Last Amstelmeer session I was amazed a few times...
- I rigged my RS:Slalom MKIII 5.5, in Den Helder (5km westerly) there were gusts near 40kn. But on the speedspot I would have been lucky with 28kn for about 2 sec into 10kn and a few sec later into 20kn... Does the good wind fly over the speedspot???
- I was quite early, but Tim and Marco arrived later. Immidiately Tim did a faster run than all my runs... What has Tim been eating???
- Sooo I went back to rig my 6.2 RS:Racing evo1 (same sail as Tim), but the speed was about the same as the 5.5 on the speedspot??? This one I really couldn't get the picture WHY?
- On the open water the 6.2 speed seemed to be unlimited. That Falcon 79 RULEZZZ. I could cross way to big chop/waves on highspeed. In fact I did went faster on open water than behind the dam on flat water????
You wouldn't believe but on my fastest run on open water a helicopter flew right above me to check the action out. As it flew on the westerly side it felt like the wind increased! I don't know how close that helicopter was, but I could hear it quite good. The Fanatic Falcon 79 was really hammering on the waves/chop, normally you can't hear a thing beside hammering.