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Windsurf season 2017 – 2nd half – new stuff

The 2nd half of this 2017 windsurf season the opportunities to go windsurfing where less than I wanted. So the moments to remember are extra special. 🙂

I enjoyed our family holiday in North Wales. What a spectacular landscape and coastline it has!

This year again I had a few good raceboard sessions. The combo of the good old Fanatic Cat 380 with the new Warp F2017 9.6 is working out great. The reduced luff curve and less loose leech gives the sail good lift needed for railing on the daggerboard with tight upwind courses.

We also had the introduction of new 2018 surfstuff at Telstar Surfclub. A lot to see for next season with some good inside info from Jordy Vonk and Herman van den Berg.

Some snippets:

  • Falcon TE 98, new shape
  • Blast, now with tuttle box
  • Gecko foil edition
  • Biggest sizes Falcon/Blast foil approved
  • Freewave STB
  • New footstraps, more comfort, with sizeindicator
  • Super Session, new freewave sail in the range
  • Warp f2018 proto, evolution from extensive R&D, colors/graphics will be different
  • All sails new symmetric battenpockets and come pre-tensioned specific per sail/batten

I changed from the two big slalomboards (129/159) to one, the Fanatic Falcon 136 85cm wide. My experience was that with my weight (78kg) haveing two lightwind slalomboards didn't have enough advantage. That's why I'm back to one big lightwind slalomboard and the 136 is a winner!

For the fins I now have a new F-HOT RS3 45cm to try. This fin will be the most used with the Falcon 136 and Warp 8.4.

Just in. the North Sails Warp F2018 8.4, rigth out of the bag, pré-tuned battens, just rig and go! Smooth camber rotation. Check the movie on my Instragram account.

Very motivated for next season, hope the winter is short!

Thanks for reading! See you next time, Mark.

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Windsurfsessions winter 2017

It's still winter in the Netherlands but I had a few very nice windsurfsessions last weeks.

Luckily for me Sipke Bijlsma made was there to shoot some picures, thanks!

Equipment I used in these sessions.

  • Fanatic Falcon 159 LW with the North Sails Warp F2017 9.0 and Choco Fireblade 50cm
  • Fanatic Falcon 129 TE with the North Sais Warp F2017 8.4 and F-HOT 42cm

My fitness is better than before, now with enough breath and strength and having FUN!

Findings from these sessions below.

Falcon 159 / Warp 9.0

Conditions: gusty wind 8-16 knots, inland lake, windchop.
+ early planing, passive just go a bit broad, active on the same course
+ good tracking course, no luff/lee steering
+ surprisingly good gybing (in/out) and keeping speed in the gybe
+ very good speed and keep going in luls, compared to surfmates
- a lot of pressure on my back leg, no time to change settings yet
- because it was choppy not enough lift, railing was diffucult, next time try a different fin

Falcon 129 /  Warp 8.4

Conditons: wind 16-25 knots, inland lake, windchop.
+ with my slalom setup easy to sail with a lot of control, board and sail!
+ with this big slalomset no problem with the chop and wind gusts
+ the Falcon 129 (80cm wide) does not need a big fin
- for more speed I need to change mastfoot/boom positions

See you next time, Mark.

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Watervrienden voor het leven

Airton Cozzolino en Gollito Estredo hebben veel met elkaar gemeen. Beide zijn erg getalenteerd, beide zijn vaardig in meerdere watersport disciplines, beide zijn wereldkampioen en beide hebben hun arme verleden achter zich gelaten. 


Golito, afkomstig uit El Yahue, is een freestyle legende, maar is ook extreem goed met een kite en in zijn SUP-gear. Kiteguru Airton Cozzolino uit Cabo Verde is geweldig op een kiteboard, windsurfboard en tijdens het SUP’pen.

Ze zijn geboren op twee verschillende plekken in de wereld, maar de levensverhalen van beide waterlegendes zijn raar genoeg bijna hetzelfde. Beide atleten hebben laten zien dat je met passie, hard werken en toewijding een betere toekomst voor jezelf kunt maken, niet alleen voor jezelf maar ook voor je familie. Door hun succes vertegenwoordigen beide een veeltal van merken als Boards & More, Fanatic, North Kiteboarding, ION en Northsails.

Genoeg gekletst, het is tijd om de boys in actie te zien!

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