We had planned to do some practice on
Saturday and sail the IJspegel winter series on Sunday. Both were sadly
cancelled due to the stormy weather which has been pounding the Dutch
coast for several days.
On Saturday morning we had some hopes to
sail at the end of the afternoon, when the wind would drop to a mild
breeze. The waves were however too big to get safely out of the harbour,
so we cancelled the training. The IJspegel was already cancelled by
We did inspect our new mast, which arrived
on Friday, and chatted with some other sailing teams. Our 'new' training
genua #3 was also dropped off by Gijs, which he bought second-hand in
the USA. Miraculously it turned out to be the #3 which I used in the
Tour de France a la Voile in 2004. It was sold with the boat to a team
in the USA, and now it is back!
photograph by: Roland van der Horst