I'm guessing the technique forum hasn't carried over to the new platform? Anyhow, I'll ask my question here on the builder's forum - there's sure to be some knowledge here.
I was out with a group of local paddlers (Plimmerton, Wellington, New Zealand) in some very strong windy conditions with a strong incoming tide funnelled into a channel in the same direction as the wind this last weekend. I was paddling my Night Heron s&g - this is a really great boat to surf waves but on this occasion I was having some difficulty with managing to execute turns both up into the wind and then heading down wind. Going up or down was fine naturally, sitting horizontal was easy but getting the bow around was hard unless I had a fair bit of speed going into the turn. Lifting the edge to get the turn going was a bit tricky with the wind - I've previously found this much easier in wind if I could use the waves - but on this occasion the current moving with the wind was flattening the water out. I'm going to practice a bit more but any tips would be appreciated.