3rd in the Eurochallenge World Series Race 2017.

The Eurochallenge World Series Surfski Race is on of my favourite races on the calendar. It is located in a little fishing village near Alicante called Villajoyosa. The organisers at Club Nautico de Villajoyosa are awesome, very welcoming and helpful.

This year was a difficult year for them, the wind was Easterly one day and then South Westerly and then North Easterly. Being a sailing club they looked at the forecast and chose Sunday as our race day and changed the course so that we could have the best downwind possible. They were spot on with their decision and we had a very technical but awesome downwind, just what our sport is all about.

The start was very congested but we had quite away to go with a side wind before the turning buoy and the field spread out before the turn, once we turned it was race on. It was so awesome to race along side such a quality field in the ladies race. Angie Mouden (FRANCE) was ahead from the turn and we tried hard to catch her the whole race, trading places on runs with Sara Rafael (PORTUGAL) and Kirsten Flanagan (SOUTH AFRICA) made it an exciting race. Angie won and then Sara was 2nd and I followed closely behind in 3rd. Kirsten finished 4th on her first time racing here which is great. Well done to all the Ladies who made it such a great race.

Results;
1 9 MOUDEN ANGIE................................................... FRANCIA................................................... 1:21:08:747
2 109 SARA RAFAEL................................................... PORTUGAL................................................ 1:22:43:863
3 8 CHLOE BUNNETT................................................... ESPAÑA.................................................... 1:23:22:760
4 53 KIRSTEN FLANAGAN.......................................... SUD AFRICA........................................... 1:24:40:154
5 103 AURORA FIGUERAS PALOMERAS................. ESPAÑA.................................................... 1:25:09:178
6 6 AMAIA OSABA OLABERRI................................. ESPAÑA..................................................... 1:26:10:450
7 45 SARA MARTI TRUJILLO...................................... ESPAÑA................................................... 1:27:30:453
8 10 RAQUEL BOTA I FARRES................................... ESPAÑA..................................................... 1:29:09:341
9 33 ANA MARIA OJEDA VERA................................. ESPAÑA.................................................... 1:32:26:196
10 LUCIA SERRALTA FERRER.................................. ESPAÑA..................................................... 1:32:59:692
11 81 LISA GRAS........................................................... FRANCIA................................................. 1:33:36:632
12 29 LIZELLE KEMP................................................... REINO UNIDO......................................... 1:36:25:141
13 18 MARIA VAELLO SANTAMARIA...................... ESPAÑA.................................................... 1:42:22:457

14 MAR GALIANA ZARAGOZA................................ ESPAÑA..................................................... 1:50:07:870






Thank you to everyone at Club Nautico de Villajoyosa, it was a fantastic event. I will be back next year again.

Next up I will be travelling to the UK to compete in the Icon Classic in Woolacombe, I think I will need my Vaikobi V Cold kit as its looking a bit chilly.

See you on the water.

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