29 January 2021: Start of the 2021 season

Sunday 31 January 2021

Sailed together with Jeroen at Kabbelaarsbank. I sailed with the iSonic 101 and E-Type 6.6. Wind was mainly at the other side of the lake, so sailed on other side most of the time. A lot of seals seen just about every rakje there was a head above water somewhere. I have seen a lot of Seals today, almost every run I could see a head above water somewhere. Sailed until the sun was almost gone and the temperature dropped rapidly. It wasn't very long, wind certainly wasn't ideal, but it was nice to have been back on the water. Lots of sun, 10 degrees when I started. [Read...]

19 December 2020: Short winter slalom session

Sunday 20 December 2020

Southwest 16 to 24 knots wind predicted, unfortunately the wind turned out SSO. Sailed with the iSonic 117 with S-Type SL 7.3 and SL-X 41cm Getting away from the shore was a bit tricky, wind was directly on-shore, needed to get upwind to have space to get planing. Sail turned out to be a bit too big in the gusts. So increased the time to past max, that helped. In the channel, and especially in front of the cottage park, as often, the water was chaotic, waves from 2 sides, very difficult and heavy to sail through. Jibes usually went well, but not always planing. Sailed until I was pretty empty and it was about to start raining. It was, good, but it was heavy. [Read...]

21 November 2020: First cold surf day of this winter

Sunday 22 November 2020

Prediction: SW 18 to 28 knots, unfortunately it turned out to be SSW. Unfortunately, the wind turned out to be SSW. Good moment to try my new Fanatic Tri-Wave 89, with 5.3 Banzai. Near the beach no wind, further from the beach enough wind to get planing with some pumps. No waves for waveriding, but few small waves to chop-hop. Wind was minimal, bigger set would be better. First, I tried the 5.3. The FSW 102 planes very easy, almost everyone was using a bigger sail. Stayed far away from the beach because the wind there was clearly a lot better further out. Unfortunately the wind direction was too much south, so there was also less wind. In retrospect, the 6.0 would have been better, but still had a good session. Was first time the weather was really cold. [Read...]

Windsurfing foto TODO

Windsurfing foto TODO

14 November 2020: Gusty afternoon at Kabbelaarsbank

Sunday 15 November 2020

All weekend wind, all weekend S to even SSE. Not the best direction, Saturday 15 to 20 knots, Sunday 25 to 40 knots. Saturday dry and chance of sun, Sunday chance of a lot of rain. Even if it were less windy, it would be nicer. Sailed with the iSonic 117 with S-Type SL 7.3 and SL-X 41cm. It was bobbing and planning, wind quite gusty, maybe the 7.3 too small. A couple of pumps and I could get planing most of the times. Practiced a lot on tacking. Went really really well, 9 out of 10 attempts went well. Wind was SSE, so yes, gusty, but it was not cold, dry and often some sun. Lovely sailing. Impressed by the SL-X 41cm. [Read...]