And it’s not April Fool’s Day! Maybe it is, but still we’re going to train at Loosdrecht. Must be a first in 10 years for me. 8 degrees Celsius, 10 knots of wind: reliving the old days. Boat is already out of the shed and the new boom that I bought last year in Italy is put together.
15-20 years back we always started the season sailing in March at the Braassemermeer. We ‘trained’ capsizing (in wintertime the air is more dense and therefore more powerful, and we were maybe less trained) and then we were so cold that the rest of the season we were not keen to do that again. My feet were freezing and I thought that the club had invested in floor heating. The tiles felt so warm. Nowadays the drysuits are better and I got a bit more money to invest in it.
Upcoming year the intention is to sail a bit more than the last few years. That won’t be difficult to realize. Looking forward to it.