Friday, Jul 12, 2019 (4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Prerequisite: Windsurfing A
Earned from this class: Windsurfing Practice or Windsurfing Light rating.
Class Overview: This is where we all began. A general introduction to windsurfing consisting of two, three hour classes. Sailing experience is not necessary, but will help. Topics covered include safety, stewardship of equipment, wind theory, brief terminology, simulator work, rigging, and on-the-water skill development.
In this class, students learn all the basics of understanding the wind, rigging sails and taking care of equipment, uphauling the sail, maneuvering the windsurfer in neutral position, sailing in a straight line, steering the board, getting upwind, and tacking. Students will be on the water both days provided the weather is good, using beginning windsurfing boards.
Preparing for Your Lesson:
· Be prepared to get wet! Bring suitable clothing (shorts and shirt to get wet, a windbreaker/sweatshirt on windier or cooler days).
· Have a lifejacket and be checked out through Outdoor UW before class start.
· Meet at the Lakelab next to the Yellow Canopy at the Hoofer Lakefront.
· The Windsurfing B class is usually held in all weather conditions, except solid blue flag conditions. · Before the lesson, please review the first six windsurfing instruction videos (which are about 15 minutes total), and look at the Windsurfing Manual (especially page 14-Uphauling Your Sail). You can view a video tutorial on rigging and uphauling by clicking on the link. For more information on Windsurfing, please see the Windsurfing Home Page.
Welcome to your windsurfing lesson.
- Event Type
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