Schelpenhoek

(AKA Schelpenhoek) Tholen, Netherlands

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Gybe training with shallow water

Schelpenhoek, Tholen
Windsurfing: Bump n Jump
9:00 am - 11:15 am Saturday. May 11. 2013
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Wind Direction: SW Wind Strength: underpowered   using 5.6 - 6.0m sail. Swell Direction: SW Swell Size: teeny Tide: Mid - Falling.

Rainy day, 8-10°C, average wind 11-19knots, gusts 15-24knots. Twinzer 103L, Severne S1 5.9m², Mystic Razor 6/5/3. Water was 14°C, so no boots. Although I have terribly cut my right foot at the end of the session.

Last sessions I wasn't impressed with my gybing skills, since only on full speed they worked well. So I thought to do some practicing this morning when most wind was predicted. At Schelpenhoek the water in the bay is shallow, and short laps are the only option with ZW wind for getting out. Wind varied from bobbing to planing.

When the wind was good I had some nice jumping and gybing. Still have to get used to trimming the S1.

First gybes while bobbing resulted in falling in. Finally all went well and started to work on automatic pilot again. Probably need to do this more often.

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