Back on the water

29 September, 2008

I am delighted to report that I can still windsurf 🙂

I biked down to Seapoint on Sunday to meet the UCD Windsurfing Club. The sun was out, the sea was not too cold, the breeze gentle and onshore. All the terminology came flooding back. Uphaul. Clew. Cleat. Daggerboard. Battens.

After a bit of wobbling about… stand up, front hand, back hand, shuffle about, sheet in…

wind pulls sail pulls me pulls back board goes sscchhhooooooowwhhheeeeeee…

… ah. Yep. That’s it. Now I remember 😀

I’m looking forward to progressing from where I left off eight years ago (beach starts, gybing, using a harness). The members are friendly, the kit is good, and it’s great being able to bike to a beach.


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