11 September 2011
(machine translated in 2023) Little light weather slalom training
Agreed with Marco and Orion to train some slalom. Chosen for the Scotsman, chances were that it would be flaggier there, but yes, during a match you don't always have to choose so actually a good training.
I was hoping to test my Warp 8.0. But unfortunately the wind was disappointing and it became 8.4 again.
In the beginning a lot of raks together with Marco and a Belgian to 2 buoys. Super training, I was happy to see that the difference between Marco with a Gun Sails 8.7 and I with RAM 8.4 and GT85 was negligible, often just as fast, and sometimes by sitting with a flag he was faster, but just as often I was faster. Marco competes pretty well in the Gold Fleet, so I won't just finish last in the Goldfleet.
Marco is a nice buddy to train, he is fast, gybed very good, a lot of experience and, like me, often stays on the water for a long time.
Orion came a bit late and could only plan 1x. He had just bought a Hurricane 56cm, so perfect weather to test it, but wind was too soft. After 16:30 it started to open and the wind picked up again. Just grabbed a few more flurries for half an hour, sometimes quite tasty.
It was probably the wrong choice to go to the Scotsman, but I was able to train quite well
Tomorrow again, more wind tomorrow, hopefully Slalom training with 5.4 or 6.3.
Schotsman SurfspotPresent: Marco, Orion (osluis)
|AHD GT 85 - Deboichet R10 M+ 56cm
|North RAM F9 8.4 - North Platinum(11) 490cm - AL360 E3 Carbon 210-270
|(machine translated in 2023)
Sometimes good, but actually the 60cm would have been better with so weining wind.