Roberts Blog

Went sailing with the slalom competition guys at Oostvoornse Meer. Wind direction NNE, which is not at all favourable. Used iSonic 127 with Warp 9.0 and Z-Fins 46cm. Used a Power XT 2.0 for the first time: impressed. Wind was extremely gusty and turned a lot. Not a very nice session. Worked on the trim of the 9.0 a bit. Not really nice sailing, but instructive. [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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After 4 hours it would become dry and the wind turn to SW and increase. Started on the Blokkendam with Single Thruster 99 and Ice 5.3, not the right decision. Quick to Kabberlaarsbank for some slalom: iSonic 127 with Warp 8.0 and SL-X 43cm. Nice possibility to test the SL-X 43cm. Wind was gusty, but good to test the whole wind range. Good session, the sun was shining all evening. [Read...]

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First day NK Slalom 2019: Wind, but very cold. 2 eliminations sailed, first did not go well, but I did finish. 2nd elimination went even worse, needed a boot to get back to shore and over early in the C-final. Must clearly sail and train more with my slalom gear. The cold also made me not really feel like it. [Read...]

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Cold Weekend, RegioCup zuid cancelled, some free sailing. iSonic 127 with Warp 9.0 and Z-Fins 46 S--: lots of lift. Then used the Boss 49cm, more familiar. Stance on the board not good. Only in gusts enough to plane. At the end of the afternoon more sun, warmer and wind slightly better. [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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2nd weekend of the year, 2nd time surfing, year starts well. Wind WSW NNE, so Kabbelaarsbank. Started with the iSonic 117 with Daytona 7.3 and Z-Fins 42cm. Later switched to the JP FSW 102 with Duke 5.9 and MFC 29cm. Almost sailed into a seal. Was a fun day full out slalom, and some freeride. The seal and I have been very lucky. [Read...]


Once again full on with the Daytona, together with Jurjen, see who is fastest: Me! Used iSonic 117 with Daytona 7.3 and Z-Fins 42cm. Was a long good session. A lot of kilometers made, good training. Certainly not cold yet. [Read...]


East wind, never my favorite, had worked a bit too hard last week, so went to clear my head, some cold fresh air might help. Good wind at the Grevelingendam. Used the iSonic 117 with Warp 8.0. Nice sailing today, certainly not cold. Took it nice and relaxed today. Unfortunately wind dropped too early, I had wanted to continue a bit longer. [Read...]


Good weather predicted wind force 4 to 5, and a day off from work: surfing. Wind further south than predicted, and so nearly South, and so gusty. iSonic 117 with Daytona 7.3 and SLP-42 cm, later wind picked up, switched fin for the SLP 40cm. It was a very good day, lots of sun, but very gusty wind. Fine to get back on a free race/slalom set. [Read...]

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23 degrees on 12 October, and wind, then you should go surfing. Unfortunately the direction SSE. Used the iSonic 127 with Warp 8.0 and Boss 44 cm The weather was great, wind just not strong enough. Good to known that I can still pump a board onto a plane, even though I'm not in top condition. [Read...]


10 degrees and 20 to 25 knots forecasted, top for an afternoon of surfing in January. Started with the Busca 34cm under the iSonic and the Warp 6.3. For the first time since my accident once again with the 6.3. Later took the Venom 32cm. Was a nice afternoon, sometimes very heavy. Was usefull, I train too little with the 6.3. It was not really cold by 10 degrees. [Read...]


Slalom training. Wind less then expected, sailed with the iSonic 127 and Warp 9.0. Tested different fins: Sonntag SL-P 46, 48cm and Busca 46cm. Usefull but cold afternoon, the SL-P 48 cm seems too big. Should spend some time to find a better trim need more pressure on my front foot. [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...]


(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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