(machine translated in 2023) Bad start, good finish: new PR at Nautical Mile
It was agreed to go to the Grevelingendam, WNW is perfect on the grevelingendam. But when I was on my way I spoke to Martijn and told me that they were going to the Brouwersdam because there was too little wind on the grevelingendam.

Brouwersdam Noord: Blokkenpier
Wind was with WNW right on landing on the Northern part of the Brouwersdam. Upon arrival everyone was chatting on the beach, there were already a few sets rigged up and Martijn was the only one in a surf suit. Martijn had already floated a bit, planing had hardly been there. After a bit of chatting, Jeroen (DonLimas), John and Tini put on their suits and I, Jeroen and Ronald went to set up. I finished pretty quickly, suit up, Freestylewave 84 with Ice 5.9, the guys on the water planed with difficulty or not. After rigging, the walking could start: First to the beginning of the block dam, then to the first beach bar, due to the wind direction you had to walk far to be able to sail around the block dam.
Once I walked far enough I could just get into plane, couldn't walk enough height to sail past the block dam, so float a bit of height, then plan again towards the Kouse. Then sailed a few raks and forth, could just plan, there was some swell, but no steep waves to jump or ride on. Actually, the wind was better for my 7.3. But then I had to go rigging, walk that whole way back and forth again, and then sail with Slalom at sea? Why. Didn't feel like it, was already getting sluggish.. Don't, go do my own thing. Get out of here and slalom on inland waters. Went to the side, walked and was beaten as quickly as possible, Martijn fortunately helped. With suit still on the car. First check the point, but guess that it will be driving to the Grevelingendam.

The Point: Slalom
When I got to the Punt it was quite busy there, wind perpendicular to the dam and saw a few well-known slalomers, okay, it will be the Punt.
After briefly talking and watching on the side immediately iSonic 111 with 7.3 rigged. Wind was at right angles to the dam, so we could sail in the flat water behind the dam. At strong gusts you can then go a little more towards the dam, there is less wind.

Started with the Venom 40cm under 111, that ran nicely, but fin could be smaller, nice moment to test my MFC SL 38cm.
The SL 38cm clearly felt a lot smaller than the Venom 40cm, itself small. At little speed, I couldn't even put a lot of pressure.

When I was on the side for a sip of drink, I immediately grabbed the 101 with the same fin. Before sailing away boom put slightly down (board is narrower), that really went a lot better. Vin fits well with this board, control and rest, only the occasional spinout.

So in the end I sailed wonderfully and my day still came well, with a new PR on the nautical mile:49.7went home satisfied again.


Present: Jeroen, Jeroen (DonLimas), Martijn (Volvosurfer), Ronald (RonVo)

12:30 0.5 hour Wind: W/NW 12/18 kts
Board: JP Freestyle Wave 84 II - Mistral Freestyle 23cm
Sail: North Duke 5.9 - North Gold 430cm - Chinook Pro 1 Alloy 150-212
  (machine translated in 2023) Wind was a bit little, could plan, but water only had swell, not steep enough to ride waves or jump.

De Punt

14:00 0.75 hour Wind: W/NW 12/22 kts
Board: Starboard iSonic 111 - C3 Venom v2 40cm
Sail: North RAM F9 7.3 - North Platinum(09) 460cm - AL360 E3 Carbon 210-270
  (machine translated in 2023) Set ran well again. Venom 40cm is really great. Only strong winds when the wind was really strong did the fin feel big. Furthermore, a nice combination.
14:45 0.5 hour Wind: W/NW 17/26 kts
Board: Starboard iSonic 111 - MFC SL 38cm
Sail: North RAM F9 7.3 - North Platinum(09) 460cm - AL360 E3 Carbon 210-270
  (machine translated in 2023) Height walking was clearly less than with the Venom 40cm, but this fin has less surface area. Once up to speed with not too much pressure on my back foot or on a wide course it was very nice.
15:30 1 hour Wind: W/NW 18/26 kts
Board: Starboard iSonic 101 - MFC SL 38cm
Sail: North RAM F9 7.3 - North Platinum(09) 460cm - AL360 E3 Carbon 210-270