02 November 2019: Strong winds with tricky waves

sunday 03 november 2019

The whole week SW predicted, but as lately always: Wind ended up being South. Started with FSW 102 with Ice 5.3 and Makani 26cm. Behind the dam no wind, on open water too much wind. Time for something smaller: FSW 84 with Ice 4.2 and K4 Rockets 18/12cm. In the beginning the 4.2 was small, but slowly the wind increased until the 4.2 was too large. Stamina is not back yet, and in these circumstances it is heavy sailing. Nice to have a lot of wind again, hopefully soon again a good ZW instead of Z. [Read...]

18 Oktober 2019: First Autumn storm

saterday 19 october 2019

All day 25 to 35 knots wind predicted. Sailed the JP FSW 84 with Ice 4.2 and K4 Rocket 18/12. Near shore little wind, further out more wind, but certainly not full powered. Sailed the 4.2 at minimum trim. Some nice jumps. Couple of times nice waveriding, but needed gusts for both. Sometimes wind briefly completely died, then I was happy when I could even waterstart. Wrong choice of sail, 4.7 was definitely better, think 5.3 might have worked as well. [Read...]

27 September 2019: Finally the wind turned to SW

sunday 06 october 2019

Today the wind would turn to SW and increase considerably. In the morning the wind was still south and not strong. Started with the iSonic 101 with E-Type 6.6 and SL-X 36cm. In The beginning little wind, but increased so much that the E-Type was too large. Also used the Busca 34cm. In the harder wind sailed with the FreeWave 102 with Duke 5.9 and FreeWave 29cm untill that was also really too big. Too tired to get rig a smaller sail: stopped. Unfortunately this day only came at the end of the week, but that didn't make it any less fun. SW, Sun and nice wind, delicious. [Read...]

26 September 2019: Extremely gusty

monday 30 september 2019

Wind again south, seems not to want to turn southwest. On the shore it seemed almost no wind, started with iSonic 117 with S-Type SL 8.3 and SL-P 46cm. That was in the gusts too big in the windholes too small. Tried the 44cm SL-P: slightly better. Wind increased, iSonic 101 with E-Type 6.6 and SL-X 36cm. That was good in the hardest gusts. Then the: iSonic 117 with S-Type SL 7.3 and SL-P 42cm, that was the best today, but still a lot of standing still. These kind of days are rare in Zeeland. Even with this wind direction it is usually a whole lot better. [Read...]

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