It's amazing you can DW with the wind speed that high.
Actually it was easier than it usually is on this run. The wind flattened the water, as you can see around 01.45
The thing was to check that we always stayed on the track. With this wind, you definitely want to know where you're going to land, and it's hard to make last-minute trajectory corrections (even if I had my magic daggerboard).
I used a double leash (actually, a regular leash doubled with a spectra rope and two bowline knots ) ,and I have two plugs on the board.
And a paddle leash, too.. (just a rope between the paddle and my belt), a helmet, and of course a PFD
I always take a backup paddle, and use a Real-Time GPS Tracker (www.greenalp.com/realtimetracker/
) , just in case