SIC WOMEN DOMINATE! Sonni started her season off with a win at the 2013 Port Adriano SUP Race on Mallorca. Sonni was on her Production X-12 in very tricky conditions and the stable platform gave Sonni the edge she needed to finish first in Elite women and 11th overall in front of most of the men’s field. On day 2 it was sprints, and Sonni again on her production X-12 won all three of the races to make it a clean sweep. Next up was the 6 STAR Lost Mills in Germany…
Sonni wins at the 6 star Lost Mills International SUP Race! The SIC Maui team rider finished 1st Friday in the 4km and 1st again Saturday in the long distance 18km main event. Sonni faced a very strong field of paddlers at Lost Mills like Australian Champion Angela Jackson and Olympic Gold Medalist Krisztina Zur of Hungary for three days of racing. The SIC team rider raced the SIC X-14 in the Sprint race, 4K and 18K main event. Sonni also finished 3rd in the elimination race on her SIC X-12 inflatable on day two.
Meanwhile Sonni’s SIC team mate Andrea Moller was on a mission in the islands. Andrea dominated every downwind race she entered this year.
In July Sonni and Andrea raced together in the Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships. The warm up race was the Maui Paddle Championships where Andrea took first and Sonni also hit the podium with a very impressive finish on her production BULLET-17. Next up was the big one the M2O the biggest most challenging open ocean race of the year.
The race ended up not having the wind the racers hoped for but like true champions the girls hammered through to the end. The big news for SIC and shaper Mark Raaphorst was that all the top 5 women were on SIC F-16’S Sonni finished 3RD Andrea finished 4th. It was good to see once again all the best paddlers in the world know if the want to win the in the big water they choose SIC.