Somewhere in the Caribbean

Welcome to our first newsletter! As you may already know, Wind Voyager is the number one choice when it comes to luxury kiteboarding charters and kite trips. Our 95ft flagship catamaran, Cartouche is fully equipped with 4 full time staff, 2 kiteboarding instructors, equipment, and all the toys you could need. There’s even a hot tub for those post- session soaks and sunset cocktails.

With another season well underway, we have decided to stay in the Caribbean instead of our usual summer location of the Mediterranean. Here, we have been enjoying the warm winds and turquoise waters of Antigua and Barbuda. These islands are simply magical to learn how to kiteboard, thanks to their protected coves and shallow waters that drastically reduce chop and currents.
Usually we would have a week-long period, where our extremely talented team riders: Rita, Sam and Willem would come aboard to enjoy the luxuries of perfect kiteboarding in isolation, but unfortunately the current world events mean that they have been confined to their own countries of Spain, England, and the Netherlands during this pandemic.

Although limiting, this hasn’t stopped them from moving forward in pursuit of their goals. Each have been up to exciting things these past months. Join us, and we’ll fill you in. We think you’ll find some inspiration in each.
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Sam spent his lockdown in his home town of Portsmouth in the UK. After realising his old catamaran that needed a LOT of love wasn’t going to sell, he decided to remove the mast and rigging and turn it into a kiteboat (never heard of it? Neither had we!) but after a few home modifications and the addition of an outboard motor, Sam was out sailing the English waters of the Solent. Curious to see what with contraption looks like? Check out Sam’s YouTube channel, he’s constantly adding new videos.

Rita Arnaus

If you’ve never seen Rita kiteboard, prepare to be blown away! Rita is passionate about competing and often does all the same moves the top guys do, only on a smaller and harder-to-control kite. 
With the GKA on hold, one would assume any competitor would  be excited for a time of rest. Not Rita. She understands the importance of following a strict training regime, and while the situation in Spain hasn’t involved kiteboarding, she has created some incredible home workouts to ensure she remains in peak physical fitness. More recently she’s been over in Tarifa and Fuerteventura checking out some sights and getting some sessions in. You can follow her on Instagram @ritaarnaus for regular updates.

Willem Hooft

Willem was paralysed from the waist down as a result of a motorcycle accident in 2016 and in a few short years has turned his life around, defying odds to pursue his dream of becoming a professional kite surfer. He achieved his goal. Now he has shifted his focus to helping others, proving that there is a way to kitesurf, even when facing seeming insurmountable odds. Willem has created a foundation to help make sit-kitesurfing more accessible by raising funds through his ‘to organise’ camps, training courses, and affordable equipment. His ultimate goal is to help make sit-kitesurfing a Paralympic sport, which we are 100% supportive of. If you’d like to find out more, Click the links below. and follow him on Instagram @willemhooftfoundation. Willem is an inspiration to us all.
We’re constantly excited to share what our team is getting up to and can’t wait to give you another update soon. Be sure to subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter if you haven’t already. Follow us on Instagram and feel free to shoot us an email if you’re interested in joining us on our next charter.

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