Sail to Learn - Windsurfing



Sail2Learn offers windsurfing (the most challenging and (IMO) exhilirating form of sailing) instruction.

Start from scratch and learn to do (BY DOING with a coach) all required to:

  • rig sail and board for existing weather and skill conditions
  • mount board in both shallow and deep waters
  • uphaul and control the sail to turn the board as desired
  • attain AND maintain balance in the neutral position
  • determine wind direction and approximate strength by senses and weather indicators
  • transition (footwork and handwork) to the power position on windward side
  • balance rig & sheet-in/out as needed to get underway
  • execute turns upwind (tack) and downwind (jibe) to follow desired course
  • return to launch area

All of this performed on a large high buoyancy board that makes for raft-like stability and accelerated learning.

Steve BonhamWindsurfing coaching provided by Steve Bonham, a calm, patient, experienced (40+ years sailing) and friendly skipper with current ASA certifications. Windsurfing lessons are offered (dependent upon weather conditions) at Port Charlotte Beach Park - on the beach. Lesson includes land/beach and on-water training.

Get on the contact list for FREE "Taste of Windsurfing" dates.
As you might expect these dates are announced (via email) about 24 hours in advance – dependent upon wind and weather.

Email to schedule lesson OR for further information.

Email: sbonham@georgiasouthern.edu


Successful beach start! Go Kristina!!

Ginny sheeting in on a beam reach

Mariah's Beach Start!

Land School:
Dawn stepping into the power zone
...
"Sit back, arms straight, relaxed shoulders... just balance the rig."

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