What a wonderful weekend we had at Lauwersmeer at the “Raid Extreme“. I’m still glowing. The weather was very cooperative, with the wind building from very light, to wind force 5 from the west. Apart from a broken rudder, and a duck punt who got stranded in Zoutkamp (trailer job) there were no casualties. Highlights were the island that got renamed into Gin and tonic island, the little girl at checkpoint Zoutkamp that came to bring the “Dora the Explorer” watch (unorganized help), the people who voluntarily offered help and prizes, then the man who showed me his whatsapp message sent to a friend on what a great day it had been (both of us fighting the tear in our eye).