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Interpreting wind meters and forecasts

Here's a really well done video on how to interpret the wind forecasts (from Sailboardsforum.com)https://youtu.be/HJ2Wp8B8UnsSee More
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Bob Schoen replied to Derek Busch's discussion Used gear available for sale
"Hi Derek. Another way to get exposure for your gear.... a lot of local folks use the DAWG Detroit Area Windsurfing Group on Facebook as well.  If that doesn't do it, I will be posting  a notice here for a swap in May at Cass Lake that…"
Dec 13, 2019
Brian replied to Cris's discussion St Pete Beach, Fort De Soto, Florida Jan 2020
"I totally agree.   In Michigan there are too many days between sessions, making it hard to progress."
Nov 25, 2019
Lawrence T Hoff replied to Cris's discussion St Pete Beach, Fort De Soto, Florida Jan 2020
"Have fun in Bonaire and in the ABK clinic.  At the risk of sounding like a shameless plug for ABK, I firmly believe that immersive learning from top-notch instructors is the best way to up your game.  Take some pictures to make the rest of…"
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Interpreting wind meters and forecasts

Here's a really well done video on how to interpret the wind forecasts (from Sailboardsforum.com)

https://youtu.be/HJ2Wp8B8Uns

Posted by Brian on February 3, 2020 at 2:30pm

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 — 11 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

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