I was able to get back on the water with my instructor over the weekend and made some major progress. As a beginner I am always trying to sail upwind to avoid being dumped downwind in the weeds and having to make the long walk back (they say there used to be snakes in the weeds but this is no longer a problem since the alligators chased them off). We discovered that I was consistently getting my weight too far to the downwind side of the board and thus carving the board downwind while tilting the sail way back trying to go upwind. With that little tip I was able to remove the center fin and sail all over the lake. Not enough wind on that day to really get going though. Hopefully we will get some wind before the end of the season. The wind doesn't blow a hooley around here but maybe a nice norther will come through. Thanks for all of the comments.