I am very happy to announce to be sponsored by Starboard and Severne sails from now on. You will find me on isonic boards and reflex sails, with a big smile! The deal is just done and tomorrow I can get most of my gear, much thanks to Kater, Fox Sports, Starboard and Severne for this superquick service.

Starboard is my first boardsponsor ever. My dream always has been to join starboard, plus at this moment starboard is one of the most serious brands in speed windsurfing, it doesn't get any better. I owned a starboard start/ hypersonic 105/ isonic 105 before and I know for sure the new boards will perform like a starboard always did! Great ;)

Severne Sails will be a first for me, but looking to the sails and Jurjen van der Noord it will be no problem to go fast. The reflex looks superstable and giving amazing acceleration.

When I got some time on water all gear will reviewed here on, many fins and settings to be tried and shared. Photo's to be taken of the new gear. Yes this will be a great time!

I have added some pictures of my starboard passion in the past
Isonic 105 + Gaastra Vapor 6.5, 2007 (good for many times 70km/h+, learned speedsurfing with this board)

Hypersonic 105 + North Spectro 8.0, pre-2005 (early gliding kit)

Freeformula 168, my brothers *board, 2004, we needed something big for early gliding at our homespot "Geestmerambacht"

Start, me doing funboarding, with customized Arrows Dragster ;), 2005. I made with black tape the big logo. Too bad the sail was stolen one year later.

The hypersonic 105 in action, definitly the board with widest windrange ever

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.


  1. Congratulations and good luck with your new stuff!!!

  2. Nice!

    I have also got a lot of starboards the last years (I got some testboards from a local shop, that I could use for the season: s-types, futura's,...).

    Nice brand and really cool speed-boards, the only thing is the delivery-times... Never sell your board, before you have your new one at home, because it's always taking longer then expected.

  3. Jim CrossleyJune 02, 2010

    Congratulations, should be great kit and is nice to have recognition for your sailing. Good luck.

  4. Great news, what boards are planing to get?

  5. Gefeliciteerd, leuk man!

  6. Thats great! Congratulations!!!

  7. Nice one Erik, congratulations.
    Was already guessing that way after you said something about a "lightwind 53cm wide speedboard" ;)

  8. Congratulations!

    Hope you like your new gear!

  9. Congratulations!

    Cool development. Starboard produces great boards and Severne is also improving a lot these days with their new international team!

  10. Dirk Jan KnolJune 03, 2010

    Gefeliciteerd man,moet ik nu gaan oppassen!!

  11. Thanks for all the congratulations!! Its really great to have soo many supportive readers. Also received lots of emails.

    Today I had a short session with the 7.0+ isonic 86, I simply HAD TO SAIL, playing with the tuning. It feels great so far, superstable. Not soo much wind, but at least the sail has plenty of bottom-end to get going in 10-14kn. Let's see what it does in windy (speed) conditions

  12. Erik,

    I hope to see some nice test-blogposts about some models. For example whats the real difference between a slalomboard like the isonic 86 and a lightwind speedboard like the W53 and W58?

  13. Frank VollmannJune 04, 2010

    Congratulations Erik with your sponsors. I am anxious to know what your results will be with this splendid material.

  14. Herman,

    I have luck that 2 teammembers have the isonic W53, soo when have everything is tuned up I will do some sessions to compare.

  15. Hoi Erik,

    Veel succes met je prachtige boards en zeiltjes! De 7.0 reflex heb ik in korte tijd nu acht keer gevaren en het is een groot genot: lichtvoetig, zeer stabiel, veel drive, snelheid en acceleratie. Eigenlijk alles wat de meeste mensen zoeken in een speedzeil. Veel succes met je nieuwe speedwapens dit seizoen!

  16. AnonymousJune 05, 2010

    Hi Erik,

    Good to read that you got the sponsor deal you were working on. Congratulations!!!


  17. Leuk voor je, Erik! Gefeliciteerd!! Veel plezier met je nieuwe spullen!

  18. ingolf van oostveenJune 07, 2010

    snel je achtergrondfoto aanpassen (geen reclame maken voor de concurrent)! Succes met je nwe spul!

  19. Nice brand and really cool speed-boards. I hope to see some nice test-blogposts about some models