Roberts Blog

Just like 6 years ago windsurfing as Olympic sport was discussed. This time, without any problems, it remains an windsurfing Olympic. Material is going to change. More vendors, more sails and Foil as an option. Kiters are also Olympic, but in a mixed event. [Read...]

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For years, there has hardly been any innovation on extensions. The North Power XT exists since 2004. Now there is the NoerStick, really a new concept for an extensions. [Read...]

The rumors were there last week, but now there are photos of the 2019 photo shoots in Maui. Clearly a North Sails Super Hero, but then the 2019 model with a Duotone logo. [Read...]

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There's a rumor that Boards-and-More is going to lose the license to the name North Sails. Rumor is that they will continue under the name Duotone. Yet another brand that Boards-and-More is going to lose. [Read...]

It took very long this year, it's already mid-April, but the dates for the NK Slalom (Dutch Championship) are finally known. Sure enough, they did it again, its a bit of a mess. [Read...]

Fall at home: upper en lower jaw broken. After a few nights hospital and a surgery, I back home. But will take many weeks before I can do everything again. No windsurfing, no training. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) From now (2018) go try everything in English writing, I hope more people can give information about surfing. Everything will not yet readily available, my website need to be adjusted. [Read...]

Wind direction a bit to little from the North for the Grevelingendam. Wind strength was varying a lot. Could do with only one sail, but used different fins to have a good range. Used the Duke 5.9 on the Synco 103 all day. It was a nice afternoon, many friends on the water, nice to see Bart again. [Read...]


A day of slalom training at Herkingen with Jurjen. Took the iSonic 101 with Warp 7.0 en Boss 37.5cm fin, perfect for today. Great conditions for gybe training. The Boss gybes really easily, especially on flat water every gybe is a planing gybe. In chop it takes a little bit more commitment, but still easy. Too bad for the rain today, for the rest great day on the water. [Read...]


Was a long time ago that I had sailed with smaller equipement on the Grevelingendam. The is a new water inlet/outlet, this creates some current in the water. This results in standing waves when water is flowing in: Jumping. Wind was gusty today, but is was very nice session. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) Rarely seen so busy on the point. A lot of acquaintances. Few hours with the iSonic 101, Venom 36 cm and Warp 7.0 dangers. Train in harsh conditions, because sometimes waves and wind were pretty tough. [Read...]


(machine translated in 2018) Together with Rob an afternoon on Kabbelaarsbank hazards. Snuggle up with the Warp 7.0 on the iSonic 101. Different fins tested: SL-P 35/37 cm and 36 cm Venom. In the chop is the Venom 36 cm still favories. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) For the first time in nearly 2 years finally official races during a Rgiocup South. Unfortunately not the increasing wind that was predicted. Wind was to South and very gusty. All day with the iSonic 117 and Warp 8.0 dangers and that was on the small side, 9.0 was afterwards been better. Fun competitions dangers, unfortunately no more races in the afternoon because the wind was gusty. In the end 14th. [Read...]


(machine translated in 2018) After getting my iSonic 127 just go boating on the Lake Veerse Meer. It was pretty busy there, many well known of the club. The entire afternoon with the Warp 8.0 on the iSonic 117 dangers. Wind was really gusty. So much bobbing and pumps and sometimes planing. First with the Sonntag 42 cm, later with the 46 cm. It was good pump training. Weather was good. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) I don't do it often, but since the wind would go and the next time does not seem to go blow once early in Zealand. I was first on the water, first half hour only, then a half hour with 2 man on the water. When I stopped, most the water beware. Nice couple of hours with the FSW 84 with 5.3 Ice hazards. [Read...]


(machine translated in 2018) Finally a lot of wind predicted, at last chance to the JP SingleThruster 75 to test properly. Delicious with the Voodoo 3.7 dangers, and who was often even to the small side. Different vin setups tested. Ultimately seemed a longer center fin to work best on the choppy water. [Read...]


(machine translated in 2018) Asked about Zeeland, wind especially in the morning, on arrival no wind. Started with 6.6, which was quick to great. 4.7 on the FSW 84 get caught, first with thrusters, later single fin. To the wind decreased, the 6.6 again getting caught. The getrimmed and very good 6.6 practiced a lot on jibes views, that quickly went very well. Fun and fun day with my buddies. I enjoyed, was cozy, and also much in the afternoon sun. [Read...]


(machine translated in 2018) Fortunately the wind harder today than predicted, 4.2. JP FSW 84 with Ice 4.2 and Freewave 21 cm/Walu 10 cm dangers. Set worked really well. Delicious wave riding and jumping. Nice evening, was enjoying. Set was very fine. [Read...]


(machine translated in 2018) Wind was a lot less than predicted, ideal for the 9.0 LW to trimming. First time with my new Severne Enigma boom. Board was the iSonic 127 with Boss 49 cm. Good trim, wind went from a minimum to a maximum of 9.0 for the LW. The iSonic seems leak under the foot band. Informative/useful day. [Read...]