The Race of Champions was pretty awesome. We have been treated so well, Rui and Sara have been unbelievable to us Saffa’s on tour here in Portimao. We have been paddling every day, a couple of downwinds, eating great food, drinking lekker beer, and generally just absorbing the vibe here.
Here is another picture of the start:
The Marina here is beautiful, and the start was a well organised La Mans style which worked. The first hotspot came pretty quickly, and I managed to hold of world marathon Champion Beatriz Gomez to take it, and then hung o to take the 2nd one as well. After a long slog into the wind, I turned the can and tried to gain back some places in the runs! Loved it! I felt pretty good despite the heat, and am stoked with my race.
Jasper won the guys from Barry with Sean in 3rd, go Team SA!!
We had a great after party/pool party at the beach, a good ending to the hard and hot day.
Here are some photo’s from the next day’s Life Saving Style event.
That’s me and Beatriz at the start.
And the only time I was ahead:)
Next stop: Formentara:)
Boa Noite (Good night!)