08 October 2011
(machine translated in 2023) Cold afternoon, 8.4 broken!
In the morning some other things to do, was also tired from Thursday, so quietly did some other chores and only then went to Zeeland. Wind was predicted north, so engie possibility is then Grevelingendam, even if it is always an on-off wind.
And sure enough when you arrived, everyone was grumbling that the wind was always on or off, just adjusting yourself and enjoying the moments when you are standing with the right stuff.
GT85 with RAM 8.4
Little wind, so biggest slalom set packed. Between the showers it was good, could easily plan even if others were already falling silent, but in the showers the wind was so strong that I could not keep my set on the water. During the showers, the 8.0-8.5 sails went off the water and the 6.0 came out onto the water. After a shower, the wind fell away again and it was changed again.
GT85 with Warp 8.0
To trim something before the game tomorrow, I rigged up the Warp 8.0 and went out on the water. Normally I wouldn't grab my Warps for a competition right now because my gybes are a lot worse with my Warps than with my RAMs. On the water I soon noticed that the board stuck more than with the RAM 8.4. The Warp clearly gives more downforce. Mast foot even further back and then the set ran faster again. What was striking is with how little wind the Warp still planned and how light the sail felt. There is still a bit of hope for tomorrow's game, when the wind is soft.
Stopped around 17:00, still has energy left for the race tomorrow, and a sail number still had to be pasted.
Bales of the 8.4, but it's no different.
|AHD GT 85 - Drake R13 Race 60cm
|North RAM F9 8.4 - North Platinum(11) 490cm - AL360 E3 Carbon 210-270
|(machine translated in 2023) Set ran well outside the showers, enough sail and board to plan while many others fell silent. Unfortunately, it was so hard in the showers that I just had to go to the side so as not to be blown out of the water. Unfortunately, at one of those stops it turned out that there was a crack in the front of my beloved RAM F9. Quick rigging.
|AHD GT 85 - Deboichet R10 M+ 56cm
|North Warp F2009 8.0 - North Platinum(11) 490cm - AL360 E3 Carbon 210-270
|(machine translated in 2023) First time with the Warp 8.0 on the GT85. Sail felt surprisingly light in my hands. Even if I didn't feel power, I could still plan. Sail didn't feel too small for the GT85.