Oesterdam Boardriders Club (Flan, Belgium) - 2016-09-18
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Dennis De Pauw
Reginald Gyselinck
47.92 [PB](D)
43.96 [PB](D)
Benjamin Verdin
pat B84
Tom De Pauw
Tim Aerts
C@rLo$ (RIP)
Jacques Pellen
paul van de perre
Robin Blondeel
Dennis De Pauw (23649km):
2858 days ago
4 categories

Whaaaaauwwww !!!

PB 2s, avg and mile.


What a day again, and what a beautiful sport ;-)

This sail/board/fin combo was flying all day long.
Next goal: 90km/u max and a decent 500m.


Nice to see so many friends around.

Ant, well done mate!

H-Attack (19719km):
2858 days ago
1 categories

Day 2 LF trip with Regi & Dennis

Although the possibility was there, I couldn't sail speeds near to my PR.
I could not cope with the sudden wind holes that prevented me of staying sheeted in during the whole run. Maybe I took not enough focus to make my runs in the first bay. The rest of the strip still was very twisty, it was not possible to do safe long reaches in the flattest water.

First part I sailed with a Sonntag X1 20cm (thanks Pat VH), 2nd part with a mXr 20 asy.
Both good speedfins, for me no noticeable difference in speed. Hence the fin was not the reason for the poor speeds ;-)

After a longer break, I went back on the water, but in my first leg I probably just tapped a sandbar and crashed.
With a touched knee and...self-confidence, I plugged out directly :-(

Although it was, by circumstances, a shorter trip then planned, again it was amazing to sail at this wonderfull place with a lot of like-minded people.

Next time we take with us what we've learned, and maybe then I get the ducks better in a row.

Congratulations to my teammates Regi & Dennis and all others with a PR. Enjoy it!

Reginald Gyselinck (4595km):
2846 days ago
2 categories

Session with mixed feelings..
First time in a long time I got the chance to come over to La Franqui. So I was stoked to be here, but getting annoying  news at the first day already, I needed to drive back the next day to the office ruined my positive energy. Bad thing is that my speedbuddies their speedtrip also came to an abrupt end because of me. Sorry guys...

So got on the water with an unpleasant feeling that had a bad influence on my sailing, didn’t get the right mix between zen and focus and not really enjoying myself… took me a few hours and some help of my friends to get my mind in the right place and my concentration on the sailing as it should, and get a bit of enjoyment out of it.
Resulting in three great runs, but a crash which took me a lot off effort getting back to the shoreline took away a lot of my energy and forced me to call it a day.

So still mixed feelings about the session. Super happy with these three great runs, but disappointed I didn’t have a more relaxed weekend that would have enabled me to do more of these runs and most of all… enjoy it more.
So looking forward to sail the small gear again, enjoy it to max as it should, and get those five… or more…great runs in a row!

First time also on an asy fin, which really makes some deference on high speed… faster and more reliable, feels great. The Fanatic Falcon Speed 44 was super easy to sail, and the Neil Pryde Racing EVO6 gave me solid power and control too… so very pleased with my gear.

I don’t know if the other guy’s share the same “sensation†but getting in the mid or high 80km/h in the chop, it seems the vision always gets blurred.. don’t know if I need to get my eyes checked or if this is “normalâ€
Anyhow, now I know… when I don’t see clearly where I’m going… its becoming fast :-D

Congrats to everybody who sailed there PB’s and to everybody mastering these conditions.
Special thanks to the friends who gave me a chin up after the frustrating news to head back.
And special congrats to my young buddy Dennis de Pauw who showed some great sailing and progression again!