I went out today and had A BLAST
the wind was blowing 15-20 and I got to really push the wave for the first time since I got her.
The only issue I had is when headed down wind, I really didn't feel much in control of the speed, I had a few gusts that spooked me a bit. I got the feeling that I could not slow the boat down. I tried bringing the sail in but it seemed to have very minimal effect. I wasn't headed DIRECTLY down wind, had it more or less at my 4 o clock. I have yet to figure out how to "kill it" if I need to when headed down wind. When I'm headed upwind I can just let some sail our or if need be just turn into irons. But downwind seems a bit trickier..
So if the wind is at your back and things start to get out of hand, and you don't feel like being hurled like a Frisbee and swimming, what do ya do?