Yesterday (6/25/2012) was a breezy, gusty day here at Sayers Lake. I wore myself out dealing with the gusts (from schlogging to way overpowered on a seconds timescale), but I got 7 (seven!) nice planing runs. In two of them I attempted to jibe, crashing similarly in both. Here they are in the video below; the last part of the 2nd one is repeated in slow motion. I have asked my windsurfing gurus to critique my form in those jibes. [Got a reply from Andy Brandt: "Bill. You are trying to flip the sail with the board at about 6:30. You need more speed to flip this early and let the board carve under the flip not muscle pull it in. In this case you would have been better sailing clew first and Turning the board farther (like an hour) before flipping. Then the sail will come around closer to the tail of the board and It will not yank you off the front."]
This is Bill vdB, sharing little vignettes of windsurfing on Sayers Lake, in Howard PA. and sometimes elsewhere.