(machine translated in 2023) Little wind and foggy, but nice
All week it did not seem to blow over the weekend, on Friday some forecasts just gave wind force 4 to about 2 o'clock. In the morning I looked at it, yes it could blow 10 to 16 knots all afternoon, I don't quite believe it myself, but want to sail, so I went anyway.
On the way I picked up my father's Arrows Dragster 9.0 from Herma de Jong, my father can also sail again this summer.

Upon arrival I immediately saw Hans' car / trailer, that man is always there. Marcel just came down the water with a Loft Blade 9.5 and a 75cm wide Lorch Slalom. He just couldn't plan most of the time. Oh, maybe too little wind. But I have my GT85 and my R-Type 9.5 works much better in light weather. Hans was planing with 11.0 Formula on the water. I'm going to try anyway, we're here now anyway.

GT85 and R-Type 9.5 with Deboichet R13 65cm
I expected to have to float and pump a lot, but after getting on I was full in plane with 2x pumps and it planned all the time. After a few rakes, fog set in and visibility was very limited. My speed was clearly less than Hans with his Formula and 11.0. But I more than make up for that when gybing. When the wind increased slightly more downhaul and then the difference was already clearly smaller. Actually sailed around Hans all the time to try to improve my technique and pull e up to Hans. After a while stopped for a sandwich.

GT85 and R-Type 9.5 with C3 D2 65cm
During the break I changed Vin, the C3 D2 had not yet used 65cm, a good time to test. On the water, the wind only seemed to get stronger, so a little more downhaul. The C3 clearly seemed to give more lift, or was it because of the stronger wind? Could have easily grabbed a smaller fin. My speed compared to Hans was a lot better, but I thought Hans was just too big for the races we sailed.

Except for the fog a great day, planned all the time, and I really didn't expect that. Practiced a lot of gybes and they went very well with 9.5. A lot of planning, only the gybes near Hans did not go well enough, often not planning because you have to take the other surfer into account... More on practice.


Present: Hans (vichelli)

13:00 1.5 hour Wind: W 10/14 kts
Board: AHD GT 85 - Deboichet R13 S 65cm
Sail: North R-Type 9.5 - North Platinum(11) 490cm - AL360 E3 Carbon 210-270
  (machine translated in 2023) Set sailed wonderfully, gyben not very smooth, much planned. Speed was less than Hans' with his Formula and 11.0. With a little more downhaul, the difference was already smaller.
14:45 1.25 hour Wind: W 10/16 kts
Board: AHD GT 85 - C3 D2 65cm
Sail: North R-Type 9.5 - North Platinum(11) 490cm - AL360 E3 Carbon 210-270
  (machine translated in 2023) Set ran fast, loose, fin was perhaps too big itself, sometimes had to pedal a lot to keep board on the water, sail was also at max. Speed compared to Hans was almost the same, but guess that Hans was now too big.