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(machine translated in 2018) Still an extra day this year. There was about 18 knots SW predicts, fell 127. iSonic with Warp 8.6 and Boss 49 cm dangers. Wind always seemed little to take off and after 12:00 it became increasingly more difficult to plane upwind. It was minimal, but with a delicious Sun. Well pumps can work out. I think the iSonic 127 in terms of light again no match is with the 60 cm GT85 and a good vin. Next time try a longer fin. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) There was 30 knots decreasing wind and showers predicted. FSW 84 with 4.7 and RON 20 cm Ice hazards. On steps and sail away, piece of cast off more wind (always on Kabbelaarsbank with ZW) On the first jump out quite a about rotated donkey kick: Crash! Wind decreased slightly, other vin: Select X 1 26, 5 cm, slightly less trim. In the beginning, well, the wind comes back again. By dangers until I was quite tired, time to quit. Good end of the year. [Read...]

Wind prediction: 19 knots and dry weather. Nice for a day of winter windsurfing. First time to test the iSonic 127, used the Warp 8.6 and Boss 49cm. Little searching for the right trim, little boom height and baseplate position. Board is quick. Also tried the Boss 47cm. Trained on jibes. It took a bit of time to get used to the iSonic 127 compared to the GT85. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) Today wind and warm enough, still fast sailing. On the brouwersdam was very quiet, only at the Kite spot there were people on the water, top spot, so there dangers. The whole afternoon with JP FSW 84 4.7 and Ice hazards. The 4.7 was great but never overpowered. After 2.5 hours full count there against to go I was empty and I stopped. Super nice dangers. Delicious jumped, sometimes very high. Nice wave riding. If this spot is available for surfers, I am sure more commonly found. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) Busy upgrading my NC4400 laptop from 80 GB harddisk to a 500 Gb. Clone boot partition, put it on the 500 GB. Insert the Hard disk: Nothing. Try everything, remove battery, External Monitor, nothing. No BIOS, no beeps nothing, only Fan spinning. Search the Web. Memory? Okay, I had it removed to check the type and see if an easy cheap upgrade was possible. Re-installed it. Fixed! [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) It was high water with onshore winds, no beach more about. Against the dunes was no wind, on the water was hard. 3.7 dangers, but that was on the small side to the side. On the water went it though. High waves. Sometimes high jumps. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) Finally there was a prediction for storm. Flood would be late, so again no hurry and just before high tide. Was busy, many well known. After ff consultation the AHD with Voodoo, the 3.7 3.7 getting caught is on the small side, but often also very good. At the end took the wind. By dangers until I was empty. Nice day though. [Read...]

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Wanted to sail on the sea, wind was disappointing, so to Kabbelaarsbank. Nice day to test the iSonic 122, sailed with the Warp 7.8, lot of trimming, adjust footstraps, trying different fins: Deboichet SL2 42cm, Tectonics Talon 42cm, Makani Kauila 42cm. It was good to train slalom again, the iSonic 122 seems to work well with the Warp 7.8. [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) NW predicted, especially on the coast good wind. So drove to sea. Was a good breeze on the dam. FSW 84 Pro with the Ice 5.3 getting caught. On the water, the wind against. Were big wind holes in the wind. Sometimes delicious. Larger board packed so I less would sink. Thus much gijpjes in the waves. Good weather, little gusty wind, had better be a bigger sailing. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) End of the afternoon and evening wind. Beautiful evening to check out the Quad to test properly. When the flood came, the shore-break, very long wall of 1 meter high that broke on the beach. Not fine, 1 x through it and then remain on the water as long as possible. Started with the JP FSW 5.3 84 and Ice sailing on the large side, had been small. Then the Quad 81 to compare. Now with a lot of wind and swell, no steep waves. Altitude does ie well, though it feels weird. Half wind didn't feel relaxed. Golf afrijdend very great: just a skateboard. Board is not loose on, is also not easy. The JP FSW caught 84 to compare: finer. Fun night, heavy almost impossible shore-break. Quad is sold. Another seal. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) Finally some Grevelingendam. GT85 with Warp 8.6 dangers, ran good came out speed too short. Many on jibes practiced: first in the foot straps, then pick up, get used ff but you're faster on speed, and more control. It was nice and again, burnt head: Note to self: mold release! Many people complained about gusty wind. I had hardly any. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) There was wind predicted, but lasted the afternoon kakte prediction and the wind in 9.5. at home, 3.7. In places, the wind. GT85 with Warp 8.6 and Drake 60 cm. Could sometimes a piece of planing, but was just too little wind. Really had the 9.5. Waiting for wind the Warp 7.8 rigged ff, ff slats again trimming. With the Deboichet 64 cm there under tried. Helped nothing, just too little wind. Sometimes is it, today so not really. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) Patrick is again frantically at the surfenm, turns games. time to train together with Warp 7.0 and Venom iSonic 101.36 cm: in terms of speed equal, came up short with high walk. Vin exchanged for the S07 35 cm: much better, could equal height walk again. John Coins also came with it. John was bigger: 7.8. At the end of the day GPS get caught: 55.7 km/h. very lovely weather, the day full sun, warm and good wind. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) There was only to mid-11 wind predicted. Started with JP FSW 5.9, 84 with Duke went pretty good. After a sandwich seemed the wind less, so the Duke get caught on the iSonic 101 6.7. Cruising, weather, enough wind for planing. Gybejes practiced a lot although I find that quite tricky to plane upwind with the Duke 6.7. It was tasty, water and air are nice and warm, had easy in my shorty can sail today. [Read...]

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