As has become an annual tradition, the Traxgo team was present at the 2019 Captains of Industry Sailing Cup. This year’s event took place at the Nieuwpoort Royal Yacht Club, where we met Freddy, our skipper for the day, after a sumptuous sailor’s breakfast. After the necessary technical explanations on board the yacht, we chose to put out to sea for the first time that day for an intensive training. Luckily, it was plain sailing for our stomachs, despite the choppy water, and we enjoyed a light, tasty lunch under a radiant afternoon sun.
Later that afternoon, it was finally time for the real work. The starting shot for the Sailing Cup sounded around 2:30 p.m. and we were able to put our previous experiences into practice on a slightly calmer sea under Freddy’s expert guidance. After a somewhat hesitant start, there was no stopping us and soon it became clear that we had no equal in the competition. After a lavish aperitif, we were proud to receive first prize that evening.
In short, the 2019 Captains of Industry Sailing Cup was an unforgettable experience in a truly magnificent setting with a resounding victory as the icing on the cake! The cup will hold a place of honour in our trophy cabinet.