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The afternoon before Dam-X: slalom start training. Starting line, and 2 buoys: improve start timing, round the first mark, back to the start for another round. Wind minimal, sailed with S-Type SL, iSonic 117 and Busca 46cm. Starts started to improve again. Wind minimal, not cold at all. [Read...]

Wind predicted: 14 to 18 knots, good wind for slalom training. Used iSonic 117 with Warp 8.0 and SL-X 43cm. Started with 5 practice starts. Then a total of 10 practice races. Had a collision with Coen, luckely no damage. With 16 people on the start line it is difficult to start well, couple of on-the-mark starts, few over-earlies, halve of the starts bad. [Read...]

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Very nice movie fromthe TWS Slalom training. Pierre Mortefon took a 360 camera and gives use a 360 view of how it is to do a full-on slalom heat. [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) 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) Today 2nd time slalom training by 2017. 30 participants, very busy. Little to no wind. But good to get some light training again and stuff to test. Started with the iSonic 127 9.0 with Daytona and Boss 49 cm. When the wind was almost gone with the JP Super 90 Lightwind on the water, to the wind really was gone. The weather was great, good, nice and warm. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) Last day of El Medano, a little more wind than yesterday: For cambers chosen: S-Type SL 6.6 on the Goya Bolt 105. That was full-on, in the beginning really borderline in terms of sailing large and then big waves. Perfect hard weather training. Walked around all day with a smile, what am I glad that I turn on this level. El Medano was fun, 5 of the 8 days. Lovely weather, 20 to 25 degrees, most days with shorty dangers. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) First weekend of the Regiocup South, Saturday training. Wind was ONO predicted. Today no technique training, but just short races. 24 participants. All day long the Daytona 9.0 on the iSonic 127 dangers. 10 heats hazards, often it went pretty good, some starts ruining, and damage hazards at a buoy. It was good to see that I'm with the guys sub-top can join. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) To mn condition to better train for windsurfing, I want my heart rate measuring while surfing. With all those things that would not so difficult nowadays FitBit. First the Suunto Smart Sensor tried, and now for the Polar H10 chosen. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) I have bought a Suunto Smart Belt to measure my heart rate, for example during surfing. After it no longer worked with the phone 1 x pairing. Call support: reset and problem solved. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) There was light weather forecast, the wind was harder, with the Warp 8.0 was the full-power. Kinda similar to the last time, but then just a little less hard causing the 8.0 never was too large. First the Boss 44 cm hazards, then the SLP 42 cm. Well on jibes trained. Weather was not foggy, but certainly not cold. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) Tough race training with wind up to 35 kts. Small attendance: 8 man 101 with Warp 7.0 dangers with the iSonic. Makani Kauila v2 36 and 38 cm below. Fins give great control. It became clear that I to strength and conditioning much too short Bowl: training! The RRD-X-Fire 90 tried. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) Race training: the forecast was great, 25 to 30 knots. That would be a great training. I was a bit late, first sleep late. Everyone was already on the water, most were sitting around the 7.8 and 8.0. Hans stood with 7.3. After a short chat started adorning my Warp F2009 8.0. Had never rigged. You can make it a 460 or 490 in boating. Chosen for 490 because I expected to have my 460 still needed for my 7.0. Wind was very gusty. A number of practice competitions done, my first start went completely wrong: 11 seconds early. Afterwards it went though getting better. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) WWT today training with Pieter Bijl. Pieter is head tester at Neil Pryde and PWA slalom. In addition it was also Casper Ball present, old wereldchampioen RS-X. First a pradnya theory of Pieter. After rigging and feedback and tips from Peter. Nadwi has also helped me with my RAM F8. After lunch there was wind and we were able to practice takeoffs on open water, my weakness with matches. To 18:00 have been busy, long day, very useful and instructive. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) The day for a regiocup is always WWT (Windsurfing Contest Trainning) so also today. Weather forecast was very good (especially if they are the real contest on the day of no wind) Level was very high. I felt really a beginner: Josh Dripped, Kati Spark, Kay van Berlo, Ingmar Daldorf (and his brothers), Dennis Kad, John Coins, Rene spark, Wolfgang Draschner, Coen Swijnenburg, Andrea Vp .... and to top it all off the current world no. 1 Steven van broeckhoven. For him his first Slalom competitions ... And so did ie pretty good, every start he started getting better ... I could not keep him. [Read...]