He was a bit tense, but he soon learned how to uphaul, sail, steer, tack, and come back to the launch point.
To play the above video, click here.
With no prior sailing or boarding experience, he was pretty shaky at first, but that soon went away and he was soon sailing quite steadily.
With a LOT of help from parents, and with cooperation between the kids, all four had a great time and learned a lot.
This was Caroline's second lesson. In the first one, she had used the Baby Board and my 4.0 square meter sail. This time, she had her own gear: a gently used Fanatic Fly windSUP board and an Ezzy 6.5 square meter sail. It didn't take her long to get the hang of this very different board and much bigger sail.
Cathy had never sailed before. To see a 2-minute video of her lesson, click here. (This was, of course, all shot after the on-land lecture and simulation and the initial learning the basics of uphauling, sailing, steering, and tacking.)
Even though we had a bit of a language problem and the wind was extremely light, this lady, originally from Korea, did well and had fun.
This is Bill vdB, sharing little vignettes of windsurfing on Sayers Lake, in Howard PA. and sometimes elsewhere.