is not as easy as it seems to be (1. pull board out to sea, 2.stand on board and play around with the sail, 3.shoot off towards the sunsetting horizon...) There's a lot of physics (relative positioning, with 3 differing factors [wind dir, current dir, your position] and perhaps more) involved, and yes, Stef is rite, guys are not so good at balancing when it comes to boardsailing.
Nabuay, at the end of the 2 session course, I still can't manage a smooth take off, or even go out an itsy bit to sea. I'm at most a "* balancing on the board and let the breeze push me a bit, struggle with the sail, falter and lose balance and fall into water, and repeat from *" kind of surfer. Hmm. NOt really much of a surfer yet.
But I think I should be able to manage it better the next time I go.
One thing I think I should have done is to start off on with my right foot forward. I'm more dominant on the right foot as learned from wakeboarding, and could have had a better start on learning balancing tricks if I had used it first. I learned that at the last moment when I was coming back to shore at the end of the lesson with me on the other side of the board and my right foot forward.
I think I'm alright, since ZK, Desmond, and Lele are all also barely struggling with the accursed board which I'm half-hearted to spend more time on ("I can't believe I can't do it" vs "should I spend more time doing it?")
Obtained quite a lot of "visual entertainements" when over at our ever friendly neighbouring country last saturday night. *wink wink*. For enquiries of distributions, pls call direct.