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Started Jul 23, 2014

Post Cards from Maui

I never recommend leaving Michigan during the summer - t's a beautiful place.  But, I'm in Maui for the next couple weeks, recovering from my only daughter's wedding, and I thought I'd post a…Continue

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"I want that place too!"
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Brian replied to Mark Beauman's discussion NO WIND HELP!!
"We had morning, afternoon and evening sessions at Caseville.  After no wind for me all summer, I am beat. MI Windsurfing on Facebook"
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Brian replied to Mark Beauman's discussion NO WIND HELP!!
"Yeah, we're all starved.  Looks like we might finally get something!"
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Rendezvous at the Reservoir - Today!

Today:  The Rendezvous at the Reservoir Will Be July 18 AND 19, 2015 At The NEW LONDON RESERVOIR PARK AND CAMPGROUND in new London, OH.   The Rendezvous is now on the US Windsurfing National Race Tour.There will be Open, Hybrid, and Kona classes, and this year there will be a FREEGATTA.  There will be no charge for racing.  We hope to encourage beginners and those who have never raced before to join in on the fun.   Casual sailboarders and land-lovers are also encouraged to attend this great…See More
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The thrilling story of the Original Windsurfer

via Surfer Today:03 July 2015 | WindsurfingThe Original Windsurfer was born in the 1960s. One day in January 1967, at a cocktail party in Pacific Palisades, sailor Jim Drake and surfer Hoyle Schweitzer started talking about combining sailing and surfing. After hearing them for a while, Diane - Hoyle's wife - challenged both brains to act and do something.Eight months later,…See More
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Windsurfing Lake St. Clair, Spring 2015

"It's been a tough spring. Good to see some familiar characters!"
Jun 16
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"2+ hrs and dry!  She already is an awesome sailor!"
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Where do you sail most often?
Metro Beach, Caseville, Cass Lake, Stony Creek
Favorite Sailing Site in MI
Sturgeon Bay, Wilderness St. Park

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Rendezvous at the Reservoir - Today!

Today:  The Rendezvous at the Reservoir Will Be July 18 AND 19, 2015 At The NEW LONDON RESERVOIR PARK AND CAMPGROUND in new London, OH.   The Rendezvous is now on the US Windsurfing National Race Tour.

There will be Open, Hybrid, and Kona classes, and this year there will be a FREEGATTA.  There will be no charge for racing.  We hope to encourage beginners and those who have never raced before to join in on the fun.   Casual sailboarders and land-lovers are also encouraged to attend…

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Posted on July 18, 2015 at 11:09am

The thrilling story of the Original Windsurfer

via Surfer Today:

The Original Windsurfer: a fierce competition in Huntington Lake, California, October, 1976 | Photo: TheOriginalWindsurfer.com

The Original Windsurfer was born in the 1960s. One day in January 1967, at a cocktail party in Pacific Palisades, sailor Jim Drake and surfer Hoyle Schweitzer…

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Posted on July 6, 2015 at 11:30am

The Season has Started!

 . . . at least for the MI Windsurfers who've headed to Hatteras.  Don Ferguson is posting daily on his FB page.…

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Posted on April 4, 2015 at 3:24pm — 2 Comments

Annual Cass Lake Spring Swap Meet

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 6:27pm

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At 12:11pm on June 14, 2013, JEFFREY MOORE said…

Hi Brian:

 I have not windsurfed in about 30 years and am looking for advice on equipment. Thinking about getting back into it again. I miss sailing. Have you any advice on starter to mid-level equipment? Used is OK also. Thanks for the help

Jeff

At 6:01pm on November 14, 2012, Gary John Matthews said…

dang, and I thought it was a given

At 2:47pm on July 12, 2012, Shane Crean said…

Hi Brian,

Do you have the bic fin still for sale, how much would P&P to Ireland cost?

Shane

At 2:06pm on June 15, 2012, Linda A. Merlo said…

Looks interesting.  I'll think about checking it out.

At 9:37am on June 15, 2012, Linda A. Merlo said…

Thanks,

Good Info.  I'll probably head to Cass Lake tomorrow and see if I can get in on a 90 F day.

Linda

At 10:14am on May 16, 2012, Nilesh Shah said…

Thanks for the welcome message.  

I used to sail long time ago (last sailed in 1997) at Stoney creek and Orchard lake.   I am planning to get back to Windsurfing and introduce my son (19) and daughter (16) to this wonderful sport.   Was glad to see this website for michigan windsurfing community.   I am looking for equipment (sold mine in 97) and feel bad that I missed the swap meet held at Dodge Park earlier this month.

 

 

At 10:51am on April 28, 2012, Steve Penn said…

Brian, Thanks for the welcome--I stumbled onto MW from a link on Windsurfing Int'l mag site. Nice to connect with this community. We have a small group of sailors living along the shore between the old Breakers-on-the-Bay and Port Crescent campground. I'm here almost full time. Hope to meet you in person some day. Do I understand that you are from Lake Orion? That has been our home for over 30 years.

Regards,

Steve

At 2:46pm on April 3, 2012, Dirk van Putten said…
Hello Brian

Did my comment make it back to you? I hope you are having some good spring wind.

Thank you, Dirk
At 12:18pm on March 31, 2012, Brad B said…

Thanks for the welcome.  Lake Geneva is a small obscure lake in Northern Michigan (near Onaway).   Not particularly great windsurfing, but that's where I seem to be most.  

Do you happen to know if there will be a Windsurfing swap meet anywhere in Michigan this Spring?

At 10:36pm on March 29, 2012, Dirk van Putten said…
Former?
Once a Michigander, always a Michigander. I grew up right on Lake Michigan about 1 mile north of the Holland pier. I taught windsurfing for the Surf Shop in Holland. I started windsurfing in 1980.
I am thrilled there is a Michigan windsurfing group.
Thank you, Dirk
 
 
 

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