UKSA: Week Five

Well, it’s been an up and down week, plagued by light winds and injuries! On Sunday, I hurt my knee, which was still painful Monday morning. Consequently, I decided to sit out Monday and spent the day back at base, resting my knee and feeling a little sorry for myself. Tuesday, was still a bit sore but got back out on the water, which was great.

All seemed to be going well on Wednesday – we learned how to rig up our intermediate sails and then headed down to the water after lunch, only for me to get my hand trapped between two mast pieces (it was incredibly stupid and difficult to describe just how I did it). Had to sit in the van with an ice pack on my hand, and in the end had to sit out the afternoon sailing session, which sucked. Left with a lovely blood blister on my hand – ouch! Luckily, it’s almost gone now and doesn’t really hurt anymore.

Thursday ended up being a theory day, learning about different types of boards and sails, and although we went down to the beach, we didn’t go out. Friday, we finally got out on the water again with the intermediate sails. It was another light wind day, but it was good to get out and practice a few manoeuvres and play around with the sails, which are so much better than the training rigs! So finally back on track, and hopefully things will continue to keep moving in the right direction – no more injuries! And more wind! Saturday was another light wind day, although te morning seemed pretty hopeful, and we continued playing around with the sails and

Saturday was another light wind day, although the morning seemed pretty hopeful, and we continued playing around with the sails and manoeuvres. The wind died completely by mid-afternoon, however, and we weren’t able to do much. Due to the lack of wind, Sunday was a theory day, so a frustrating way to end the week, but good to get through a lot of the theory and go over things. So a bit of an up and down week – we’re nearly half way through our windsurfing, which is madness (excluding the instructor course). On to the next week – despite the ups and downs, it really is noticable how much you improve doing something in a solid block, rather than bits every now and again.

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