Part 2: How to start
In the beginning people tried a lot of different methods, so there were a lot of crashes but now there is really one way that has developed.
If you want to do it well then you really need to learn how to start properly, it is one of the hardest parts. The way to do it is jump on the board and have your feet either side of the mast base, then the front hand on the rope and the back hand on the bottom of the mast. As you accelerate the wind gets under the sail and you flick the mast up higher and higher as you get more speed you grab the boom and step quite quickly into the straps. Once you are there don’t lean back like windsurfing, stay over the board like wakeboarding and keep your weight forwards and over the sail, keep the sail really far back behind you and lean over it, especially if there is some wind you have to get the sail quite low to the water.
The final thing is once you get speed get out of the wake of the boat and then stay there for your move.