(machine translated in 2023) Cold and sore from my back
Forecast: North 4, with 7 to 8 degrees, cold but had to be doable.
After some chores at home I went to grevelingendam, there would be Hans and Arno and some others.

When I arrived it was quite busy in the bay, everyone seemed to be sailing in the bay.
After some chatting on the side, rigs go up. They sailed with 7.0 to 8.8. So I grabbed my 7.8.

iSonic 111 with Warp 7.8 and SL2 38cm
It was getting on and flying away. Gyben, rake towards restaurant, gybe, oops, now I can't make it to the roundabout, too wide gybed. And that's how it went all the time, so I had to go back and forth for a short time, and that didn't always go well. Also made some attempts to tack. Soon I got cold, felt stiff, not supple and my fingers became cold despite my mittens. And I just didn't get warm, usually I still can. Just warmed up on the side. Then back on the water, going out on the big water with Hansie, looking for gusts to get into plane, wind was clearly less, once in plane I usually planned through the wind holes. Just started to feel my back. Stopped because the wind seemed completely gone, everyone stopped too. After most had cleaned up, the sun finally came, better. I went back out on the water, this time with my Neoprene jacket on, over my trapeze. A lot warmer, but still cold fingers, I really don't get cold easily! I also started to feel my back more and more.

Not my day, and that doesn't happen often, had cold all afternoon. Wind not ideal, with Noord it is always on / off on the grevelingendam, it was not that extreme, but the wind was certainly not constant.
And on top of that, my back hurts. When I got out of the car at home I knew enough: it is stuck again, will be in pain for a few days, and maybe not surfing for a while. And that with my first Dutch Championship next weekend: BALEN!


Present: Arno (Mr. Q), Hans (Hansie), Hans (vichelli), Jeroen, Jurjen

15:00 2 hour Wind: N
Board: Starboard iSonic 111 - Deboichet SL2 38cm
Sail: North Warp F2011 7.8 - North Platinum(b) 460cm - AL360 E3 Carbon 210-270
  (machine translated in 2023) In the gusts brilliant, between the gusts the 38cm was clearly on the small side, difficult to plant, difficult to walk height. Board ran nice and loose, could walk super well in the gusts. Gyben, as I took the space went well, but the bay is actually just too narrow.