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(machine translated in 2018) There was quite the week no wind predicted. Changed at the last minute the prediction and shows it to blow better than predicted. With JP FSW 84 and Ice hazards, water 5.3 unfortunately too flat. Stopped because erHet was not warm, but fine to on the water. After beating up (do you do good Jurjen) and change clothes still ff yummy at the wood-burning stove of Lake view a cup of tea and chat with the other members: cosy. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) Especially in the morning was heavy storm predicts, later less wind and Sun. So sleeping late, and take direction zeeland. Traveling light: 1 Board and 3 sails. Everything in the car, so less bothered by the high winds on the way. To Natural-high. Snuggle up with the AHD 253 with Ice 4.2 it was on steps, and right away a few times in the air. Water was really super. Nice long lines, not high, but often good style/hollow. Wonderful to own again to do your thing, go boating where you feel like it, thick wind, beautiful spot. [Read...]

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(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...]

(machine translated in 2018) At the end of October is very late in the season for a competition: the whole morning to cold and also a big hailstorm. Could only begin in the afternoon. The entire afternoon with the Warp 8.6 GT85 and dangers. Set did well, only came sometimes what speed to short, little mistakes. Although we started with very cold weather it was a wonderful afternoon slalom. More tomorrow. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) Today's slalom, with only 3 valid races until today could much remains to be decided. 1st elimination: semifinal, then Runners up final. Bad start: no wind: 6de2de Elimination: semi-finals not met: Loosers final: Was too early, had to full on the brake and then from standstill again accelerator. Everyone had to catch up, in retrospect I was even false. 3rd elimination: qualification: Very heavy seeding: 4 toppers: mn best, but got Adrie and Pieter did not address: Loosers Final: Tomas Vincent was in, but I had a good heat, remained Tomas for: 1steTop day, and certainly to the end it went top. Was cosy. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) First day light winds: Formula and for me the Race board. Race 1: good start, as first the: 1steRace 2: this time it was Tons. Together as 1st and 2nd at the above buoy: 1steRace 3: another good race, not mn best start: 1steRace 4: all of a sudden Was parked between all the Technos. So wait, tack, wind, road race shortened, behind all the technos ge finished. Race 5: With just purchased 50 cm dangers. Was well away, race cut short: 1steHeerlijk hazards. Wind is minimal. Supreme WRT the Technos, too bad there is no other race boards. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) I was already on Friday to the lauwersmeer, chance to go. No/hardly any wind so my Race board: CAT 380 with R-Type 9.5 rigged and in the rain a good round of dangers about the lauwersmeer. It seems from the side smaller than on the map. There are a lot of islands in the Lake that is sure during a game in the way leaving little possibilities in terms of race track. Good to here to have done. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) My first GPA, a famous match with many participants, 2 a 3 laps on the Westeinderplassen. There was good weather predicted, Sun, wind (gusty) and still warm. Jerome would use my new CAT 380, he has a lot more competition experience on racing boards. I took my trusted Team with 9.5 R-Type, went pretty good, knew the water not not tactically and made the best choices. Have fun match dangers, but certainly had higher may end up. After the game for the first time itself on my CAT 380, what a difference. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) Have gotten to test what Makani Kauila fins. Today with the iSonic 101 with Warp 7.0 dangers and Makani Kauila HW 34 cm and 36 cm tested against a C3 Venom 36 cm and Select S07 33 cm. Was very interesting and instructive afternoon. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) Minimal wind predicted: 12 a 14 knots just enough for slalom. Heats 1 to 3: not the best starts, and wrong vin, 56 cm gave too little elevator, so speed too low. Heats 4 through 7: Starts went better and speed too, only the top 4 I could really not. Heats 8 t/m 10:8th heat just went well again. 9th too late at the start. 10th: false start. It was a lovely day, was not top fit by a touch of the flu last week. Starts better, but jibes went top, not cases and almost everything doorgeplaneerd. [Read...]

Day 2 of the Dutch Championships in Almere, same wind as yesterday: raceboard. On arrival almost no wind, off-shore. After 11:00 the wind seemed to increase. Minimal wind was in my favor, which brought me tight for first with Huig-Jan and everything depended on he last race. Wind had increased considerably, advantage for Huig-Jan. Very exciting race, towards the finish Huig-Jan came from the other direction, he won with 10 meters lead!! Beautiful Race! 2nd. It was a nice weekend, I'm glad I'm sailing raceboard and not Formula. Finished 2nd this weekend, 1st overall. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) There was little wind predicts. So it was Formula, so for my Race board. Beautiful competitions had with Uvula-Jan branch. The RS: X is better in a little more wind, the race board like the RS: X cannot planing. Weather was really getting on the brink. So that makes the games exciting though. It was getting penny Exchange who won. The Technos came there not involved this time. The Formula boys had a bad day, not a valid heat dangers. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) Once cozy with Rob and Peter surfed. Wind was hard predicts, Rob didn't want to sea, so Kabbelaarsbank. The water seemed pretty flat, so started slalom: 104 with RAM 5.7 S-Type hazards. Speeds above 60 km/h, so not bad. Trim was getting better. After some more walk playing with a wave set: JP FSW 4.7 By 84 with dangers to the wind stopped. It was a fun day, laughed a lot and learned a lot. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) For the first time since a long time been on a caster board and once again played in the waves. Enjoy a couple of hours with my JP FSW 84 and 5.3 in the waves of Ice the Brouwersdam played. Weather was mostly very good, good wind, sunshine and warm. Unfortunately a few heavy but short showers, just before the mood very hard wind and then a 5-10 minute or nothing at all. Enjoyed it! [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) After more than a week warm terrace again, hit the back on your chest and came there wind: surfenMiddagje free and straight to Zealand, wind direction seemed good for the Grevelingendam. Along the way, rain, at the greve lingedam arrived: Sun and. .. NO WIND! Fortunately the wind came back soon. Nice one few hours with my iSonic 101 and Warp 7.0 dangers, little slalom training and enjoying the breeze, the Sun and the still warm weather. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) After weeks of training and competitions on slalom Race boards now finally just again delicious. Good weather, little wind, but very little the day enjoyed on my AHD GT85 with Warp 8.6 and Deboichet R10 56 cm. Took some getting used to, first few rack, but certainly the first meters, what is that compared to a lively GT85 380 cm Race board. Board feel so loose, find gives as much lift. But after a few rakjes was feeling totally back and I flew over the water. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) More wind, more constant and flatter water. Was tasty. Everyone was waiting for the start and I still had to rig up. All heats hazards 101 iSonic with Warp 7.0 there on. Perfect! Course was short, water extremely flat, speeds high, under the minute was possible. 13th, 10th and 10th in the qualifying rounds. It was another cool weekend, fun to be with the Pro fleet sail. Atmosphere in the Group was a lot of fun. And the party Saturday night? Legendary again. [Read...]

It is The Mission time again, this year extra special because we are honouring. This year I signed up in the Pro fleet, the real men. So, even if a Pro late arriving, enrolling and rigging. There was a very short course so we were getting ready in a Flash. Heat 1: DNF, Heat 2: Massive false and yet a valid good race. After the honouring of Dorian came the message that we had to sail heat 2 again. Heat 2 retry: 11th. Heat 3: almost everyone went swimming at buoy 1. As Pros we had to be ashamed. That was it for day 1. Eat and quickly back to the party. [Read...]