The battle of the Coast proved to be a true Battle, not only against other competitors, but also against the currents, the wind, the waves and for many competitors against themselves. Many competitors did not make it to the finish, but even though the conditions were extreme, everyone was smiling and having a grat time! A large crowd gathered for the prizegiving ceremony, and all winners were cheered for with great enthousiasm.


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RACE REPORT

It all started a bit grey and windy, but pretty soon the sun came out. 28 paddlers, mostly from Holland but also from Germany and Slovenia arrived in Zandvoort on the morning of the 22nd of April for the first Battle of the Coast tand up paddle contest.

The race in the morning was originally planned as a long distance race over 4 laps of 3 km each,but weather and water conditions caused the racing comittee to reduce the length of the race to 3 laps for the men and 1 lap for the women. A lap consisted of 2 km upwind, 1.5 km downwind and 500 m sidewind stretch. Winds of 15 to 20 knots and over 1 m windswell caused the field to be scattered very quickly. The race was on in 3 divisions: max 12’6 ft, max 14t and unlimited.

In the 12’6 ladies division Morene Dekker and mara van der Schaaf quickly rounded the first buoy, creating a small gap with Chantal van Ruler. After the long upwind stretch in wild seas, they finally rounded the far buoy. Chantal was close but could not close the difference between herself and Mara. Morene Dekker won by 4 minutes over Mara in a time of 37 minutes and 39 seconds.

The Men 12’6 division started quickly with Martijn van Deth and Ike Frans taking the lead. After 2 rounds the difference between Martijn and Ike was approximately 300 meters. Ike was battling with Joost Duivenvoorde, who was competing in the 14ft division. After 3 laps of domincance, Martijn van Deth finished first, surfing the waves on his 12’6 Naish glide to the beach.Ike Frans finished second, with Dennis van der Panne just short behind.

The 14ft division was dominated by Joost Duivenvoorde. Right after the start, he rounded the first buoy and did not leave the first position. Short behind him, Dick van der Spek and Gerhard van Geest were battling for 2nd place. Finally, Dick finished 2nd and Gerhard won the bronze medal.

After lunch and a view over the expo area, where many brands were showing their latest equipment, the battle arena was rebuilt for the 1-star Beachrace.

After many flatwater races in Holland in 2011, this was the first race at sea with truly challenging conditions. 4 laps opf approx 1.2 km and a run over the beach were scheduled. 25 competitors were ready for the battle and a battle it was.

Right after the start the running group split in two parts. A small group was running upwind and managed to catch the 4 knot current to the first buoy. The second group paddled for the first buoy but ended up 100 meter downwind and downstream of the buoy. Many of the paddlers paddled hard, but did not maake the first buoy. Some did paddle to the first buoy and experienced the pleasure of taking the current-train to the second mark.

The second mark was placed close to one of the outer banks, which turned out to be a spectacle but also very difficult buoy to pass. After passing the second buoy the group, already wide spread, started a 800 meter upwind stretch to the south buoy. Battling through 15-20 knots winds and 4-6 ft windswell Martijn van Deth, Erwin Janssen and Joost Duivenvoorde managed to get to the south buoy way in front of the rest of the competitors.

After the third mark, the home stretch to the beach was downwind and the experience in the surf of the three leaders payed off. They surfed their way to the beach on the 12’6 boards.  On the beach the competitors were greeted by a large crowd, cheering the to the turning mark. Their boards were carried upwind and turned, so the competitors could start their second lap.

After the group of 3 was a large gap and only 15 minutes later Ricardo Haverschmidt, Ike Frans, Chase Paans and Patrick Smits arrived, ready for their second lap.

After 4 gruelling laps, Martijn van Deth finished 1st in 1 h 14 minutes, followed by Erwin Janssen, over 9 minutes behind. Joost Duivenvoorde finished 3rd, 4 minutes behind Erwin.

It was a tough day, but the best paddlers won!

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RACE RESULTS

LONG DISTANCE RACE @ THE BATTLE OF THE COAST
Men 12'6 name country time
(3 laps) 1 Martijn van Deth NL 01:28:12
2 Ike Frans NL 01:28:16
3 Dennis van der Panne NL 01:28:17
4 Barry Douma NL 01:21:38
5 Ricardo Haverschmidt NL 01:26:17
- Martijn de Man NL DNF
- Dinant Roode NL DNF
Men 14 name country time
(3 laps) 1 Joost Duivenvoorde NL 01:10:02
2 Dick van der Spek NL 01:15:49
3 Gerhard van Geest NL 01:19:01
4 Stef de Jong NL 01:22:20
5 Patrick Smits NL 01:35:20
Mike Kranenburg NL DNF
Joost Wildenberg NL DNF
Chase Paans NL DNF
Men Ultd name country time
(3 laps) - Erik Bruining NL DNF
- Mathijs Katsma NL DNF
Ladies 12'6 name country time
(1 lap) 1 Morene Dekker NL 00:37:39
2 Mara van der Schaaf NL 00:42:08
3 Chantal van Ruler NL 00:43:08
Ladies 14 name country time
(1 lap) - Tamar Moorman NL DNF
1* EUROSUPA BEACH RACE @ THE BATTLE OF THE COAST
Men 12'6 name country time
1 Martijn Van Deth NL 01:14:02.1
2 Erwin Janssen NL 01:23:21.0
3 Joost Duivenvoorde NL 01:27:13.2
4 Dick Van Der Spek NL 2 laps behind
5 Chase Paans NL 2 laps behind
6 Ricardo Haverschmidt NL 2 laps behind
7 Rick Daman NL 3 laps behind
8 Ike Frans NL 3 laps behind
9 Rok Puvar 3 laps behind
- Martijn De Man NL DNF
- Dinant Roode NL DNF
- Barry Douma NL DNF
- Patrick Smits NL DNF
- Bastiaan Plaizier NL DNF
- Dennis Van Der Panne NL DNF

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