At the end of the day, i asked my mother in law if i could drop my kids for a few hours. She agreed ;o) packed my car with 2 kids, 1 board, 1 sail and hoping it would be the right choice. As i couldnt take more with me.
Around 5.30pm i was finally on the water with my brandnew 7.2m2 AC1 2K11. :-) I do have to admit i have troubles with the cam rotation. Hopefully its a tuning error ony my behave that can be solved anytime soon. I do have the recommended p7 sdm 430 c100 inside. I had the streamlined extension set on 30cm.(recommended setting)
I did had a bit space left, so the downhaul was not as much as yesterday when i rigged it at home. I heard that these sails doesnt need that much downhaul as most racesails do have.
My main problem was that the cambers were simply not rotating at all. I had one moment in the deeper part of the water, while swimming during a waterstart, this issue gave me seriously a problem because i couldnt switch the cams to the other side while i was drifting away. I had to help/push the cams manually by hand, that each lap. In deeper water that was almost not possible to do so.
I was allready on the water when i found out this problem. My tool to untighten the batten tension was left elsewhere.
Had several laps before darkness came in. Got a max speed out of 59kmh with an average 5x10 around 55kmh. No serious speeds yet. The fin underneeth was a C3 Venom 34cm. The waterdepth for today was -38cm NAP. Which is to shallow, although for me. I didnt do any serious speedruns where i normally would do, because the fin was hitting the ground to quickly. I dont want to end up with damaged fins or end up in hospital cause having a unnecessary crash. I heard, that normally the waterdepth will be switched to summerlevel around mid april.
Summerlevel is 0 to -5cm NAP. Which is shallow/deep enough for speedsurfing, and cruising around with bigger boards and fins. Back in february (4th) when i was speedsurfing out there, the waterdepth was - 53cm NAP!!! Means much more walking then actually windsurfing.;o)
Now the battentension is set less on the crossbatten, and hopefully the second time it'll be better. I must say the AC1 2k11 delivers a enormous pull and drive. Unbelievable. what a positive change compared to my former AC-1 LTDII's.
Windconditions: Southwest direction, 15-25knots.