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Superfreak 6.0

HOT SAILS MAUI CUSTOM 6.0 2015Classic version, 430cm mast. Delivered in June 2015 , little use excellent condition.$ consider intelligent offer. Shipping around $30See More
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F2 HORNET 154 with Awesome Board Bag

I'm selling a 154L f2 HornetI'm reducing my fleet.  Hopefully I don't regret selling this gem because it is so versatile.This board is in great condition!  Planes really quick, I've sailed it from a 5.5 up to a 8.0 and I would go larger if I had a…See More
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TWC Marathon Races - Windsurf and SUP at Toronto Windsurfing Club,

September 25, 2016 all day
The Toronto Windsurfing Club is holding windsurfing and SUP races around Toronto Island on Sept. 25th. See the attached flyers.…See More
Sep 10
Ben Skudrna replied to Ben Skudrna's discussion Ocean Rodeo Drysuits
"Thank you for all of the great advice I am a newbie to Drysuits and some of these tips will definitely help me out. And you are right there are not to many people who want to sail when it is below 40 degrees. But I think windsurfing can be much…"
Sep 7
Pete Badra replied to Ben Skudrna's discussion Ocean Rodeo Drysuits
"I've used an O'neill Boost drysuit for several years now, with polypro pants and jacket or shirt for insulation.  Here are some +'s and -'s compared to wetsuits that I've found. + Along with dakine mitts, 5mm…"
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Glenn lake area launches

I'm heading to Glenn Lake for a week. Do you guys have any tips on good WS launches in the area? Glenn lake and Lake Michigan Sleeping Bear area? Thanks for any advice.

Posted by Chris Ferrara on August 16, 2016 at 9:03am — 3 Comments

Skunked :(

Well, I just got back from a two week vacation on Lake Michigan.  I finally have a place to store my gear and I was so looking forward to some sailing on the big Lake.  But the gear just sat and sat and sat, waiting for the wind that never happened.  So disappointed.

On the bright side . . . I have never seen Lake Michigan so clean and clear.  After a few days of calm, the lake settled out and I could see the bottom plain as day in 10' of water.  As an added bonus, there was not any of the usual churn of dead algae and seaweed sloshing around close to shore either.  It really was amazing.  Now if only I could order up some wind.  I'm not asking for much. . . .just a steady 15-25mph breeze.  Please.

Next year's vacation will not be scheduled in the dog days of August.  


Posted by Jim O'Donnell on August 12, 2016 at 5:58pm — 1 Comment


I usually don't recommend leaving MI in the summer - it's a beautiful state with great beaches (and no sharks).   However, for wind there's always Maui.  At 200 lbs, I could not hold onto a 4.7 the last two mornings.  Jeannie was on a 2.8, and Dan Katlein sailed a 3.5 all day long, two days in a row!  The Trades are just awesome.  You wake up any time, have some breakfast, maybe a little exercise and stretching session.  By 11am, you can almost assume that the winds will be blowing.  For some reason, when the wind meters say 21 mph at home, I'm on a 6.5-6.9 m2 sail.  Here, I'm on a 5.4 or maybe smaller.  Pretty awesome place if you can't be in Michigan.

If you look carefully (or click to expand), you'll see the tiny windsurfers.  No on is on bigger than an 86L board and probably a 4.5 sail.…


Posted by Brian on July 29, 2016 at 3:35pm

2006 Mistral Windsurfer - excellent condiiton

Windsurf board, sail & accessories - $400 (Irish Hills Marina at Wamplers lake) - Call Chris at 517-266-0746
14975 Wamplers Lake Rd

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condition: excellent
engine hours (total): 0
length overall (LOA): 7
make / manufacturer: Mistral
model name / number: Slalom 340
propulsion type: sail

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Minstral Slalom 340 Windsurfer for sale.

Super Vision 6.7 sail; mast 480cm Boom 200cm

Accessories include harness, straps, etc.

Posted by Howard Dawson on July 15, 2016 at 7:00pm


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