(machine translated in 2023) Slalom Day, first time RAM F9
Winds were forecast at 25 to 35 knots. Seemed like a lot to me, and I had estimated that well.
First we drove along the beach to see what it was like there and to shake hands with a number of acquaintances. There everyone was bobbing and Jurjen was rigging a 7.3. When Jurjen went on the water, he had to float a lot before he could plan properly. Along the side was just less wind. I didn't feel like slalom at sea, so I went on to Kabbelaarsbank.

Hesitated for a moment between 7.3 and 8.4. Both should be possible, but had the feeling that the wind could increase. So I chose the 7.3 anyway.

iSonic 111 with RAM F9 7.3
Was the first time I rigged the 7.3, so it always takes a little longer, finding the right trim, putting slats on the right tension, boom length is always a bit of a search. I found that the sail had little loose-leech, even on max trim.
In terms of fin chosen for the SL2 42cm, fine as a light weather fin for a 7.3.
On the watet it was soon noticed that the sail turned badly. Profile was very deep, I didn't expect that from the F9. Maybe the VTS dots aren't quite right. The sail felt nice, enough power to plan early.
I had problems with the lower body all the time, was always against my back foot band, not really nice. Even putting the mast foot further back didn't help. Wind did increase more and more, extra trimming, and time for a smaller fin. Not that the 42cm got too big, but hoped it would help against the sail against foot strap problem. So the 42cm SL2 swapped for its 38cm brother.
With the 38cm it was just a bit quieter, speed also seemed a bit higher. But didn't have my GPS with me to measure that. The sail against foot strap problem seemed a little less, but was still there. Wind increased so much that I only put a little more trim on the sail, as far as I had thought normal max trim was, 5cm past MAX. That made the Cambers' flipping completely right (maybe a little too much slats of tension on the cambers.)
Made a lot of race gybe-jes throughout the afternoon. At first they didn't plan through, but after a few times they went surprisingly well. Towards the end, I got a little more tired and didn't plan through them all anymore. Been sparring with BEL-116 for a few more games.

All in all nice sailing, nice sail, nice weather.


13:00 0.75 hour Wind: SW 15/21 kts
Board: Starboard iSonic 111 - Deboichet SL2 42cm
Sail: North RAM F9 7.3 - North Platinum(09) 460cm - AL360 E3 Carbon 210-270
13:45 1.5 hour Wind: SW 18/25 kts
Board: Starboard iSonic 111 - Deboichet SL2 38cm
Sail: North RAM F9 7.3 - North Platinum(09) 460cm - AL360 E3 Carbon 210-270
  (machine translated in 2023) Control and speed were much better with the 38cm than with the 42cm, so I started flying. Gyben went well, much planned. Nice set, balance felt good, downhaul still trimmed past Max, then the loose leech came in better, maybe the soul just had to stretch, was only rigged and wet for the first time.