08 August 2010
(machine translated in 2023) 3rd WWT
Leker day, more wind predicted than the first 2x. (It was the 4th WWT by the way, but for me the 3rd)
After another wonderful and hard hour of yoga, some priority rules and repetition of the flags.
Then quickly eat and rig. There was wind to plan.
Caught the GT85, briefly doubted whether the Daytona 8.3 should not be big enough, but still took the 9.5 just to be sure. Because the wind seemed quite strong, the R12 64cm was caught instead of the R13 65cm.
First start training. Went very well today with more wind. Very often within a few seconds in full plane over the line. 1x 1 second early, 1x 12 seconds early.
Then some gybe training, but unfortunately the wind was too soft to gyben. Jan was very dissatisfied with my technique and approaching the buoys, I still have to work hard. Hopefully next time more wind to practice it better.
We finished with 4 practice matches. An 8 job. Marco van der Leer was also there and with his Formula set and more experience he was clearly the best, he finished 4x 1st. I didn't think I did a bad job. 2nd, 4th, 3rd and 2nd. What was striking is that that was always the order in which we crossed the starting line.
All in all another very educational and tasty day. Wind was better. I notice that my starts are definitely going better because of a lot of practice.
|Wind: NW 6/15 kts
|AHD GT 85 - Deboichet R12 M 64cm
|North R-Type 9.5 - North Viper 75 490cm - Unifiber Freerace/Slalom 220-280
|(machine translated in 2023)
The R12 was sometimes on the small side, wind was less strong, so walking altitude was sometimes difficult. But in the gusts it was nice.