Sarah-Quita Offringa

In your bags

Travelling to Cape Town I made sure to have everything with me. I was told before hand that you really should expect all types of conditions here.

Also I didn’t want to destroy my freestyle sails in the waves so I had 7 wave and freestyle sails with me. 3.6, 4.2, 4.7 for waves and 4.0, 4.4, 4.8, 5.2 for freestyle. Plus 4 masts, 2 booms and 2 boards. 73 NuEvo and my 91L Flare.

I ended up using my 4.2 the most and my 4.4. But this is because I’m often not bothered to change down when I get overpowered. So I’ve sailed completely over powered with my 4.2 on 3.6 days. As well as going freestyling on the lake with my 4.4. At a certain point it was obviously to windy but I was just too stubborn to change down. So I ended up either crashing my ducks or getting crazy lifts. It’s those lifts I do it for in the end. Also I was told to bring my thickest wetsuits with me so I brought along two 5.4mm suits I was quite sceptical about the thick suits but turns out I really did need them. Maybe next time I’ll bring a thinner one with me but overall I was happy to be nice and warm.

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