maandag 6 augustus 2012

July 24th first ever "Rondje Texel" on SUPS!

Blogauthor and fellow Texel locals René Jager and Richard Koopman were the first to complete the famous "Ronde om Texel" on SUPS on July 24 2012!  One for the history books!

Richard calculated the best starting time in order to avoid strong currents head on. We left at 8.00 am at Paal 9 and arrived back at 17.00 pm: tired, but it was really great. Texel is a beautiful island and on a SUP the perspective is simply spectacular. We don't have much days with such calm weather (usually it's windy..) so this day was perfect. It was hot, sunny with almost no wind. Our peak speed was 14,6 km/h riding the strong current from Oudeschild into the Marsdiep and back to The Northsea. The total distance was 58 kms. We all were all on Starboard Coast Runners which is a great board for such trips. 

Richard, Bart and René at the start at Paal 9
Rene and Bart at the lighthouse on the northern tip op Texel
Our GPS track   


At the "IJzeren Kaap" on the Waddenzee side of Texel  
   


 
A quick rest at the most southern tip of  Texel "The Hors"



Arriving back at Paal 9
          
Blogauthor glad to be back....    

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