I am ok at staying upwind, although I understand the principle of bearing away to get on the plane and then heading upwind. I am beginning to understand what I need to do here I think.
I am certainly going for the straps far too early. I am not fully committed to the harness either so this is not taking my weight allowing the feet to move more easily. I am also not using the rear foot to steer and maintain trim. My body and feet have not been in the right position, which has been exacerbated by some of the advice I have been given.
My aim will to be to put some of the tips you suggest into action and practice the drills in an effort to get a feel for what I am attempting to do. Perhaps I can then come back to you with a progress report.
Thank you for the continued support.