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Hey, fellow midwest windsurfers! My name is Jim. I just joined MI Windsurfing forum. I'm a native Michigander from Milan (S. of Ann Arbor). I learned to windsurf at the Univ. of Wisconsin in 1991, and have been doing it as often as I can ever since. I live in Oregon, west of Portland, so I do most of my sailing in the Gorge these days.
My wife and I just bought a place near Lake Michigan that will eventually be our retirement home. But that is several years out. I have a Mistral Screamer (old style) 103L board there and sails ranging from 4.2 to 6.7m^2. I'm looking to pick up a 7.5m^2 sail and another board in the 118-130L range for lighter wind days. Used gear is plentiful here in the Gorge.
Heading to Michigan in a few weeks for some vacation. Hoping for some wind. I've been spoiled by the Gorge conditions. Over the 4th of July weekend I sailed three straight days in 20-35mph winds and got blown off the water on my 4.2m^2 sail and 90L board on the last…Continue
Posted by Jim O'Donnell on July 12, 2016 at 1:48pm
I get this question a lot, so I thought I should put it out there. Does anyone know of a place to rent/borrow windsurfing gear in MI? Two or three people, who will be vacationing in the TC area, want to rent equipment. Can anyone help?
The lack of rental gear certainly is not helping our sport.