26 November 2011
(machine translated in 2023) Disappointing wind, to a nice slalom day
Increasing winds were predicted, up to wind force 7. SW, so to the Punt.
Jurjen picked up in Ellemeet, then to the Punt, where the wind was disappointing.
Wind was only just starting to increase, first surfers were on the water with 8.0 and 7.3. Marius and Menno (Flappie) were rigging 6.7. When Flappie went out on the water and soon in plane was with 6.7 also my Warp 7.0 rigged up again.
iSonic 111 Warp 7.0 Venom 38cm
Had caught the AL360 boom, actually just a few cm too long, but had expected to have to rig up a smaller sail if the wind increased. Set ran nicely, the Venom clearly works well when I'm well powered, better than yesterday when the win was just a little less.
The last half hour the wind increased considerably, another gybs practiced. Went a lot better. With the iSonic 111 and Warp 7.0, I always had problems with full-powered gyben. Maybe the Venom trusts me enough and gives the board enough rest so that I put my gybs in properly. Wind became so strong that I made another attempt for a new PR (personal best) on the NauticalMile (1.85 km), so I walked high towards the dam at the harbor and then all the way to Hompelvoet to gyben behind the dam. The first part went very well, but in the fairway the chop was so high that the speed really decreased. Probably not fast enough because the previous PR was set on pretty flat water. Then immediately went to the side and stopped. Tired enough.
Was a nice day of slalom. Today I wore my good winter suit and winter shoes, this time no cold feet.
During the rigging, I was chatting with several people, so it was already completely dark when I took off my suit.
Read my GPS at home: Yes, PR on the NauticalMile: 51.67 km/h on average, so that last rak was fast enough.
Marius (and later Jurjen) have taken some more photos, which I hope to get soon.
De PuntPresent: Jurjen
|Starboard iSonic 111 - C3 Venom v2 38cm
|North Warp F2009 7.0 - North Platinum(09) 460cm - AL360 E3 Carbon 210-270
|(machine translated in 2023)
Set ran nicely, wind a little faster than yesterday, so the Venom 38 worked well, at the end of the day I might have been able to sail with the 36cm. Gyben went pretty well, a few times wrong, but most gybes were good. Speed wasn't the best of the water, but it went well.