(machine translated in 2023) Unexpectedly nice afternoon
Forecast looked good in terms of wind, 18 to 22 knots, but cloudy and only 6 degrees.
After moving the last things that left the house decided to go to Zeeland, see if it is not too cold.
Halfway through the sky turned blue again and again the rippling bank was sun-drenched and with 9 to 10 degrees certainly not cold. First in the new changing room of the surf center nice and warm changed.

The boys of the WWT were chatting for a while, but they were so unfavourable to the wind that I drove to the harbor and rigged and into the water. Choice was easy: Warp 7.0 on the iSonic 101

iSonic 101 with Warp 7.0 and C3 Venom 36cm
Nice combination, rest, control and that gives confidence. Some trouble from a floating front foot. Boom slightly down, mast foot slightly forward and it was already better. With the Venom it is difficult to walk high, especially when the wind decreased slightly. So stopped in time to change set for a size larger.

iSonic 111 with Warp 7.8 and Deboichet SL2 42cm
The 7.8 rigged for the first time with a Xtender 40cm. Noticed again how much downhaul there is to be on this sail. Doubted which fin to grab: SL2: 38 or 42cm? Still went for the 42cm because there was so little wind. 1 rak to the surf center, boom too high, trapeze towutjes too far forward, quick adjustment. On the rak back it was already better, but got a big flag. Wind increased rapidly, dark cloud over the water. Tried a few more raks, but became increasingly difficult to sail with the 7.8. On the last rak back to the shore, not far enough around the mussel bank... Damage to my SL2 42cm, a shame!

iSonic 101 with Warp 7.0 and C3 Venom 36cm
Quickly grabbed my iSonic 101 with 7.0 that were still on the shore and immediately got back on the water. With the 7.0 it was immediately full, delicious. After a few rakejs the wind subsided slightly and it was wonderful to sail. It was clearly calmer on the water now, especially when the RS:X and Techno guys went down the water there was only about 10 to 20 more men and most of them were closer to the shore. I had plenty of room to practice a nice gybes. Water was very flat, so it wasn't too difficult either. Lots of short rakes from the harbour to the front mussel bank and then back again. Of all gybes, 90% full by planed, and only 1x cases. Very good to practice again. Stopped when I felt that my back and arms must be getting bad.

Tired but very satisfied I finished my things, showered and changed clothes in the changing room.

Another unexpectedly nice afternoon of surfing, the sun made up for a lot. With north wind, the Kabbelaarsbank is nice and flat and that makes gyben a lot easier.

On Sunday I came across pictures of myself on facebook. Hans Scholtens had taken some very nice pictures of this day. He was practicing trekking photos: Next time he can practice again: Beautiful photos!


Present: Hans (vichelli)

15:00 1 hour Wind: N
Board: Starboard iSonic 101 - C3 Venom v2 36cm
Sail: North Warp F2009 7.0 - North Platinum(09) 460cm - Neil Pryde X9 180-230
  (machine translated in 2023) Nice combination, 36cm fin is too small in little wind, the Venom runs so-it-so bad height, and if the wind is minimal it is completely disappointing. But what a rest, I quickly found a good trim. Wind slowly decreased and could not easily get into plane and could no longer walk height, time for something bigger.
16:15 0.25 hour Wind: N
Board: Starboard iSonic 111 - Deboichet SL2 42cm
Sail: North Warp F2011 7.8 - North Platinum(b) 460cm - AL360 E3 Carbon 210-270
  (machine translated in 2023) After 2 rakes the wind increased, a dark cloud came and it only became more wind. Quickly to the side to grab my 7.0 again. At the side just not spacious enough to the mussel bank for the parking lot at the harbor.. damage to my Deboichet SL2, a shame!
16:30 1 hour Wind: N
Board: Starboard iSonic 101 - C3 Venom v2 36cm
Sail: North Warp F2009 7.0 - North Platinum(09) 460cm - Neil Pryde X9 180-230
  (machine translated in 2023) With more wind, the set was brilliant. Runs calmly, fast and no spinouts and really gives the feeling of control. Some trouble with a floating front foot. Practiced a lot of gybes, in the flat water of Kabbelaarsbank (North wind) it was very easy to gyben through planed.