Decided around 5:00pm at work.. that i shouldnt miss out on this day. I got home from work about 6:00pm after a little arguement with my wife because i had some other appointment later this evening which brutely had to be canceled.. I packed my stuff quickly and joined the trafficjams all the way to the beach of IJmuiden. Around 7.40pm i was finally on the water. Very late, cloudy and raining hard non stop..but man oh Man NUCLEAIR winds!!!
Hanging here onto my boom in the sky and a decent set breaking underneeth...
Windspeeds from 18m/s to 25m/s which is about max 10 beaufort / 49knots.
In the gusts it was really hard to hold on. In the beginning i rigged my 3.3m2 low end, but noticed after a few laps in these kinda conditions i had to give the 3.3m2 a little more downhaul. :-) I didnt had much control out there.. even a simple jibe was hard to do. But managed to do a few nice jumps and a handfull frontside and backsidewaverides. After a while the wind became less. When i was quite a far out, i needed a more volume underneeth. 68L/3.3m2 and 90+ kg can be a difficult settup at times. The waves were huge at the back. After 9pm a 4.0m2 would of been a better size. OH well it was getting dark anyways. Not having any intention to swap sailsizes. Im glad i didnt miss out this eveningsession.
Got home around midnight.. went to bed about 1.30am.. and a a few hours later got up for a 9h long day @ the job.. that being wasted.