• Max. 2 sec.
  • 30.76knots
Average speed
28.67  ( 29.68 29.62 28.41 28.18 27.49 )
  • 100 m run
  • 30.09knots
  • 250 m run
  • 29.42knots
  • 500 m run
  • 28.91knots
  • Nautical mile
  • 19.64knots
  • 1 hour avg speed
  • 15.9knots
  • Alpha racing
  • 15.51knots
  • Distance
  • 41km
  • Duration
  • 03:40:00
  • Windspeed
  • 15 - 18knots
  • Wind direction
  • SW ( 270)

With 8 Belgians on the spot waiting for wind. Even with half of the predicted wind, we would be happy...

Pat D and Paul were the first ones on the water and could go for 30 minutes in probably the best conditions. Then I came on the water with my F85 + 6.3 and could plane 1 x upwind. Then all the wind disappeared suddenly (ard 13u30-14u00). Not even 1 downwind run... Luckily it was quite warm today (compared to my last session) and I took some time to throw the PVC pole (attached to a rope) which is floating IN the speedstrip (2/3 from beginning) at the other side of the dam. But with the next storm, it will be floating again into the speed-zone !! So please be carefull if you are the first one out next time !!

We went back to the parking and enjoyed an open-air theather of GOS in my car ;-)

Suddenly it started raining and the wind changed another 20-30° more to the south. Unfortunately the wind didn't pick up... It was already 4pm and my GPS was quite clear: 30 km/hr max speed !! Pat D and Paul called it a day, but I didn't want to give up already. Driving so far for only this? Because Pat stopped, I could change the 6.3 i was using from him with his 7.0m². And then finally the wind picked up a little bit. Just enough to get my F85 + 7m going with some pumping in between. The wind direction was too broad (and much too light) to get some descent speeds along the dam. F113 + 7.8 would have been perfect...

The others didn't gamble and went back home dry.

Too bad the sunset arrived so early... Really felt a big difference compared to my previous session at the other side of the dam (with right hand in front). Today everything was much more balanced and felt alot smoother. Now i only need a day with some wind to see if i am still able to get some descent speeds (with left in front only).

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