Yacht kiting with João Cabeçadas

10 years ago, my good friend Manuel got his Lagoon catamaran «Enigma». This year, Manuel got his new Lagoon catamaran «Anima». I was escorting both rides, this time with my Best Cabo around the iconic Portuguese landmarks Cabo de São Vicente and Sagres.

This one meant a lot to me: Because it celebrated the 10th anniversary of «Enigma». 10 years ago, my good friend Manuel got his Lagoon catamaran «Enigma». I got to attend the christening of his yacht and her maiden passage along the Portuguese coast. For the purpose I took a ride escorting «Enigma» in that passage, posted last year.


After a transatlantic passage and many miles, «Enigma» was sold.

This year, Manuel got his new Lagoon catamaran «Anima». Again I got to attend the christening and her maiden passage along the Portuguese coast. And I repeated an escort ride, this time around the iconic landmarks Cabo de São Vicente and Sagres. I could bet that not many other riders have made it around this cape, apart from our mate Francisco Lufinha…

To make it more special, our crew consisted of the owner Manuel and his father, my two Best daughters and of my soul sister Jennie and my soul brother-in-law Jez (these two straight after landing from Perth to compete in the Dragon worlds in Cascais a few days later). Jennie and Jez have now been involved in some of my most memorable kite adventures in Australia or Portugal!

Thanks to all the crew. And thanks to Best Kiteboarding – RIDE WITH US!


Text, picture and video by João Cabeçadas. He is one of the most experienced watermen you could find. Dinghies, windsurfing, olympic campaign, Volvo Ocean Race, America’s Cup, kiteboarding, hydrofoiling, catamaran, he's done it all. This article was first published on his Facebook.