Windsurfer hands: blisters and calluses are part of the job | Photo: Carter/PWA

Only windsurfers know the feeling. And it is not a good one. After a couple of hours or days in the water, sailboarders begin to suffer from sore and blistered hands. Learn how to solve it.

Blisters and sore hands are probably the worst things you can develop in windsurfing. If the complication gets severe, you might be forced to stop sailing for days or weeks.

Blistered hands can cause a lot of pain. If you don't go out sailing regularly, the problem will become worse. The good news is skin thickens and hardens to protect you from unwanted tears. In a way, calluses are a good thing to have.

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Camille Juban: literally sick | Photo: AWT

Camille Juban has conquered the 2015 Pacasmayo Classic, in Peru.

Despite battling sickness, Juban confirmed his presence in the final against his friend Morgan Noireaux. Camille was not feeling perfect, but he just wanted to do it.

"I woke up really sick. One hour before going out, I didn't think I could go out because my stomach was so painful. I somehow found the energy and realized the heat was only 20 minutes. Even if I lose or cannot even stand on the board, I would just try; so I went in the water and at the beginning of the heat it was really hard," explained Camille Juban.

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Arnaud de Rosnay: a passionate windsurfer

On the 24th November 1984, a French adventurer went missing in the Strait of Taiwan, while trying to windsurf between China and Taiwan. His name was Arnaud de Rosnay.

A bold life. The windsurfer born on the 9th March 1946, in Paris, lived 38 years full of unconventional motivations and desires. At only 18, Arnaud de Rosnay was already photographing top models for Vogue, and traveling the world chasing diamond mines and precious stones.

When he discovered surfing, he instantly got in love with the sport. But he would not stop there. Arnaud helped to introduce windsurfing in France and co-organized the first national championships with his brother Joel.

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