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16th Annual Windsurfing Swap Meet at Dodge #4 State Park on Cass Lake

May 11, 2019 from 10am to 2pm
Please pass the word for the 2019 Windsurfing Swap Meet. Thanks, Bob SchoenSee More
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Bob Schoen replied to Huckleberry's discussion $1300 Full Windsurfing System in Ann Arbor (reduced!)
"Hi Huck. I forwarded your post to my fellow local guys and added it to the Detroit Area Windsurfing Group FB page. Not sure how anxious you are to unload it. I host a swap in the spring, likely May 11 this year at Cass Lake that you would…"
Feb 14
Huckleberry replied to Huckleberry's discussion $1500 Full Windsurfing System in Ann Arbor
"Bob,  I just noticed this. Yes, I still have everything.  Are they still interested? if so, can you please text me at 954 881 4825 Thanks!"
Feb 14
Jim O'Donnell left a comment for Tad Archer
"In Michigan I am focused on sailing Lake Michigan. But since I live in Oregon, I do most of my sailing in the Columbia River Gorge. I haven’t had great luck getting wind to cooperate on my Michigan visits. I did have one fantastic day of…"
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Tad Archer left a comment for Tad Archer
"I meant to text “where do you sail here?”"
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Tad Archer left a comment for Jim O'Donnell
"Hey Jim I think I figured this out. Tadmaui56@gmail.com Thank you! Tad"
Feb 3
 

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Instructor info and new book for all windsurfers

There is a new windsurfing instructor program taking hold. https://www.windsurfingipa.org/

The web site is worth a look. It is supported by many pros and others to help promote the sport. It is geared towards getting more instructors out there, but there is a lot of related info as well. It appears to be better supported than US Sailing was (they are also backing this program and forgoing theirs). They are offering a gratis Level 1 rating for those with a US Sailing Instructor rating if you "join" and buy the book they are promoting. Registering is free. The book is about $70 depending on where you order. Already having a US Sailing rating, I went ahead and did sign up and got the book (so I will get my Level 1 rating). It is pretty awesome. It is 477 pages of full color photos and verbiage describing any trick and technique you can imagine and likely many you never knew existed. It gives tips and steps to take to learn moves and…

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Posted by Bob Schoen on September 1, 2018 at 6:38pm

Top Ten Reasons for Women to Date a Windsurfer (Encore Valentine's Day Edition)

From our love-sick Long Island friends at www.peconicpuffin.com:

Ladies, are you still searching for that special someone? Consider looking amongst the windsurfers:



1. The ratio of men to women is 4 to 1.

2. They can talk about something besides football.

3. They don’t smell too bad because it’s a good bet they’ve gotten wet recently.

4. They have another interest besides sex.

5. You know they’re rich enough to afford windsurfing equipment.

6. You always get the latest weather report, several times a day.

7. They are capable of commitment, at least to their sport.

8. They have no issues about wearing rubber.

9. You always know where they are, at least when it’s windy.

10. Windsurfers are generally fit, tanned, and have cute butts.

Non-windsurfing men should NOT...repeat NOT...pursue windsurfing women, unless they are prepared to immediately throw themselves into…

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Posted by Brian on February 14, 2018 at 6:00pm

Hatteras IWT Race Results

Some fellow Michiganders and a Windsorite did pretty well in the IWT races in Hatteras this past week.  Here are some of the results for the locals, courtesy of Bob Shoen:

Results - FINAL Position

points 1st race

points 2nd race

total points

Open Race (84 entries)

jersey number

first race

second race

overall

16

Fohey

Scott

44

USA

16

19

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Posted by Brian on April 23, 2017 at 8:36pm — 1 Comment

New App: WaterSpotr - Where are your buddies sailing today

US Windsurfing just put out a new app with launch sites and instant connectivity - and of course Facebook integration.  They used some of the site from the map that Dave Dalquist put together, but they still need to add many more Michigan sites.  It's available for iPhone and Android, so check it out.

http://uswindsurfing.org/

Posted by Brian on March 22, 2017 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

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