WORDS OF THE WEEK
I attended the Aloha Clinic with Matt Pritchard & Shawna Cropas. It was excellent: I’ve never had things presented the way they did it, & I feel that they will have more influence on how I sail in the future.
Bit by bit, you chipped away the “bad paint” and offered us a ” new coat”. Only when it was finished could we see how much better it felt and looked. The video instruction with painful attention to details was indispensible.
You guys have gotten Genevieve practicing her stance in the kitchen, I could not be happier that she got out there, went windsurfing and had a blast. I think she was starting to wonder how many hours she could lie on the beach and look pretty, then caught one dry land training session and needed to dive in.
Awesome time! I learned the fundamentals of wave riding, bottom turns and forward loops. Now I have some core skills to build off of when I’m riding on my own.
Shawna and Matt, I just want to thank you for helping Mary Jo during the Aloha clinic. She said it was the most fun that she has had sailing in Maui which means we will get to go back! You have renewed her enthusiasm for the sport and she is anxious to get back on her board. It was a great clinic!
I can’t believe how much my windsurfing skills have improved. Not only can I feel my body reacting differently to both high and light wind conditions, but I now understand what is happening. The clinic’s combination of dry land drills, sailing with us and reviewing videos is fantastic.