The skinny boats provide instant feedback. If I paddle correctly I go fast, and if I don’t take my paddle out soon enough and it goes too far past my waist I fall in.
When paddling on the lake after the erg I realized how much better my stroke felt, though it took more muscles to maintain.
When I did relax briefly to talk to someone I flipped right over.
On another note, our instructor asked us to race in Canada this fall! We were so excited we almost forgot we have a family wedding that we’re both in…