|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
|Jacques van der Hout|
|Ben van der Steen|
|Marcel van Kalken|
|Sebastiaan de Bruijn|
|Stefan Brouwers (19812km): |
Holy.....what a wind...full power with 5.5...extreme gusts, hardly any flat water. Was hard for me to go really fast. Had to be lucky to be on speed and locked in when you got a gust.
But had fun and happy with the results in this conditions. Congrats to every one with PB's
Thanks for the push guys, when driving back.
|Jacques van der Hout (26686km): |
Great call to drive to Kirby this night. The only option was a train ticket for 3,28 in the middle of the night. But with the 2 auping beds in Wouter his van it was possible to sleep in between the driving shifts.
We arrived at 7.15 am on the carpark of WK and we slept for 2 more hours.
We hit the water at 9.30, after half an hour of sailing i had already a 84 average, Hans peaked 51 knots and Jurjen was really flying and improving his speeds every run. Hans his averages were very good already in the beginning, i could live with the fact he would beat me today so i just sailed along the wall without taking to much risk of slingshotting, my runs were 85,6 all the time. I noticed that now i'm getting older i don't want to take big risk anymore by sailing on the edge, all ok but if you want to battle for the top spots you just have to take more risk and have bigger balls.
Hans made a big crash due to something he hit in the water, so his session was finished. As i lost al my energy i decided to have break to load the batteries. Jurjen was flying and must have had duracell batteries as he was going up and down many times. After a while he came over and ask for a computer to check his averages. 86,16! Wow, big respect for his average, the fastest GPS session ever sailed in Europe i guess.
Thanks to his numbers my motivation came back and i had to take more risk to beat the average of Jurjen. This time i was slingshotting myself more downwind and this resulted in 2 peaks of 49 knots and better averages. Back on the carpark we check my average on the computer and this was still not enough, 86,05. So i had to make one more good run. It looked like the wind dropped so i was dissapointed and waited for some better gusts. I get a bonus and made my fastest run of the day with a max peak of 50,035 knots! Yess.
This was the best i could do today. It was very close and we are all winners by sailing personal bests on both topspeed and average.
No specific news about the fast riders from UK, so maybe we see some surprises.
|Dennis Verschoor (3068km): |
kolere wat een bak wind, had best wel moeite met de omstandigheden.
voor 2e keer op speedboard en dan in zulke condities is niet makkelijk, geen hoge snelheden voor mij maar wel weer een ervaring rijker.
|Hans Kreisel (32170km): |
50KNOTS BLUE STEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Was after this for a while now superstoked almost did 51 fuck!!!!
Epic day at The Kirb
Decided last minute to go a good decision i think ;) but the trip was a bit killing had to work the day after and it wasn't fun felt like a zombie.
Was in full control today and was getting up to big speeds really early and was leading till disaster struck my fin hit a plastic bag or something like that because it was immediatly stand still and was doing 48knots at that moment and could hear my board snap due to some sick forces at work. The only thing could think of was this is it and was sure it was going to be a nasty crash. But it really wasn't could have been a lot worse. Heard i swong round my sail and my vario harness line snapped like it supposed to. What happend after that i don't know but i bounced on the water 2 times and looked at a lot of stars when i my eyes were open again no serious damage to me only a bit stiff neckmuscles and a headache and no sail damage at all :) . Was happy Anne Evert was fast to get in the water to help me out because i was a bit in shock thanks mate. 3rd time i hit in my surfing days i hit a bag but that was half the speed of today and it's a lot more intense with this speeds.
Decided not to go on the water again because i didn't feel balanced anymore and i'm sure i will get better speeds next time and didn't want to risk injury and a sense of insecurity. Because lately the brake is off and planning to keep it this way.Getting used to sailing 90kmh peaks and thats a good thing can't wait for the next good day on one of the special spots.
Respect to al the guys with PB's
@ Steve ur really fast mate but 54 ........