Hey Kevin - it looks like we are at school together. Send me an e-mail if you want to do
some sailing together.
To answer your question there are a couple of things you can do differently.
1) Don't push the tip under the sail.
Sounds pretty stupid, but what I do is this: I position the sail to get wind under it
regardless of board position. When you fall, you can make a concious effort to do this,
or you can swim the rig around. Once you have wind in the sail -- regardless of which way
the board is pointing, you can steer the board around either with the sail, or with your
feet up on the board. Just because the board is pointed the wrong way doesn't mean you
can't get wind in the sail, and the sail out of the water.
Hope to see you on the lake -
> To my horror, I am realized that occasionally I damage my sail when
> positioning the rig for waterstarts. When I push the nose of the board
> under the boom, occasionally, as it frees itself from the boom, the tip
> of the nose with rise up into the sail and cause a ding?
> 1) does this happen to others?
> 2) am I doing something wrong
> 3) what is your recommended method for clearing the sail?
> Kevin Rafael Foote
> Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. USA
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. USA