All hopes for wind were on this day as Wednesday didn’t work out as good as we hoped.. In the morning the wind was really light but the direction was good and the forecast still looked promising. As it wasn’t enough yet for sailing, the first half of the day passed in a relax atmosphere where some more on the land exercises were done for more control in backwind sailing. Besides that we did a group stretching to get ourselves ready for the afternoon.
After lunch the wind started really to pick up everybody got excited and everybody wanted to go on the water fast, so straight after lunch everybody got into their wetsuits and went on the water. The wind was good for planning in the gust and everybody tried to improve their jumps jibes and tacks. The tacks got much better and much faster compared to the beginning of the week and the jumps got more consistent and controlled.
With a little break at 4 p.m. everybody stayed sailing till they were to tiered or had to return the gear. Some of the group who had their own gear scored an amazing evening session in the “pool” of Brouwersdam with flat water and almost nobody inside. Ruben got super close to his first Airjibe and we are sure he will land one very soon! Besides that Elias and Fiu had some good pops and sailed till we had to go eat.
A BBQ ended an amazing day and some new T-shirts made the smiles on all faces even bigger!
The last day of the clinic and everybody was broken from the day before. The last video analysis of the week was done and a recap from everything they learned during the whole week with key points to think about next time they go sail alone or later in the day. After this everybody went out to enjoy the sun and relaxed a bit before going for lunch.
After the lunch the wind was still pretty light but enough for light wind sailing, to test everybody’s skills we made a little race which combined everything they learned the past week. The course was around 4 buoys first upwind and then downwind. You could skip buoys if you took risks by going for a helitack or a sail 360°. Christian surprised the most as after winning the first race he suddenly landed a clewfirst helitack. So one more challenge for him in the next race to push him and the others even more! Even in the light wind everybody had a lot of fun and the clinic ended again with another good session.
After saying goodbye to coach Alexis who had to leave for France everybody started packing up for the next day to go home again! To group was amazing this clinic again and we want to thank them all to make it an amazing 6 days with a lot of fun and sailing, hope to see you all soon again!