John and his wife Andrea had taken a lesson in July 2018. Since then, they have bought their own windsurfing gear and have used it for extended family recreation. Now John has come up for some help with his gear and to continue progressing in his windsurfing skills. John's fee went to Clearwater Conservancy.
It seemed pretty breezy, so I skipped out of an afternoon with family at the Central PA Arts Fest to go windsurfing instead. I got planing in the footstraps for only 6 seconds, but it was beautiful out on the water.
Siblings R. and S. came from Boston and New York to visit family in this area. When they heard about Better World Windsurfing lessons they decided to give it a try. They chose to have their fee sent to Doctors without Borders
I went for a short sail in the afternoon. The wind was erratic and not really enough for much planing, but I did get to see a juvenile bald eagle try for a fish and then sit on a snag on the levee.
I got home late after being at a reunion in the eastern part of the state. Looks like I missed most of the wind, but...
It was a seriously windy day, with whitecaps and rolling chop all over the lake. At one point I tried my 7.0 m^2 sail, but it was way too big. I planed clear across the lake hanging on for dear life and heading upwind to try to keep the speed down. A 6.2 was more appropriate, although I didn't get much planing. The wind was SOOO gusty.
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I missed what I think was planable wind earlier in the day, but it was great to finally get out on the water again and just sail around.
This is Bill vdB, sharing little vignettes of windsurfing on Sayers Lake, in Howard PA. and sometimes elsewhere.