The Dutch weather during the scheduled days for the winter series in Muiden was not really cooperating. Around noon on Sunday it was calm, dry and reasonable with 7 C, however it was in between two frontal systems that brought lots of wind and rain. So another day cancelled.
At the same time NED 432 send us some promotion material for Villamoura, where they were training with Pedro Andrade.
May be we must start a training programme as Dutch Dragon Association for promising Dutch teams to allow them to train during the winter in Vilamoura ?
Due to several excuses (Dusseldorf Boot, Skying at -20C or just too cold…) only two boats were present on 20 Januari. NED 398 even short handed.
The boats had to leave the crane / mooring by paddling through thin ice.
A video of this operation on board NED 432 is published at YouTube https://youtu.be/0CnrG3ak5PA