Monday, November 01, 1999

Water Starting

It went pretty well today, I was able to water start fairly consistently.  And man, I actually
got to do some sailing.  At one point I even got up to planing -- the acceleration caught me
totally by surprise.  I was gaining speed steadily on a broad reach, then the board got up on
a plane and accelerated right out from under me.  I lost one leg off the back, started
dragging it in the water at high speed, doing the splits, then lost control in an all out
spastic wipeout -- it must have looked pretty hilarious.

It was good to have my arms tired out from hanging off the boom when under sail instead of
tired from swimming the board around.  Tomorrow I put on the harness and try to have some real


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