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?…

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…

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Individual Kitefoiling Olympic – Paris 2024… Now What..?

Individual Kitefoiling Olympic – Paris 2024… Now What..? So that just happened a few weeks / months ago, the long awaited moment arrived:  Individual Kitefoil racing became Olympic!  So now what?  No team event anymore, two medals: one for the woman and one for the man. Now What? En route to Paris 2024..!? Well it…

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What is kitefoiling

*Note that not long after writing this article: Olympic kitefoil racing became individual. Two medals one for man & one for woman. (see the other blog about the Olympic individual kitefoil racing) What is kitefoiling? When mentioning its perfect kitefoil weather.. Or having an awesome foil session in 10 knots. Yet, sometimes I still get dazzled…

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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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Formula Kite Series Spain 2020 Alarcón & Castellón

The Formula Kite Series Spain, the first two stops took place in Alarcón & Castellón from the 10th of jully until 21st of july Beaches are opening, cities around the world might slowly be coming back to life (except for some trying to break the world record of lockdown ). But then I realized, there’s no going…

The 2020 Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay Europeans
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The 2020 Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay Europeans

” Experience can`t be learned and every experience is worth having!” Last week, the 15th -20th of September 2020 The Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay Europeans took place. It was the first dedicated event in the 2024 Olympic racing format. One format – 20 team – existing out of one man and one woman –  9 nations…

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The Formula Kite World Championships 2021 – Torre Grande – Sardinia, Italy

No Team, No Coach, No Sticker… worked the 6 weeks before every day… didn`t really foil and before that I have flown so many different kites and bars I couldn`t even find the right laylines and mark roundings. Sheezz.. I was not ready for this one. This might be my most unprepared competition ever. Rocking…

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ANOC World Beach Games 2019 – Doha/Qatar

ANOC World Beach Games 2019 10 t/m 16 October in Doha – Qatar. An International beach multi-sport event organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees. While some of the sports appear in the Olympic Games, all events on the program are non-Olympic events meaning there is new opportunities to engage for every country. Around 1240 Athletes from…

#photoshop… or not? -World Cup Sardinia 2018
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#photoshop… or not? -World Cup Sardinia 2018

NO it isn`t, I really did survive my first WORD CUP ever with a hydrofoil  Racing in between the best man and woman of the world! Racing with race kites on short lines, which I rode in total 1 or 2 times.  I didn’t  go here to win, neither to lose but sometimes you have…

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Formula Kite World Championships – Italy 2019

For the first time I travelled with just a foil and foilkites to my  first Formula Kite World Championship. Secretly I was not convinced, not yet. Am I good enough? Should I go ? Do I have the right registered gear? I didn’t used them, yet… Is this a good idea? .. The answer to…