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Jurjen Van Der Noord

Training and preparations for Luderitz ’13

After last year I was motivated to train as much as possible, on water time is key

After last year I was motivated to train as much as possible, on water time is key, but the problem this year was the wind hasn’t been so good. Since May this year the wind was really only 15-20 knots at the most, which is not so ideal for practising. This meant that I had to come up with alternatives, obviously the most traditional method is the gym, I was there often, it is important for me to stay fit but really when it came down to it I still hit the water, even in the light winds. Trying to get as many sessions as possible and as many kilometres under the belt as possible.

On top of this I did a large amount of trimming, adjustments to the sails, boards but mainly the fins and sails. I’ve been working with Severne to fine tune the sails specifically for the speed challenge, giving them my feedback so that I’m happy when I reach Luderitz.

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