New Women’s speed production record!

by Maarten on October 26, 2010

Tweet Zara Davis managed to crack the woman’s speed production record of 36.99 knots (68.5 KM/H) That is some serious speed! She used a Mistral speed board, a Simmer 5.0 SCR 2010 and a Sonntag GPS_5 220 widebase speedfin. The cannel in Luderitz, Namibia, was not ideal for windsurfing. The approach is very shallow and […]


Speedsurfing @ la franqui

by Maarten on October 19, 2010

Tweet Here is short video from the NP/JP team speedsurfing at La Franqui. Nice to see how Ben van der Steen and Jacques van der Hout have to conquer the chop before they get to the flat water.


Photo report Strand Horst – August 15

by Maarten on August 17, 2010

Tweet Sunday was a great windsurfing day in the Netherlands. The absence of wind started to annoy me a bit so I was really happy with this day. But the lack of wind in the passed weeks gave me some time to get my RS Slalom repaired without missing to much action. Anyway, Jeffrey (also […]


Speedsurfing at La Franqui

by Maarten on April 18, 2010

Tweet Here is Jan Wolters showing some nice speedsurfing at La Franqui. I really like that song. It’s called Cake – The Distance. Enjoy! Update: Erik loots did a nice interview with Jan. Check out his blog.


These 4 factors affect your speed

by Maarten on March 16, 2010

Tweet 4. Build Many windsurfers think that weight is a big factor in speed. Good physique does help. Because when you’re heavier you can more easily keep your windsurfing equipment under control. Height also plays a role. Your body functions as a lever while windsurfing. If you’re taller you have more leverage than shorter people. […]

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5 reasons to join the GPS Team Challenge

by Maarten on March 4, 2010

Tweet Have you ever thought about joining the GPS Team Challenge or starting GPS speedsurfing? Here are 5 reasons why I joined this challenge and hopefully you will also after reading these reasons. Learn more about my favorite sport windsurfing Windsurfing has always been my favorite sport and I am windsurfing since I was eleven. […]

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GPS Team Challenge

by Maarten on February 21, 2010

Tweet What is the GPS Team Challenge? A lot of windsurfers by now know that it’s possible to measure speed with a GPS and post your results individually on sites like This idea inspired some members on the Seabreeze forum to set up a similar competition, but then between teams. A lot of people […]


Who should be in de Speedsailing hall of fame?

by Maarten on January 27, 2010

Tweet The ISWC has a poll online in which you can vote who will enter the hall of fame. The winner will be announced on the 1st of March. The nominees are:


Tomorrow last Fun & Speed Meeting for 2009

by Maarten on October 2, 2009

Tweet The last Fun & Speed Meeting (FSM) of the year will take place at Strand Horst, the Netherlands. This windsurfing event is all about getting your windsurfing skill level up. But it’s also about having fun and help each other to improve. That GPS Speedsurfing is getting popular is shown by the more than […]


Tweet Karpathos is getting ready for the speed windsurfing world cup 2009. A lot of big names will be competing for world championship points and eventually the speed world title.


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