(machine translated in 2023) 4th WWT
In the run-up to the weekend, the forecast got better and better. On Saturday afternoon, the forecast was already 20 to 30 knots. Wow, that would be fat slalom training.

As usual started with Yoga. This time inside because it was just too cold outside.
Then quickly set up for Technical slalom training.
Immediately grabbed the Crossride 6.0 with S-Type 104 and C3 D2 36cm. Could be small, but wanted to take it easy, had just been home for a few days because of a twisted back. Wind would also increase.

Crossride 6.0 with S-Type 104 and C3 D2 36cm
It was getting on and flying away. foot straps in front were big, had just put new DaKines on them, borrowed a screwdriver and adjusted it.
After a short explanation of the course, the group was split into 3 small groups. For once I didn't have to go with the very experienced guys, where this time guys like Jordy Vonk, Nikaj Droop and Martijn van Citteren participated. Then quickly onto the water to tune everything.
After a few laps on the water and around the buoys, I headed for the start. More people were already waiting there. However, the start boat was not there yet, they were rescuing people on the water or putting buoys back. Strong offshore winds, always tricky. There are no races for lunch.

After the match, only the experienced people went back on the water and we all started.
Starts went quite well, usually within 2 to 3 seconds over the line, 1x really late, 1x well too early.
Gyben went very well, didn't fall, but did lack speed, but yes, what do you do with so many toppers on the water
All in all very instructive, but sail slowly became too big.

Trans-Am 5.4 with S-Type 104 and Drake Slalom Pro 30cm
Time to test my Trans-Am 5.4 again, didn't go well, maybe I wasn't fit, but the soul didn't get stable. Trapeze strings also seemed too long. After an attempt to start quickly decided to stop anyway. Didn't want to overload my back, and this really didn't feel like nice sailing. Better next time.

Video of a Heat this afternoon. I had just switched to my 5.4 and what no control and so did not start with it. I'll get through the picture at 1:12.


11:15 3 hour Wind: N/NE 20/32 kts
Board: Starboard S-Type 104 - C3 D2 36cm
Sail: North Crossride 6.0 - North Viper Wave 430cm - Neil Pryde X9 180-230
  (machine translated in 2023) Set ran well, Slats better trimmed, which made the Crossride feel more stable. The C3 D2 36cm was really super brilliant, no spinouts, a lot of control and what a speed in such chop. I myself was clearly the delaying factor in this set. Gyben didn't go great. Definitely need more practice in this kind of chop at these types of speeds.
15:15 0.5 hour Wind: N/NE 24/35 kts
Board: Starboard S-Type 104 - Drake Slalom Pro 30cm
Sail: North Trans-Am 5.4 - North Viper Wave 430cm - Chinook Pro 1 Alloy 165-227
  (machine translated in 2023) Didn't run well, trapeze strings were too short, downhaul maybe too little. Sail didn't feel stable. 30cm Drake sometimes had spinouts when sailing away. Just stopped.