Today I had my first touch of water. We met Tim and Jasper on Big Bay, they were in the same plane as us from Dusseldorf. They took us a couple of miles north to Melkbos. The wind was nuclear side-shore. I rigged up a 4.5 and was immediately overpowered. The waves weren't too big, but the winds made everything hard.Tried a shoveit and went straight through my 4.5. Luckely it's the smallest panel, so for the time being I'll have to ducktape it, just untill the winds die and I can have it repaired.