Today we had the Winduro clinic. Winduro is an annual "race" (more like an endurance feat than a race) here in Seattle. The idea is to circumnavigate Mercer Island, on Lake Washington. The guy who is standing up next to the board is Mark D, the dude has done this course more than 100 times, more of them solo. He is going over safety, strategy, and how to sail under not one but two highway bridges. This is like nothing I've done before, darn, up to this point I did not know how to tack a long board. I try to keep my mouth shut and listen. So the Winduro is on, for the next 4 weekends we are on wind watch, waiting for South wind 15 to 20 knots. I'm just hoping to get to shore, any shore, in one piece.