She did not drown, and her ankles are fine (well, mostly). She took a break, and then said "forget about the stupid straps". So she just did regular duck tacks. 8 dry ones in a row. All that practice in chop paid off. Flat is easy! Then, the 9th one was wet. But 8 of 9 is pretty darn good. Better than 7 of 9.
She did end up going back into the straps switch, and did a couple of dry switch duck jibes in the straps. The sail was coming up a bit to much to the front. Happens even to the best PWA guys. It's just a question of time until she has this duck down, too.
Don't ask me what I did. It's boring. But I got to sail my Skate again, after a month that it took to fix the broken nose (ok, that includes 3 weeks in Brazil). The nose held, even when I tested it with crashes. Several times, just to be sure. Perhaps the best thing I did today was to carry the back pack with water for Nina to Egg Island. Staying hydrated is the key to success! Or maybe it's trying relentlessly.
|That's what happens when I try freestyle|