RE: Gybing a 150 to 175 liter board.
No clubs in my area. In fact, although I'm friendly with the kiters and the few Wsers at my usual beach, often helping them launch, etc., I found out the hard way yesterday that I'm on my own when out on the water. My universal broke and I had to swim to an Island. They knew I was out sailing, a half dozen of them, and they were all on the beach watching. They must have known something was wrong when I didn't return as everyone does these reaches from the parking lot beach out to the island and my sail was not up. Luckily, I found a group of campers on the island who were willing to give me a ride back in their boat. Upon returning, I found everyone gone. No one called the Harbor Master or visited their nearby station. Some friends.