Youp Schmit (NB-12) was really excited to travel to South Africa for the first time in his young career. His homespot Lac Bay at Bonaire offers flat water conditions, light to medium strong winds and warm water temperatures.

In contrast South Africa is well known for its colder water temperatures and rough waves. 17 years old Youp sailed a lot on Rietvlei lake, which delivers strong wind and moderate chop, but he also felt excellent in the open ocean conditions. Thatยดs the way how you prepare for the rough events like Sylt or Lanzarote. Radical action on the lake and at the Atlantic Ocean. Well done Youp!