New Personal Speedsurfing Record at the Amstelmeer!

I believed it wasn't possible to break my older record but yesterday almost prove me wrong! I was sailing with Peter de Wit in very gusty conditions. We chose to be on the same gear to feel the difference between the Neilpryde 6.2 EVO1 and EVO2, We both used a Fanatic Falcon 79, combined with a Select caspar 29cm.

We went on the water when the wind became as strong as it would get, I was really doubting if I could handle a 6.2, the first upwind leg was challenging, but we survived. We both started to do some downwinders and that was only possible by shooting into the Amstelmeer.

After a half hour we changed sails and I used the EVO2, what a difference!!! On shore the sail feels twice as light but on the water this changes in CONTROL. The first run with the EVO2 I was faster than all previous runs with EVO1. Than we changed again and I made my 3th best run with EVO1 in front of the "Vogelreservaat"

Soon after that we made a short fuel-stop... Because it was a bit cold we went on the water after some dissapointing downwind runs I got with the EVO1 a amazing gust, it was so strong I had to follow the gust. Normally I run out of a gust within a few seconds, but this gust was faster. On the moment I didn't accelerate anymore I decided to stop... And it was easy to break off the run, the new 2009 Select Caspar Speed was just soooo easy and controllable. (it is now my favorite fin)

When I came back on shore I was completly stoked, and looked on the GPS and saw 41kn... That is a new topspeed record!!

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Erik Loots

Erik is windsurfer for 10+ years. In his daily life he is professional in construction dewatering, advisor, troubleshooter. Erik likes adventures, explore and to challenge himself. During his life he is trying to get the best out of it and have respect for the earth, nature and future generations. The modern world is about sharing, in this blog Erik shares his experiences, selfreflection and lessons learned.

8 comments:

  1. cheers, nice and respectable score
    hell yeah 4 the fanatic :)

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  2. ehheh, great
    http://windsurfing-koprivnica.net/user.php?id.1

    btw, why don't u register on my site as member ?

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  3. Warrior, yesterday I checked your website. I will register!

    Only today I get a error when following the link, will try later again.

    Cheers,

    Erik

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  4. yap, this night i was moving my site on new server, now it's up and working fine and much faster than yesterday...hehehe, great timing for register :) sorry for that, but now it's ok

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  5. can U send me mail on warrior@hi.t-com.hr
    i would like to ask you few questions about speed and your blog, and put it on my site when u register...i follow your news, and when i see something interesting i put the info on my site, link to your blog is allready set on my links page :)

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  6. Hey Warrior,

    I registered @ your website, also put a link to your website (in right colum under friend sites)

    Cheers,

    Erik

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