‘Aruba makes History in Lima 2019’

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Mack van den Eerenbeemt made history in Lima, Peru by becoming Aruba’s first-ever medal winner at the PanAmerican Games 2019. Van den Eerenbeemt won the bronze in Windsurfing RX-S.

RS:X is a windsurfing class selected by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) to replace the Mistral One Design Class from the 2008 Summer Olympics. The discipline has similarities to Formula Windsurfing – mainly in that the equipment used was designed to allow windsurfing in low and moderate wind conditions with good performance.RS:X equipment includes a board with a dagger board, and a sail of a specified size

Mack van den Eerenbeemt is a young man dedicated to his sport, and a true example for our youth. More importantly he is a beautiful human being. It must have been a feeling of relief and profound happiness that moment he found out he won a medal. ‘It felt like the breeze of Aruba all over me when I was competing and this is what made me win,” says van den Eerenbeemt. Last year he won gold at the South American and Caribbean Championship in Barranquilla, Colombia.q