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Avanti Rival C-100 490cm mast

I'm posting this for Mark who recently bought a new Avanti Rival C-100 490cm mast from Isthmus.Rigged it up and sailed it only 4 times, so it is in excellent condition.It comes with a very nice mast…Continue

Started Jul 20

Postcard from Maui

I never recommend living da Mitt during the summer, however if you have to then Maui is not bad.

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Started Jul 17

WTB - 2009 or newer 100-108L board
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A friend is looking for the above- probably FSW or Freeride shape.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary John Matthews Dec 22, 2016.

Mistral Equipe
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I've got a friend looking to sell an old Mistral Equipe.  It's lightly used and excellent condition.  I'll try to get some photos.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by William Feb 27.

 

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Avanti Rival C-100 490cm mast

I'm posting this for Mark who recently bought a new Avanti Rival C-100 490cm mast from Isthmus.Rigged it up and sailed it only 4 times, so it is in excellent condition.It comes with a very nice mast bag.It is a true constant curve bend and fits most sail brands very well.He will ship it in its original box and packaging to you, and will split the actual cost of shipping FedEx ground.He would like $395 for it.plunkett66vw@gmail comSee More
Jul 20
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Postcard from Maui

I never recommend living da Mitt during the summer, however if you have to then Maui is not bad.
Jul 17
Brian replied to Richard Raistrick's discussion WTB - Mistral Equipe or similar old style raceboard
"Richard, My neighbor finally hauled his mIstral out of his garage.  He's putting it on ebay soon, so let me know if you want to come see it.  He lives in Rochester Hills."
May 20
Brian replied to Richard Raistrick's discussion Foiling future
"Richard, There are no windsurfing stores in SE MI that I am aware of.  There are several online stores that have them.  Also, there's a windsurfing foil academy at slingshot coming soon: http://www.foil-academy.com/ Brian"
May 6
Brian replied to Chris Righi's discussion Weekend Wind!
"Chris, Word is that there's no windsurfing or kiting allowed at Blue Lagoon."
May 6
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Annual Cass Lake Swap Meet at Dodge Park #4 / Cass Lake

May 13, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
A cash and carry, no commission event. Bring your used gear.You are responsible for your equipment.Beginners welcome – we’ll help you find the right gear.Organized by Bob Schoen -  rmschoen@aol.comSee More
Apr 25
Lawrence T Hoff commented on Brian's blog post Hatteras IWT Race Results
"Go Don!"
Apr 24
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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 Positionpoints 1st racepoints 2nd racetotal pointsOpen Race (84 entries)jersey numberfirst racesecond raceoverall16FoheyScott44USA16193527FriskeJim41USA35245944SchoenBob22USA40488864BacelisMarcos95USA805713766DelaneyDan99USA8059139Free Ride 6.5 and under (71…See More
Apr 23

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Metro Beach, Caseville, Cass Lake, Stony Creek
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Sturgeon Bay, Wilderness St. Park

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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…

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

New App: WaterSpotr - Where are your buddies sailing today

US Windsurfing just put out a new app with launch sites and instant connectivity - and of course Facebook integration.  They used some of the site from the map that Dave Dalquist put together, but they still need to add many more Michigan sites.  It's available for iPhone and Android, so check it out.

http://uswindsurfing.org/…

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Posted on March 22, 2017 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

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 on December 9, 2016 at 8:18am

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…

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Posted on July 29, 2016 at 3:35pm

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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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