Freestyle winter training
The motivation for some full power freestyle sailing was at a high this winter in Tenerife. Lots of wind was on offer but not too many waves making El Medano the perfect place for freestyle action.
Here is Dieters video recap in his own words and his 2021 winter training clip.
2021 provided a lot of days with wind in Tenerife but not too many with waves. With more guys around on the freestyle gear, the motivation to polish the freestyle skills kicked back in and got us on the water on the flatter days. Just when I started to improve again in February a shoulder injury held me off the water for 6 weeks leaving me only 2 weeks to prepare for the first European event in Austria. Together with Max Robinson from Canada the motivation to do freestyle was on an all time high and most of the footage comes from the week leading up to the first EFPT event if 2021. My first event for the last 1,5 years!
Level wise I felt good coming into the Austrian event but sadly the event was over before it even started due to a crash in the warm up for the Tow in Final.
After another 4 weeks off the water, it feels good to be back in and I’m hoping to be fully fit for summer for when we hopefully get some more events going again
More Severne news
The 2022 freestyle season has officially started. The Freestyle Pro Tour (FTP) just finalised its first event at Lake Neuseedl in Austria, and the Severne team occupied podium positions in both the women’s and men’s fleets.
After the return of Defi Wind Superstars in 2021, the full scale Defi Wind we all know is back, and will happen from May 26 to May 29. The Severne crew and the majority of the Severne team will be present throughout the whole event.
Severne reaches yet another milestone by introducing the new “Hydro” foil racing board into its fleet. With the introduction of the Hydro, new team riders like Mateus Isaac and Luuc Vanopzeeland will be pushing this board to its maximum on the racecourse around the world.
Severne Team Rider and International coach Simon Bornhoft continues his Windwise series on how best to develop your windsurfing skills. In this part, Simon goes deeper into how to prepare for your next wave session, even though you might not have access to waves.
Five episodes of “Flight School” videos with Severne rider Sebastian Kördel are now online. These first episodes cover anything from your first steps to nailing those foiling gybes.
Ireland has been on Dieter Van der Eyken’s list of places to visit for years. This winter, he was able to make a visit with his van to explore new beaches and breaks with his van. Here is his video story.
Severne Team Rider and International coach Simon Bornhoft has helped thousands of recreational sailors to get into or improve their wave sailing skills on his Windwise courses. So if you’re on the cusp of venturing into any wave environment here are some skills that can be learnt on flat water and transferred into the rough stuff. Follow these wise words to increase your enjoyment and success rate in 2022!
Lanzarote Foil Challenge 2022 – Mateus Isaac wins iQFOiL division, Amado Vrieswijk finishes second overall
The 2022 edition of the Lanzarote Foil Challenge was a true challenge. With winds gusting up to 30 knots on certain locations, the this years’ fleet weathered a large spectrum of conditions to complete the nearly 200km long journey. For the Severne team it was yet another successful journey with Mateus Isaac winning the iQFOiL fleet, as well as, finishing third overall. Amado Vrieswijk finished second overall.
Severne rider Sebastian Kördel is launching “Flight School”; a series of videos aimed at guiding beginners and experienced foilers alike. Whether you’re a beginner or fine tuning your foil gybes, this will be the right series for you. The first episode covers your first steps into the water, as well as, your first flight.