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Kevin Gratton left a comment for Josh Cuthbert
"Thanks Josh,  it was great to see you and your fine family last season during the Windsurfing Clinic. Feel free to come up and camp at the shop and enjoy.  The water is 52 degrees already, I've been out foiling."
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William is now a member of Michigan Windsurfing
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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. …See More
Apr 19
Ross Maynard replied to Ross Maynard's discussion Free Windsurfer
"Hello Michele I'm sorry for not getting back to you.  I gave the equipment to a young guy (around 20 yrs old) who was very excited about learning to sail.  Hopefully, he spent last summer tooling around on Lake Lansing. …"
Apr 18
Josh Cuthbert replied to Brian's discussion Windsurfing Launches
"Haven’t yet checked out Diamond. But I do like Eagle"
Apr 17
Josh Cuthbert left a comment for Kevin Gratton
"It’s a great shop. Kevin and crew are knowledgeable and awesome to work with. Can’t wait to make it back up to Fon Du Lac this season"
Apr 17
Brian replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion Opening day 2019 in Michigan!
"I'm jealous.  Off the water this summer rehabing a torn bicep."
Apr 16
Dave French posted a discussion

For Sale: Hot Sails Maui MicroFreak Youth Sails

2.8 & 3.8 sq. m Hot Sails Maui MicroFreak youth sails...includes 100% carbon 310 cm Hot Sails Maui Hot Rod RDM wave mast with bag, 310 cm Sailworks Ripper fibreglass RDM mast with bag, Chinook boom (1) with harness lines, Chinook RDM mast…See More
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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

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

35…

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

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