SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - For the first time in the 12 year history of the Sol St. Maarten Optimist Championship, two young girls took home Top Honors in their classes of the event. First place Overall and 1st in the Blue class fleet went to 11 year old Roos Wind from Curacao and First place in the Orange Class went to St. Maarten’s own 10 year old Emese Wurth, a student of Learning Unlimited.
Lorenzo Mayer of St. Barths took home second place honors overall and in Blue Class, with Bas van der Gulik of Curacao capturing third place by only one point separating 3rd and 4th overall.
Twenty-nine young sailors ages 7-14 representing 6 countries took part in this International 2 day event sponsored by Sol St. Maarten. Six competitors from St. Maarten, 8 from St. Barths, 6 from Curacao, 3 from Antigua, 5 from Anguilla, and 1 from Columbia made up the starting line. Sailors were divided into two classes, Blue and Orange, with the Blue class being the most advanced. Eleven races were completed over the 2 days with 2 discards. St. Maarten Coaches Reinier Calkhoven and Jimmy Gieseke expressed “It was a really close regatta and all sailors exceeded our expectations.”
ORANJESTAD - The Oualichi Women’s Soccer Team (Oualichi WST) traveled on Friday the 14th October to compete for the first time in Aruba. The Football Federation of Aruba organized a women’s football expo during that weekend to promote women’s football.
Oualichi WST has played against the other islands in the Kingdom such as Bonaire and Curacao in the previously held Dutch Caribbean Cup and the Aruba competition was a continuation of the efforts of the association to continue to develop the female players on Sint Maarten and compete against the sister islands to improve the level of the players.
22 October 2016 through 10 June 2017 Hosted and organized by the Sint Maarten Yacht Club
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Oualichi Women's Soccer Team will travel to Aruba for a friendly match organized by the Aruban Football Association next month October.
Aruba has been campaigning to promote women's football on their island and as part of their program they invited the Oualichi Women's Soccer Team for a friendly match.
To make this trip possible, the team has been busy looking for sponsors and raising funds. NAPA Auto Parts has become one of the sponsors to make this trip possible by funding two airfare tickets for the team.
It will be a first for Oualichi to compete against teams from Aruba since the team already competed against Bonaire, Curacao, Suriname and the neighboring islands Anguilla, St. Barths, St Kitts and Dominica.
'This fits with our vision to continue promoting women's football and we are more than happy to join Aruba in their campaign of promoting football for more women participation in the sport.
We would like to thank NAPA for their generous contribution in making this possible and we hope that more companies will assist us with the necessary funds' commented president of Oualichi Ms. Danaë Daal.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Eugene Heyliger #15 candidate on the United People’s (UP) Party, said sports is an area that can help the nation’s youth off the streets and away from drugs.
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