Wind was disappointing
After the rain, wind would turn and pick up. WNW 20 knots was predicted. Perfect for the Grevelingendam.
On arrival everything was still soaking wet, puddles everywhere. Wind was completely gone, everyone stood still on the water.
First pu on my wetsuit and wait for wind. Already while putting on my suit the wind came back. Soon white caps could be seen on the water again.

iSonic 101 with E-Type 6.6 and SL-X 36cm
With the prediction of 20 knots, 6.6 seemed like a good size to start with.
Floating in the bay, once outside 2 pumps and planing. On open water the wind was clearly better than in the bay. In the beginning I could easily get planing with a few pumps. Wind turned from NW to WNW and also decreased slightly. Gusts became less, more bobbing, time for something bigger.

iSonic 117 with S-type 7.3 and SL-X 43cm
20 knots predicted, do you then go for the 8.3 or the 7.3? You don't want to be sailing with the 8.3 when 20 knots return. So rigged the 7.3.
Already pumping and planing in the bay. Immediately felt better. Unfortunately, it was short-lived. After a few runs it was again waiting for gusts to get be able to get planing.

There would be a heavy shower at the beginning of the evening. Horizon was already getting dark: time to stop.

Always rigged just too small, always expected that the wind would come. The wind did not come so always sailed just too small.
Nice to meet 2 former colleagues.


15:45 1.5 hour Wind: NW
Board: Starboard iSonic 101 - Sonntag SL-X 36cm
Sail: North E-Type 6.6 - North Platinum(13) 460 - AL360 E3 Carbon 180-230
  Minimum trim in the sail, mast base 1cm forward. With a gust and a bit of pumping I could often plane, although it was often on my toes. Could sail well cross wind. With a little more wind I could also get upwind. Too little wind for planing gybes. I did make a few small jumps.
17:45 0.5 hour Wind: W/NW
Board: Starboard iSonic 117 - Sonntag SL-X 43cm
Sail: North S-Type SL 7.3 - North Platinum(11) 460 - AL360 E3 Carbon 200-260
  While planing, the set worked well. With a gust of wind I was able to pump the 117 on to a plane. Unfortunately, the 7.3 was too small. Especially since the wind was rapidly decreasing.