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"Hi Brian. Thanks for the reply. I'd be interested to take a look. Where are you located?"
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Brian replied to Richard Raistrick's discussion WTB - Mistral Equipe or similar old style raceboard
"Richard, My neighbor has one in mint condition.  It's packed away in his garage and he's having some construction, so I can't get pics right now.  If you're interested, send me a note."
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WTB - Mistral Equipe or similar old style raceboard

I'm located in SE Michigan but willing to drive if necessary.See More
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Windsurfing equipment for sale, c. 1990 – Make an offer!

One “ready to sail” complete package of used windsurfing equipment located in southwestern Michigan includes: One Seatrend Hybrid 9.7 (287 cm) board by Angulo, Hawaii with attached fin and DaKine footstraps Four sails:One Seing 7.5, in carrying…See More
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On days like this we must surf

Saw this on the Reef Warriors site.  Great winter stoke.

On Days Like These We Must Surf from Jake Kovnat on Vimeo.

Posted by Brian on December 9, 2016 at 8:18am

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.  

-Jim

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

Aloha

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.…

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

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