Windsurfing Jibe & Fast Tack
Wednesday, Sep 20, 2023 (12:30 pm - 3:30 pm)
Prerequisite: WINDSURFING LIGHT
Earned from class: New maneuvers/techniques/abilities
The next step after earning a WINDSURFING LIGHT rating. This class should be taken by EVERY club member with a WINDSURFING LIGHT rating. Students will progress on to more advanced and important maneuvers, as well as more advanced technique in general. This class serves not only as light wind instruction, but also as preparation for high wind sailing. Students will learn how to always have a full sail when on the water, use the mast-foot as a significant source of pressure, and control sail and board through foot steering and body placement. Also taught are fast tacks (tacks for windy/wavy conditions that bypass neutral position completely) and basic lightwind jibes. Students will sail on Hi-Fly Mambos or BIC Melodies.
Location: This lesson will meet under the yellow canopy next to the lake lab. If you are unable to find your instructor, or if there is inclement weather, please check in with the Outdoor UW Office.
For more information on the Windsurfing lesson track, please see the Windsurfing Home Page.
- Event Type
- Lesson / Training (ratings may be achieved)
- Cancellation, Reschedule, and Refund Information
- If this event is cancelled more than 24 hours in advance, participants will be notified via the email associated with their membership account. If the event needs to be cancelled within 24 hours of the event start time, the instructor will call each participant individually via the phone number associated with their membership account. We ask that students remove themselves from a lesson as soon as they know they will be unable to attend; lessons dropped within 24 hours of the lesson's start time will be considered a Late Drop. If you no-show for a lesson without informing the instructor, they may temporarily suspend your lesson sign-up privileges.
- Equipment/ Gear Required by Participant
- This event will occur either partly or primarily on the water. Participants should be prepared to get wet and wear appropriate swimming attire (either a swimsuit or wetsuit). Lifejackets will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. Use of sunglasses, sunscreen, and a water bottle are strongly encouraged.