|Track is black and red circle was location with troubles|
It all went fine and I had good speed, didn't have a GPS anymore but it was fun anyway. At Almere beach I did my gybe ant went back. It was soo easy, already I thought lets do this twice... However back at the islands a few trees took away my wind and I fell in the water. This was not dangerous, however it was quite cold and I wanted to waterstart immediately. Just above my right knee I touched the fin, and it felt strange.
Once on the board I saw a large cut in my winter wetsuit, suddenly it felt like my leg was loosing blood. However I couldn't drop the sail, because no uphaul rope... I decided to 'quickly' sail back and check the damage at the beach. Those were the longest kilometers I have ever crossed. All the way I kept thinking, stay calm, low heart beat.. But my body was full adrenaline.
I made it back to Muiden beach and fount out the cut was deep but no artery was cut. I was lucky...
After this trip I decided to do this different:
- have an uphaul rope;
- my fins are made 'normal' sharp;
- I use a strong wetsuit (strong material, not soft);
- Learn were other places to quickly go to a beach are;
- Have a flare and mobile to let others at distance know if there are troubles;
- Waer my good old floating vest (jobe)
- Have a small EHBO kit.