(machine translated in 2023) Regiocup South
Finally another Regional Cup. A lot of wind, but with 13 to 14 degrees cold.
The regional cup had moved a little bit. Instead of the usual spot, scottish parking lot was chosen from the North wind to start on the other side of the water ski slope, from the boat ramp. Here the wind is also a lot better on the side because there are almost no trees left in this wind direction.

Immediately started rigging. iSonic 111 with Daytona 7.3. Seemed best to me.
As a backup for disappointing winds: GT85 with Daytona 8.3
When I had rigged the 8.3, Martijn was the first to go on the water with his 6.6. Martijn immediately planned away.
Okay, Martijn is heavier and lazier with planting, so a lot of wind.
To be on the safe side, the S-Type 104 with Crossride 6.0 has also been prepared.
Put on the suit and go to the skippers meeting.

After the skippers meeting, quickly onto the water. Had never sailed with my iSonic 111 before, so had to make some quick adjustments, foot straps for example. Foot straps were far too big and too wide for them. Fortunately, I was at the start on time.

1st heat
No idea why they missed me in the first heat.

7th heat
Very good heat, I think I crossed the finish line almost right with Jan Beekman. Jan sailed towards the boat, but since he sailed on the wind I could never pass close to it, chosen to sail well to the pin end, was slightly more spacious, slightly shorter and less bothered by Jan's wind. So I was a few meters faster than Jan, unfortunately they had been sleeping on the boat and forgot to write me down.

10th heat
First a general false, then a good start. Came back badly in my back foot band, but still pretty good. At the first buoy very busy, solid flurry, I want very spacious, there is someone starting water, I aim for his location, expecting that he would be gone. Nope, it's still there. Swerve and get in, start water quickly. I'm just coming for Hans in plane. Hans stays behind me again. At the 2nd buoy I fall out of plane. Hans crosses inside at the buoy, but hits the buoy and goes in. 3rd buoy planeing, towards the finish with 2 men right in front of me. Unfortunately, they are unable to catch up. Despite the fall, still6th.

I don't really remember other heats. Waited too long to update this log.

In total there were 10 heats sailed, delicious, cool, and exhausting.
It was a really great match day. High level, good wind, many participants and good organization.

It says on a video online today onVimeo

Schotsman Botenhelling

Present: Hans (Hansie), Jan Willem (Dutchflag), Jeroen (DonLimas), Martijn (Volvosurfer)

11:30 5 hour Wind: N
Board: Starboard iSonic 111 - Select SL7 39cm
Sail: North Daytona 7.3 - North Viper 75 460cm - Neil Pryde X9 180-230
  (machine translated in 2023) First time with the iSonic 111, and then right back in a match. I seem to make a habit of that. Not really smart.
Have to say it wasn't disappointing. Getting in and out alone in the rear foot straps was often difficult or not at all. I need to work on that. Maybe other foot straps, I had with my iSonic 115 in the beginning too.
Balance in the set felt pretty good although the board didn't really run very loose.