• Max. 2 sec.
  • 49.83knots
Average speed
46.59  ( 46.88 46.78 46.73 46.31 46.27 )
  • 100 m run
  • 49.25knots
  • 250 m run
  • 46.43knots
  • 500 m run
  • 44.76knots
  • Nautical mile
  • 16.04knots
  • 1 hour avg speed
  • 5.85knots
  • Alpha racing
  • 26.79knots
  • Distance
  • 38km
  • Duration
  • 01:06:00
  • Windspeed
  • 41 - 50knots
  • Wind direction
  • W ( 270)

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.