Updated: July 5, 2015
This is a clinic for members who want to learn how to beach start, and secondly for those who can already beach start but want to learn about waterstarting through on-land simulation.
Members should change and have a board and sail ready on the beach.
One of the most tiring part about windsurfing is uphauling the sail. It is especially difficult when the water is choppy, or the wind is high, or you are using an intermediate board and the board is more maneuverable but more tippy.
Rather than having to uphaul your sail every time you leave the shore, you can use the beachstart - an efficient and quick technique to get yourself up onto your board and get sailing with little effort.
Beachstarting is one of “Level 2” skills in our windsurfing fleet.
For the clinic to work, we'll need two clinic leaders who already know how to beach start, one of whom should know how to water start. Working together, the clinic leaders will split the clinic into waterstart and beachstart groups.
About 1-hour, including practice. There will be additional time to practice independently after the clinic.
Please prepare yourself for the clinic with the following:
Introductions - 5 minutes (everyone, at picnic table)
Demo - 5 minutes (by clinic leader, everyone on beach)
Try beachstarting - 10 minutes (in pairs)
Reconvene - 10 minutes
Clinic debrief - 15 minutes
More windsurfing! Another 45 min until 8pm.