(machine translated in 2023) Sunny day at sea, first time sandbank
On the way the sun was shining all the time and also on the dam it was very beautiful, blue sky and nice breeze.
It was full of acquaintances again, most were already on the water only Laura was reading in the car. Just chatting, what have they rigged up. Jurjen 6.3, Menno 5.3. Okay, I'd expect smaller. Just walked to the water, lots of 4.7 and 5.3. I'm thinking of rigging 4.7. Grab all my stuff from the cart and want to start rigging, Niels and Ronald are just coming off the water: 4.7? Too small! Okay, then just 5.3.
Quick rigging and finally on the water.

JP FSW 84 with Ice 5.3
Perfect, get on and sail away, nice pressure in the sail. In the gusts I could easily do with 4.7, but the 5.3 was not too big. Between the gusts, 5.3 was perfect to plan on. But what a tame intention it was, board walked slowly, quietly and it seemed like flat water. After yesterday's extreme conditions, this really seems super tame. Lovely cruising. After a break, Jurjen and Menno were also on the side, they had been sitting on the sandbank all the time. I've never been to the sandbar. I think it's too far, if you get into trouble you're too far from the side. But the weather is very inviting and stable, so after the break with Jurjen, Menno and Benny to the sandbank. What an end. You get off, water up to your knees and after a bit further it is really dry. It is very beautiful today. Imagine, you are standing on a sandbank, not big, just not underwater. Nearest country is 2 km away. Water everywhere, only sound is the wind and the sea. Clear blue sky, beautiful sparkle on the water. I really enjoyed myself for a while.
Then some sailing on the waves / swell behind the sandbank, with 1.5 to 2 meter high waves this was quite high and a new experience. Unfortunately, it wasn't really pretty for golfing, the attempts I made didn't go great either. The Freestyle wave is just too flat for good wave riding. When the wind picked up a bit, I stopped to look at the other and enjoy this beautiful place. When Benny was starting the water, a grey/brown head appeared in the waves: Seal.
Benny also stopped, thought the wind was too little and we had to go a long way back. Walked through the shallows together... And when it seemed well deep carefully stepped up and carefully sailed away, a piece of sandbank can always come across in the shallows. After a very long rak back stopped for a drink. Nice experience richer.
Then some more dangers closer to shore. Stopped a bit in time, tomorrow Scotsman Cup, so have energy left over.

It was a really wonderful day, sun all day, a good wind all day. Nothing to rig, sailed all day with 1 set. Especially the sandbar with this weather was an experience. The waves on the other side weren't very engaging. But if it's this kind of weather again, I'm really going to do Yoga there, its beautiful place just asks for it.


Present: Jurjen, Marius (SurfinTwin), Menno (flappie), Ronald (RonVo)

12:30 4 hour Wind: SW
Board: JP Freestyle Wave 84 Pro - Select Wave Warrior 24cm
Sail: North Ice 5.3 - North Gold 430cm - Chinook Pro 1 Alloy 165-227
  (machine translated in 2023) Super tasty, set ran nicely, early planing and control in the harder gusts. In the waves behind the sandbank I noticed that riding golf on real waves with his fast-tail freestyle wave is not really great. He just doesn't want to go into the corner.