Patrick Miller

  • Thursday, April 18, 2013
  • Netherlands

  • Max. 2 sec.
  • 36.98knots
Average speed
35.07  ( 35.57 35.25 34.87 34.83 34.82 )
  • 100 m run
  • 36.55knots
  • 250 m run
  • 34.35knots
  • 500 m run
  • 30.68knots
  • Nautical mile
  • 7.73knots
  • 1 hour avg speed
  • 0knots
  • Alpha racing
  • 15.13knots
  • Distance
  • 41km
  • Duration
  • 01:18:00
  • Windspeed
  • 0 - 0knots
  • Wind direction
  • W ( 270)

The chop was too much for me. I came for tuning my 6.2 and rigged this out of the bag. After the first 10m it was obvious that these were not the conditions to tune a sail. The first hour was more walking than surfing. After that everything was okay but all in all it was not comfortable, not enough control over the chop, no speed.

Of course the 6.2 was over the edge but I wasn't convinced a smaller sail would be better because in my option especially around noon it was only possible to do a run at times the wind dropped and therefore the chop dropped as well.

Later the day it was a bit less wind and the water was a bit better. Now I could feel what is possible with the sail. It felt easy to handle and super powerful.

I could not do good speeds, but I'm looking forwards to sail the small Reflex 4 with flat water :)

Congrats to Willem Jan, Michel, Rob and Sander. Really good job.

Best 500m run