Event organiser and event winner Antoine Questel is obviously super happy with his performance and the event outcome itself. Finishing ahead of the likes of Bjorn Dunkerbeck and Taty Frans, he showed an outstanding level of windsurfing and will certainly be one to watch out for this season. Check out his words below.
From the 1st until the 3rd of February, St.Barth saw its second edition of the Fun Cup in the magnificent spot Saint-Jean Bay, with ideal conditions. A steady twelve to eighteen knots allowed us to race five races altogether.
Just like the previous year, I organized the event but since this was its second initeration, everything went a lot smoother, allowing me to focus on my racing. A big "thank you" to all the volunteers who handled the registrations and made sure I could compete 100%.
Very thorough preparations made it possible for me to stand up to a very high field of competitors, with three other PWA heavyweights in the mix. Consistent speeds ensured me four out of five victories in the end, so when the dust settled, I had conquered both Taty and Björn (41 world champion titles!), showing me that my wintertraining has paid of and I am all ready to charge at the 2013 season.
I'd like to mention at this point that I am very satisfied with the organisation of the St.Barth Fun Cup, allowing me to promote the sport i love to both locals and a bigger audience worldwide. Ultimately, I'd like to give this event that legendary "season kick-of" status where the International windsurfing circus comes out in full force. We're well on our way because the 3rd edition has already been announced for January 2014!