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Cris posted a blog post

September 2019 Planned Trips

This post is about two upcoming windsurfing trips: boating to Pelee Island and camping at Muskegon State Park. I might write a follow up about each if there’s something interesting to say about these trips.  Thanks to those who offered nice comments…See More
13 hours ago
Dirk van Putten replied to Dirk van Putten's discussion Lots of Windsurfing Gear for Sale
"Hello Cris:  I should have updated my listing. I sold all of the items you asked about. Thank you, Dirk"
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Cris replied to Dirk van Putten's discussion Lots of Windsurfing Gear for Sale
"Any chance you would sell one or two of those Naish Stealth Speed Sails? I'm interested in any of sails smaller than 6.5. I'll take that seat harness too. And maybe Goya Quad if it's still available depending on it's condition."
yesterday
Cris posted a blog post

September 2019 Planned Trips

This post is about two upcoming windsurfing trips: boating to Pelee Island and camping at Muskegon State Park. I might write a follow up about each if there’s something interesting to say about these trips.  Thanks to those who offered nice comments…See More
yesterday
Cris posted a discussion

Pelee Island, Ont. CA [9/14/2019]

Windsurfing Pelee Island, Ont. CA [9/14/2019]Getting ThereThe plan described in my last blog post talked about going to Canada by sea, well Lake Erie at least. My wife and I…See More
Thursday
Gottfried Hagen replied to Dirk van Putten's discussion Naish Boxer SL Sails
"Thank you!"
Monday
Dirk van Putten replied to Dirk van Putten's discussion Naish Boxer SL Sails
"Hello Gottfried: A person is buying the sails on September 28. The Boxer sails are the last of the sails that I had for sale. If it falls through then I will let you know. I sold all of the masts also. Thank you, Dirk"
Monday
Gottfried Hagen replied to Dirk van Putten's discussion Naish Boxer SL Sails
"Hi, are these, and/or the other quiver you announced still available? Would you be selling masts to go with them as well? - Gottfried gottfriedhagen@sbcglobal.net"
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Nothing like the Great Lakes

Where else can you sail past sunset and not worry about feeding any sea creatures.   We are lucky to like in the Great Lakes region.

Posted by Brian on September 1, 2019 at 11:52am

September 2019 Planned Trips

This post is about two upcoming windsurfing trips: boating to Pelee Island and camping at Muskegon State Park. I might write a follow up about each if there’s something interesting to say about these trips.  Thanks to those who offered nice comments on my last post about windsurfing + camping in Empire.

Trip 1 Pelee Island: 9/13/2019 thru 9/15/2019

Update: See my session post for more info on how it went down...

Last year about this time, my wife and I took our boat to Pelee Island for a weekend. We keep a 22’ Nautica Deluxe docked at my childhood home in Grosse Ile, which is located where the Detroit River meets Lake…

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Posted by Cris on August 23, 2019 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Camping + Windsurfing MI

Having some unused vacation days and lingering desire to somehow get sailing again. I decided to go on a quest to camp where the sailing is good, buy a new or used windsurfer, sail it and generally have a sailing vacation that's been missing from my life.

The Shop

Why buy? My windsurfing gear is about 20 years old. I got what I could afford at the time. As such that gear is old, heavy and slow. It served me well for years and years. I think it is well overdo to treat myself to a new rig. After all I work hard all year long, it's my cake day and there's a whole bunch of justifications I could make, but that's not the point.

My first thought was to head to Hatteras, rent some gear, try it before I buy it kind of thing. There was a great shop called Wind NC which had impressed me when I vacationed there in the past. Unfortunately, Wind NC moved from Hatteras and is now a online…

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Posted by Cris on August 19, 2019 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

OBX Slalom Event

It looks like Ron McKay took 13th place in the OBX Slalom event this week!   That's pretty awesome, given that field of windsurfers.  I see Glendon Gardner in at 30th and Scott Fohey in at 43.  I know Don Ferguson is also in there somewhere.  Congrat's to all!  Da Mitt was well-represented!

Posted by Brian on April 19, 2019 at 8:30am

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