Grevelingen Chop Team (S, Netherlands) - 2012-01-03
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Stefan Brouwers
43.3(D)
40.37(D)
8.76(D)
18.01(D)
22.29(D)
52.49(D)
Jacques van der Hout
49.83(D)
46.59(D)
5.85(D)
26.79(D)
16.04(D)
38.15(D)
Dennis Verschoor
36.13(D)
33.02(D)
2.8(D)
0(D)
0(D)
12.04(D)
Hans Kreisel
50.3(D)
46.37(D)
8.53(D)
16.09(D)
17.81(D)
36.37(D)
Ben van der Steen
Jeroen Schuitema
Marcel van Kalken
Sebastiaan de Bruijn
Menno Benningshof
André Mook
Alex
Theo Boudewijn
Average50.0746.488.6522.4020.0545.32
Stefan Brouwers (19471km):
2849 days ago
1 categories

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 (25836km):
2849 days ago
6 categories

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):
2849 days ago

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 (31840km):
2848 days ago
5 categories

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 ........  



Comments
Jacques Pellen


Flan
Belgium
2849 days ago

Een lekker begin van 2012 waar gaat dat naar toe !00 km ?? 

Jadveder


MID
Netherlands
2849 days ago

Wow Jacques dat is wel een super begin van 2012 zeg. Mooie teamprestatie.

Sebastiaan de Bruijn


S
Netherlands
2849 days ago

50+knots 2 sec average?!, well done everybody who sailed today

Mr IDGAF


NSW
Australia
2848 days ago

fantastic work Jacques! A big congrats. And Hans....just WOW!!!!!

Hardie


WA
Australia
2849 days ago

JacSurprised

Jez


TAS
Australia
2849 days ago

Great speeds Jacques and thats what i call a road trip Cool Congrats on the PB Dennis Smile

Marcel van Kalken


S
Netherlands
2849 days ago

Wow, bizarre prestatie Jacques, echt niet normaal. Jammer van je board Hans, maar je max geeft wel aan wat er nog in het vat zit.... Er komt nog zo een dag voor jou...

Dan


Sth Is
New Zealand
2849 days ago

Very nice!! dream for me to go that fast.

Menno Benningshof


S
Netherlands
2848 days ago

I am quite curious what Hans' speeds are ? Together Hans and Jacques reached speeds which will likely not be broken soon....

Dennis, good PB, mate !

And the Alpha is up as well... 

GReat job done !

Mux


QLD
Australia
2848 days ago

Awesome speeds great work on the PB's Jacques and Dennis 

evets


WA
Australia
2848 days ago

Brilliant speed Jacques. Great to see your write uo here, I am glad you continue with the GPSTC.

Slowboat


WA
Australia
2848 days ago

Jac, sounds like it was a long and epic day. Well done on the PB action and getting over the 50 on the dial. Its not often that opportunity comes around when you play at the pointy end for a while. Stoked for you guys.

Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
2848 days ago

Fantastic sessions, well done on your speeds guys.  A 50+ 2 second average is unreal.  Well worth the road trip.

Menno Benningshof


S
Netherlands
2848 days ago
Awesome 50 knots plus on the team challenge 2 sec; must be ŕ first ? Sick....
Gipsy


South
Croatia
2848 days ago

How does it feel???

 

Congrats to all who made up to this epic day and wish you another one very soon.

evets


WA
Australia
2848 days ago

Awesome Hans. glad to hear you were not seriously injured.

PJ


WA
Australia
2848 days ago

That is some shit hot sick speeds indeed. Big big grats to all PB'ersCool

Anyone have a video of the day's action? (and maybe of THE Stack of the year!) Glad no injuries though:-)

Menno Benningshof


S
Netherlands
2847 days ago

Check www.chopteam.nl ; video is there !

Sebastiaan de Bruijn


S
Netherlands
2847 days ago

or Chopteamfacebookpage

http://www.facebook.com/chopteam

 

Brane


South
Croatia
2847 days ago

SICK !!!

Slowboat


WA
Australia
2846 days ago

blue steeeeeel

Spotty


VIC
Australia
2846 days ago

Congrats to all, 46 av is another hard milestone to achieve, and a 50 thrown in is the icing on the cake!

lao shi


WA
Australia
2845 days ago

Hans!!!!! Wooohoooo!Surprised 50+!

I thought you guys could not raise the bar much higher and then you bust out a 50 peak average!

Amazing stuff and cannot imagine crashing at that speed!

Hope you are ok now, Hans.

Huge speeds too, Jacques! AwesomeCool

Hans Kreisel


S
Netherlands
2844 days ago

Thanks guys i'm ok. Can't wait to go over 50 again FEELS GOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Still learning and have things to improve so who knows where it will end hopefully not on a plastic bag again

Sebastiaan de Bruijn


S
Netherlands
2844 days ago

50knots story

http://www.chopteam.nl/?p=1601