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(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...]

I have quite enjoyed the week. The atmosphere, the enthusiasm of the kids, all these different nationalities, starting races with 60+ surfers. The Organization was very good: everything on time, nice opening, relaxed end party. Weather was very very good, lots of Sun, and races on all the days. I have shared a cottage with the Peruvian family Bazo. Very nice, I enjoyed myself. My matches went pretty good, learned a lot: 53th out of 68. The Organization, volunteers, participants and Family Bazo: THANKS! This was a week that I won't quickly forget. [Read...]

Last day of the World Cup, little wind predicted. Race 1: After more than 30 minutes of not planing finally at the start. Wind was minimal. 1st start overall over early, 2nd attempt went well, reasonable race, minimum wind: 58th. Race 2: Bad start, wind turned, arrived late at the top buoy, finished, but still: DNF. Race 3: Good start, wind turned, course was now wrong: 55th It's over! It was great. Ended up 53rd overall, very satisfied with that result. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) Today, little wind predicts, hopefully it's over predicts. Race 1: throughout the race, game held with DEN-1110, eventually just by hemgewonnen: 47th Race 2: nice contest with Saskia, already at the start so close together that I just on the tip of her One-Design could sit down. After the last top mark downwind it went bad, Board didn't want planing up to 3 x and I fell in the water, many places lost: 54th. Race 3: a lot of wind, race went very well, speed was great, almost everywhere geplaneerd: 43steIk am very happy with the decision of the race officials to give us 3 race back-to-back. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) Less wind than yesterday predicted, again all day sun. First race little wind, downwind effort: 59th. 2nd race more wind, went a lot better: 48th. After the break, unfortunately but 1 race, sailing back and forth for 1 heat is really a waste of time. Do a good race: 48th. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) Today many wind predicts. I'm I how different the results if we really get wind force 5 to 6. Race 1: much wind, I sail also lift your spirits, everything feels finer. After a thrilling finish with ARG-345:31st. Race 2: Just for buoy 1 should stop because GER-239 for me tack went and fell, signed to protest directly after the race (let's see how to do it, I can fix learn something) 52nd. Race 3: Wind better, reasonable fight with Cindy: 47th Race 4: Good start, finally some good winds, many people caught up on half wind and downwind. In the slalom a nice fight with CZE-8 and DEN-1110, photo finish between myself and the Dane: 40th. Super day, certainly race 1 and 4 were brilliant today. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) First day matches, little wind predicted, but be fine again. First time in my shorty dangers, delicious with this again. 1st race we had 3 restarts needed. 2 race 2 attempts. Both race 63rd. We had to stop in time because there was storm predicts. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) The day before the official start of the Windsurfing le Worlds 2012 is there a training race, for the surfers but also for the Organization to learn things and tune. The race is to 15:00, great opportunity to sleep. The Training Race is fun, and makes clear that our job is very very far from the side. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) Relatively late I was present, nice and quiet in bidding, but very busy when registering my stuff. Unfortunately the Cat leak and, therefore, I must with the team. After the registration to the cottage gone to get to know the Peruvian family Bazo, very pleasant people, mother and the children speak good English: I feel like it, it's fixed cozy and fun. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) Last weekend for the World Cup, so last chance to get some to train. Tricky breeze, fell getting away, turned a lot. But good to train, many different conditions. Fortunately, the sun shone all the fun and excitement. The entire afternoon with the Cat and 9.5 R-Type hazards. Cat has new grip and that is really a whole lot better. Lots of pumps, tack etc. Good to see how fast the Cat slide if there is no/hardly any wind. [Read...]