zondag 27 december 2009

Point-7 AC1 LTDII Rig session @ home

Merry Xmass to all and a HAppy windy Newyear!!!
As it's been snowing outside, freezing and full on winter...

(above my crib in the snow. the middle one)

I have recieved the last several weeks a set AC1's ltdII 2009, last week i rigged one of the sails, my 6.7m2 AC1 for the 1st time. Inside the livingroom again. Because outside i was freezing my ..... off !!! ;o)

Looks good dont they!?

Right now i gatherd 3x P7 AC1's 2009 in size 6.7m2, 7.2m2 and 7.7m2.

The AC1 LTDII 7.7m2 above. This sail is going to be used on my Fanatic Falcon 105, for bits of cruising down the lake.

Perhaps in the near future, by high winds, i would like to have a size AC1 ltdII 6.2 m2 to make this whole P7 set complete. This 6.2 would be a replacement for my Naish Stealth proto 6.0m2. Havent found a 6.2m2 yet.

The Naish stealth proto 2008, see above is still my PR- speed sail so far.
Hopefully the black machines will give me new Pr's in 2010 at my local speedspot Strand Horst! Time will tell.

maandag 7 december 2009

Wijk aan Zee- Mellow on Yellow (SOS 92) 3 december 2009

Last weekend it was windy once again, but unfortunately missed out on saterdays action, because i had still tuns of chores left to do in the house. Plus i had to be home on time, cuz 'sinterklaas -eve' couldnt be missed. My wife would of killed me :P. Me being home on time on a windy day, thats mostly not an option. So i missed out on saterday. Sunday i had more chances for a fun session. As the wind was less in the early morning, i only took my SOS 92 rocket with me and a 5.0/5.4/6.6m2 and went off to Wijk.

Finally standing on the dunes, there was not much action. Shallow waves. But the wind was nicely sideshore. I rigged up the P7 Sado 5.4m2 for the first time and walked the pad trough the dunes.

As i had not rigged the 5.4m2 before, brandnew sail. I noticed when i arrived by the coastline, my masttop didn't fit in the sailtop. Argh. Anyways i rigged it up anyway, and decided not to go sail far out, not do crazy things, as i didnt want my masttop to break out the top of the sail. I had some waverides, nice off the tops and good snappy turns. Not much later the wind was getting harder then expected and didnt had control anymore trough my waverides. I changed my rig to 5.0m2, which was a better choice.

A impression picture below how it was like. Shallow waves but fun to be ripping on.

Sailed a few more hours and called it for today, as darkness came in.
A mellow session on my yellow SOS 92. The Point-7 sado 5.4 worked out just fine on my big board. Hopefully next time i can use my 5.4m2 bits longer.