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Bob Schoen replied to Huckleberry's discussion $1300 Full Windsurfing System in Ann Arbor (reduced!)
"try texting that number"
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Cris replied to Huckleberry's discussion $1300 Full Windsurfing System in Ann Arbor (reduced!)
"Did it sell? If not let me know. I'm also in Ann Arbor."
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Cris replied to Huckleberry's discussion Any Ann Arbor windsurfers out there?
"Hey all, if there are any windsurfing fanatics still out there in 2019, lets talk. I want to get back into the sport at some point. My gear is old and terrible. It was well used and I've made the best of it. I wish I had the kind of rental gear…"
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Urs Geiger is now a member of Michigan Windsurfing
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Lawrence T Hoff replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion I've got blisters on my fingers (with apologies to Ringo Starr) - long session on Lake Lansing - 7/27
"    Dinosaur,  if you want company, even (especially?) on a non-planing day, let me know.  With enough advance notice, I can schlep my gear from Lansing.  If you want company without giving much advance notice, you’ll…"
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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

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

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

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