Lesson September 20
A New Windsurfing Family
Brendan and Colin (ages 14 and 12) came with their mom, Kelly, for 5-days' camping in Bald Eagle State Park in late August. All three of them were eager to learn how to windsurf, so the next time they'd go to Hatteras they'd have a head start. They came for two consecutive afternoons, and the boys made terrific progress despite extremely light summer winds. Unfortunately Kelly was under doctor's not to windsurf because she was recovering from an injury -- but she shot the great photos and video below.
This video (click here) is from Mark P., an ABK Boardsports student who is working on the vulcan, "An aerial jibe where the sailor jumps the board 180 degrees (with the feet remaining in the straps) and grabs the booms on the new tack while in the air. The sailor lands the board in the switch stance position." He was on Bird Island Basin on Labor Day, working on the move.
In the ABK Facebook group he wrote, "OK Vulcaners...I envy you all. Peter's pre-prop harness line rotation suggestion kept me hooked-in free this Labor Day- Thank you! (although it killed a lot speed going into the move). Now, suggestions on how to get the rest of the way (especially my my front hand)."
This is Bill vdB, sharing little vignettes of windsurfing on Sayers Lake, in Howard PA. and sometimes elsewhere.