First Competition Day Belgium Speedweek 2010

After a nice skippersmeeting in the sun at 10:00 it was looking like there would be no wind. Together with teammate Sarah Hebert I did some shopping+ hanging on the beach. And now on Joerg his camping with good internet. Yesterday I had some hard times tuning and testing, somethings didn't 100% worked out like I would have thought. With lots of competitors on the course it was tricky, also the wind shifted about 10 times.

My RS:Slalom MK3 6.2 has a broken bottom camber, at home I have 3 almost new cambers... But here NOT, yesterday I rigged the 6.2 and it was not hard to feel the bottom campressure missing, stability was now lower than 7.0 in the gusts. Overall I was not happy with my performance, maybe I wasn't fit, or just at the wrong moment on the water. Also I think the "not-overtake"-zone would be helpfull to get some good basicspeed.

John Overmeer had the best crash on sunday, with one broken boom+ some damage on his board.

Hope we will get some good wind, I have to choose between 5.5 and 7.0. For the board I prefer the fanatic falcon 79 and sonntag SL-S.

The pictures show we have some nice weather at least, like summer in the Netherlands with a little cold onshore wind.

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.

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