Amstelmeer Nautical Mile WAR!!!

Not even 1/2 Month my Amstelmeer Nautical Mile was good enough to lead the ranking... Peter de Wit declared 13-September-2009 a Nautical Mile WAR, just 0,4 kmh faster. He was also complaining about the low entry and end speed of the Nautical Mile... hehe (this is were my lightweight is becoming usefull)

Actually very intresting because I believe bodyweight isn't involved in this competition, my downwind angle is a bit deeper in gusts, topspeed might be a bit lower. However in windgaps+ chop+waves my bodyweight isn't disturbing the boardtrim as fast as the heavier guys.

Soon another Sonntag Fins SL-S 320 will arrive, this one will be more highspeed focussed on long distance. I am almost 100% sure 60kmh will be broken in the first LONG windgust. WATCH OUT Peter ;)

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. Hi Erik,

    I will look out...for the day to break 60....too

    But I would like to see more get into this "war" you declared,

    Who else can break 60 on Lago di Amstel??

    Peter de Wit


  2. Well, if lightweights are just as fast as heavyweights on the nautical... Bring it on!
    53 on the Gouwzee wasn't much of a problem. But 60 is a completely different story. I'll try my best.

    Jan Wolters

  3. Erik, I did it again....

    60,9 on your lake...when are you coming back?