last competition I…

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Acai in Nederland!

Jaaaa, we ontkomen er niet aan ook in Nederland kunnen we deze kleine donkerblauw tot paarse Acai bes / vrucht. Weliswaar niet zoals in brazili, peru of suriname groeiend in trossen aan de acai palm, maar wel in andere net zo lekkere en gezonde vormen, zoals; acai pulp, gedroogd acai poeder of een puree van de bevroren…

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The 7 most annoying, yet funny disrupters in the gym.

The 7 most annoying, yet funny disrupters in the gym Lots of people I talk to, hate the gym… And to be honest I can`t really blame them. I personally do like the outside more, the freedom…nature, unexpected circumstances, beach, waves, wind… the space – adventure. But I had to admit that throwing some Iron…

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Driven by Passion

Driven by Passion …brought with pleasure. “Passion is a love for the journey, drive is a need to reach a destination”.   So where are you waiting for? Travel the world with me! And believe me I still need to reach a lot of destinations. My blog represents: From frozen to liquid water, still alive and sending it…