The first time on the water in this year 2023. Luckily it was warm and rained only at night. The paddling friends of the Canoe Club Zugvogel e.V. gave us the opportunity to organise this trial sailing on their club grounds. Many thanks to the friendly hosts. The grounds and clubhouse are located directly on the shore of Lake Baldeney and are sensationally beautiful, a recommendation for all paddlers on the Ruhr for an overnight stay (it is also a DKV rest area).
Some interested people had registered via the website, others came spontaneously to try out em² sailing techniques. We had ordered the wind appropriately, it changed between 0 and 5 BFT, which made sailing quite challenging. But a bit more wind doesn’t bother our sailors, quite the opposite. That’s when their advantages really become visible.