02 April 2011
(machine translated in 2023) Lovely summer day
Frank wanted to go surfing again in Zeeland and practice a little slalom. I thought the WWT training started too early, so I agreed with Frank to just sail freely. Wind was S/SE, so we went to the Punt, Frank had picked me up, so nice, ride together. We had only not taken into account the crowds on the road, first weekend that the campsites in Zeeland were open, first day good weather, so many caravans and days people on the road. So had a few small traffic jams.
On the tip it was busy, had to look for a bit of a good spot. After chatting briefly with some people decided to set up the RAM 8.4s, for Frank his first time (he has an F8), for me the 2nd time.
I took my GT85, Frank's Tabou Manta 80cm, it had never been on a board wider than 65cm.
Together with Frank we sailed together all afternoon, looking for a few buoys to gyben, but especially long rakes so that Frank could get used to his things. Frank's speed slowly increased. In the beginning I was faster on all races, by the end of the day Frank was just as fast in wide races maybe even a little faster, but on the wind, especially because of the GT85 I was even faster anymore.
Also together with SurfingTwin made a very long rak from Hompelvoet to Port-Zelande, he has always been faster, but could still keep up with him very well, he was also a bit faster in wide races, but on the wind or when the wind dropped slightly I walked in again.
It was a really nice day, warm, on the side a winter suit was just too warm, even on the water if you didn't fall the suit was very warm. Only the water is still quite cold!
De PuntPresent: Frank, Hans (Hansie), Jurjen
|Wind: S/SE 12/20 kts
|AHD GT 85 - Deboichet R10 M+ 56cm
|North RAM F9 8.4 - North Platinum(11) 490cm - AL360 E3 Carbon 210-270