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Hey Kathy, just wondering how the rest of your trip went. I hope you finally got some good wind days.
I hope you get wind tomorrow. My fingers are crossed!... jibing is so mental and multifactorial... I had days in Bonaire where I made almost every jibe in the morning and then blew almost every one in the afternoon... all of a sudden just repeating the same dumb mistake like tripping over the foot straps or getting the timing of the sail flip wrong...and many times it's a matter of sailing first in high wind where you can practically lay on the sail and it will pop back up and then having a little bit less wind and not compensating for it...and then there were so many times where I couldn't commit and slowed down because I was sooo afraid of running aground. Coming out of a jibe still on a a plane is really hard...I frequently carve into it really fast but stall out the board at the very end by not letting go of the sail enough while i am flipping it...doesn't always result in getting wet, but it sure doesn't look very good. But remember this: One of the guys who runs the Vela in Margarita who does these free morning clinics said "Any jibe where you stay dry counts!" Now those are words I can live by! ha ha :) I hope you are ENJOYING your quest for the perfect jibe. Having fun while that beautiful water splashes against your ankles is what counts the most!
Yes Kathy it would be a lot of fun to sail together. It is rare to have another female windsurfer at our usual Lake St. Claire sites, so it would be a real treat!
Hope you have lots of warm wind for the rest of your trip! Keep in touch!
Okay, thanks Kathy. Just enjoy it in "real time" then.
Welcome to MI Windsurfing. Good to see you again in Bonaire. We didn't get any good pic's down there, so if you get some, please share.
Welcome to Michigan Windsurfing. We didn't get any good pic's down in Bonaire. If you get some, please share.