My lesson today cancelled because of illness, so instead I did some pruning in the back yard. On the way to dispose of the branches, I passed by the lake and was delighted to see two windsurfers other than myself sailing around.
Saturday, August 11 was a gorgeous breezy day, and when I got to the lake's edge I discovered to my delight that Anna S., a sailor at about the same ability level as mine, was already there.
The wind was so light we sometimes had trouble deciding which way it was blowing, but they both did great. Mike got past that wobbliness that we folks over 40 have when we first get on a board. Bryson sailed right away like a natural. Bryson even started working on the shortboard tack.
I haven't really been following the Olympics at all, but here's a video that has some nice footage of the gear (RS-X board) that's used in the Olympics.
On July 29 we had very light breezes but these two did extremely well nonetheless. For a 28-minute video of their time on the water, click here.
Among U.S. Olympic windsurfers is Farrah Hall, from the Annapolis, MD area, and a member of BABA, as is yours truly. I cancelled my TV subscription a few months ago, so I can't see the Olympics live, but here are some stills a friend posted on Facebook.
This is Bill vdB, sharing little vignettes of windsurfing on Sayers Lake, in Howard PA. and sometimes elsewhere.