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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) RegioCup South of 2 July has been cancelled. That same weekend, it is also Concert @ Sea. Not the first time that a game not by. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) 12:00 from wind, something more than yesterday. All day dangers with the Warp 8.0 on the iSonic 117. Waves were higher and it was thereby heavy. Luckily today called 2 x through the preliminary rounds. Not that I have much chance in a B-final, but immediately saves a few places. Eventually 20th ended this weekend. Were the foreign PWA guys not been there I was just 16th again as always. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) Wind came late, but luckily we were allowed to sleep late of the organization. Eventually the whole afternoon/evening with my new iSonic 127 North Warp 9.0 LW on the dangers. Level was high, certainly by the presence of Dutch and foreign PWA surfers. Today did not succeed to go through the qualifying rounds. Lelystad remains difficult in/out of the water. We have to 19:30 hazards. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) The plan was to take a long-distance to sail to determine who in which fleet arrived. Lack of wind did not. Too little wind also for official matches, so fun-races. I was in the B-fleet. 4 heats hazards. 2 x 4th, 1 x false start and last race 1st. Very happy with this result, I could very well come in the B fleet, about the level that I have always had. [Read...]


(machine translated in 2018) The Defi wind 2015 was again violently. Wind up to 70 knots meant even postponement of races. In the end, each of the 4 days a race hazards. Winner, again: Pierre Mortefon: Visit: Hero! My goal: next year. Beautiful images. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) There was beautiful wind predicts, we got nothing. Many attempts have been made to start, but to no avail, no dangers race this year in South Regiocup. What a pity. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) Finish Elimination 2: C final: parked at the first buoy. Lost too many places. Elimination 3: went well, it was good after the second buoy: big crash. C-final: Peter and Bram boating wrong course: stupid. I fall a few times, but by many errors and failure of the rest still 1st. Elimination 4: high winds, many call abandonment: very easy to the B-final: exits: it was heavy! become 6deUiteindelijk 18th this year. [Read...]


(machine translated in 2018) Elimination 1: little to no wind. For round not met: C-final: sharp To start, but no flag on the boat. 5th: false start Anyway. Latest. then the wind was gone. 9.5 ff yet tried, could just planing. Elimination 2-preliminary round: too little wind. Could hardly planing. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) Day race board game, 4 boards and 4 RS: X race-and, it was a fun match. Dangers with CAT 380 with R-Type 9.5. Heat 1 bad start, duh,,, first race of the season. The competition underestimated, which guests were away and not seen. Not used to race boards that really. Heat 2, far too late to cross the finish line. Bad heat, came there again not at nearby. In race 3, I knew one of the other race boards. In race 4, the RS: X and in problems by less wind and I could there any 2 of catch up. Race 5 did not really good. made a few errors which I overvaarde a buoy. Thought it was quite a nice day, 4 race boards certainly makes it more exciting. [Read...]


(machine translated in 2018) What a disappointment, there was already afraid of: no wind: Really nothing. The wind was really silent, so CAT 380 with the Simmer LE Race 9.0 rigged in minimal trim. It was so calm that I could not even get the starting line. No pressure. Fortunately it was with no wind also start for tricky and there was a massive false start. At the 2nd start attempt I was sitting pretty. But yes, try yet again to get away without wind. After fifteen minutes or so I was so fed up. Sailing on the back, with legs sailing in balance, out of the water, paddling with the sword. That went a lot faster. The SUPs making those pictures went faster: I stop there with it, am quiet paddling back to the side. [Read...]


(machine translated in 2018) Today a little more wind than predicted yesterday, and we got even more. All races with Warp 7.0 on the iSonic 101 hazards. Usually went very well, only the first buoy was exactly is very high swell, which just style was around the buoy. I'm one myself but 1 x cases, but by planing is me there not/hardly successful. There were always far less experienced surfers, but also some toppers. Rest of the course was a lot easier and here and there even very flat. The last 2 I have the preliminary round eliminations not dangers, only the losers final, I was too tired to all races to sail. It was a nice day, relatively constant wind, full count Sun, beautiful matches. Deadly tiring. [Read...]


(machine translated in 2018) Beautiful weather, East wind predicted. It was pressure, many NK participants present. Started with Warp 7.8, but who was actually too small. So put on a GT85. It was not until the first break time to rig the 8.6.2nd elimination: Finally the necessary pressure, though it was still minimal. Maybe the 9.5. Could planing, but came ever speed too short. Not a bad day, little gusty wind and bad material choice. Maybe my GT85 yet not suitable for the Goldfleet, come speed too short, yet but even looking for something nieuwers? [Read...]


(machine translated in 2018) 2nd day NK lauwersmeer, first day had no wind. It was Course Race, so I was allowed again with the technos. I expected little wind, so the Simmer Race LE 9.0 getting caught. Start was 3 kilometres away. Race with the speedboat to the start line, just not won 5 Races hazards: severe conditions. Technos planeerde constant, so not to keep downwind and upwind beautiful fight. Upwind often pushing against the mast hand, overpowered! With 18 a 20 knots was the weather for slalom, why we sail than course race? [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) 2nd day: regiocup in water. Elimination 1-preliminary round: too little wind, stood still: Loosers Final: false. Elimination 2-preliminary round: bad start, parked at the start: Loosers Final: Finally a good race. 4th. Elimination 3-preliminary round: mistake after the first buoy. Loosers Final: I is tired, fall at a buoy and loss many places. Elimination 4-preliminary round: excessive heat, too much toppers: Loosers Final: mistake at the first buoy, weather swimming. Not my best game weekend, long time since I so bad have dangers. [Read...]


(machine translated in 2018) Regiocup on sea, high winds and sunny. Started with 101 and Warp iSonic 7.0 Elimination 1: missed the start: Loosers Final: false start. Elimination 2: preliminary round missed, omtuigen: Loosers Final: late again at the start. Elimination 3: preliminary round: not good, Trim board did not quiet. Loosers Final: got cramp on the last stretch. All up. It was heavy, very heavy. Wind was hard and I do not fit. And then also on sea with big waves, made it all easier. [Read...]


The infamous Eilanden race on the program, this year few participants. Sailed all day with GT85, R-Type 9.5 and Deboichet 65cm. Eventually become 1st in the slalom class (<85cm), 5th overall. It was though, challenging. Too bad I cracked the nose of the GT85, nice job for this week to fix. [Read...]


(machine translated in 2018) Started with Formula SlalomFormula later was on the brink, GT85 is not suitable for light formula. Formula: Race 1: went bad, fortunately I only have 1 button. Formula: Race 2: a little more wind, could reasonably well the button: 2deFormula: Race 3: good wind, Upwind I could almost follow Andrea: 2nd. Slalom: Heat 1: Good race, good fight with Alexander Verhage. Slalom: Heat 2: too little wind at the start, did not come in plane: 9deSlalom: Heat 3:2 x cheat! Though Nadwi and Jordy with it pulled. :-) The 2012 contest season is drawing to a close: 5th in the Slalom in the Formula in the Silverfleet Goldfleet and 2nd! Very happy with the result. [Read...]