Met a client to go for a practice this morning at Kingston Point Beach. Been wanting to try the idea of “open rowing” on the Hudson. The EDON TS515’s outriggers provide a level of safety that “crew” shells do not have and I wanted to get the feel of the current, waves, wind on the water. Kingston Point Beach is VERY breezy most of the time. Years ago I ventured in these waters with a crew quad boat and we had the dickens of a time rowing out of it. It never occurred to me that it could be FUN! It is a VERY DIFFERENT type of rowing where your skill at managing waves that constantly attack your stability is what matters most. It takes time to build that skill. Like getting on a bronco horse. Never mind that my client was 77 years old and a novice rower. Having kayaked in similar conditions she never lost control of the boat. Kudos to her!