(machine translated in 2023) Good start to 2011
After a very cold decemebr month finally warm enough to surf again. Sailed for the first time in 2 years in January.
10 to 12 degrees predicts, at home all the snow had just disappeared. But the wind forecast was actually a little too harsh. 32 to 40 knots. A little too much of a good thing, but you still want to sail. I drove away thinking I would need my 3.7.
Decided to go to Kabbelaarsbank. With Z a ZW you can stand almost anywhere, and you can change clothes in a heated dressing room, which is great in winter.

I was there a little after 11 o'clock. Quickly to the dressing room to get warm, inside to change.
Just measured wind, seemed to be disappointing. 20 to 28 knots. But yes there was a lot of wind predicted, so only 4.2 rigged.

Voodoo 4.2 with PowerWave 253
In the beginning there was little wind. Walking with difficulty to get out of the bay. Things did get better on the open water. A little less trim there on the sail, mast foot forward and then it went. After half an hour it became even less. Eventually even had to walk a bit to get to the side. The 4.2 not rigged, maybe the wind will come back.

Ice 5.3 with JP 84
After some hesitation between 5.9 and my 5.3 I took the 5.3. There was really a lot of wind predicted, but the 5.3 was set to minimum trim and my Mistral 25cm under it. Went very well in the beginning, but wind kept increasing, luckily I have North Power XTs. Could easily adjust my trim all the time. But there is a limit, in the end the sail was really impossible to keep. So off to the side to get my 4.2 again.

Voodoo 4.2 with PowerWave 253
Fortunately, I hadn't rigged my 4.2, just changed the set and immediately got back on the water. Was immediately perfect, control and tranquility. Unfortunately, there were few waves, so there was not much jumping. Wind was still increasing, so the trim of the 4.2 also had to be tighter. I was also starting to get tired, because of dangers until my 4.2 was no longer sustainable.

All in all, nice sails, wonderful to have been on the water again. Season 2011 has begun.


11:45 0.75 hour Wind: S/SW 20/30 kts
Board: AHD Power Wave 253 - Select Wave Warrior 24cm
Sail: North Voodoo 4.2 - North Gold(a) 400cm - Chinook Pro 1 Alloy 150-212
  (machine translated in 2023) In the beginning too little wind, but with the Voodoo 4.2 on minimum trim it just went, 24cm worked well. Until the wind really subsided and I could walk back.
12:45 0.5 hour Wind: S/SW 18/30 kts
Board: JP Freestyle Wave 84 II - Mistral Freestyle 25cm
Sail: North Ice 5.3 - North Gold 430cm - Chinook Pro 1 Alloy 165-227
  (machine translated in 2023) Rigged with minimum trim, with the 25cm Mistral. In the beginning it was just planing, but wind came back and I was so happy with my North Power XTs. After each rake the sail could tighten again, up to max trim. Set sailed nicely, smaller fin would certainly have been better.
13:15 0.75 hour Wind: S/SW 26/40 kts
Board: AHD Power Wave 253 - Select Wave Warrior 24cm
Sail: North Voodoo 4.2 - North Gold(a) 400cm - Chinook Pro 1 Alloy 150-212
  (machine translated in 2023) Control Control Control. Went well, again the Power XT was the big friend. Start with the minimum trim with which I had placed the set on the side. But sail had to tighten quickly, even the boom a little longer. Because of dangers until the 4.2 was really too big.