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Chris Ferrara
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Leelanau peninsula
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Hey all,I'm spending a week in leelanau and planning on sailing! The wind forcast looks promising as well! Does anyone have tips for launch spots? I'm thinking Cathead Bay would be ideal, but access…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dalquist Aug 27, 2013.

!!!Sails and mast for sale!!!
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Two sails and mast for sale!2010 7.0m Gaastra Matrix. Purchased new in 2012... used all last season... Great condition,  usual creases in the film from rigging and de-rigging... Fast sail! Handles…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Ferrara May 26, 2013.

 

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Chris Ferrara replied to Richard Raistrick's discussion Foiling future
"Slingshot now has a windsurfing devision that revolves around foiling. http://www.slingshotsports.com/WINDSURF That being said, Great Lakes Surf Shop in Saint Clair Shores carries the Slingshot line. And has some foils in the shop give Brian a…"
May 15
Chris Ferrara posted a status
"Is the Cass Swap happening this year?"
Apr 6
Chris Ferrara replied to Ben Skudrna's discussion New freemove boards
"Yeah. That's the problem. We are never riding demos in our home waters. I ride mainly lake Saint Clair. Which you know Brian is never the same conditions. So, having a board with a really wide range would be ideal. These new wide shortboards;…"
Jan 6
Chris Ferrara replied to Ben Skudrna's discussion New freemove boards
"Yes that was me! Good luck on your board search. It's always a tough choice since we can never test ride these damn things."
Jan 4
Chris Ferrara replied to Ben Skudrna's discussion New freemove boards
"Hey Ben, I'm 205lbs. And I mainly sail a 145L Goya FXr. It's a sporty board, and really good in lake Saint Clair chop. A lot of nose rocker makes it excel when its rough. It's about 75cm wide and sails anything from 5.5 in a pinch and…"
Jan 3
Chris Ferrara commented on Chris Ferrara's blog post Glenn lake area launches
"Thanks guys! Good info!"
Aug 16, 2016
Dave Dalquist commented on Chris Ferrara's blog post Glenn lake area launches
"Map = https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1EtzgR1BQl1HUVGDVm3yxjYY-2ag Select the "Michigan - N.W. Lower Peninsula" option. I've not updated it in a while. Empire now charges for parking, and their beach is much smaller due to…"
Aug 16, 2016
Tim Byrd commented on Chris Ferrara's blog post Glenn lake area launches
"I'll be up there all next week. The end of Esch Rd (co rd 610), Empire beach, Little Glen Day use area, Glen Haven Cannery, the end of Bay Lane (co rd 675), Good Harbor beach (the end of co rd 669) are all places I've sailed or kited in…"
Aug 16, 2016
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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.
Aug 16, 2016
Chris Ferrara replied to Darlene House's discussion Looking for a kids windsurfing boom, mast and sail
"I have a kids Boom and a 2.5m Sail Works Ripper in good shape. I'll unload for $100 total. I use the mast for other sales. So it's not for sale. A new chinook epoxy mast is about $130."
Aug 16, 2016
Chris Ferrara replied to Tom Prus's discussion looking for a used sailboard package
"Hey Douglas, sorry, I can't part with it just yet. I decided to keep it."
May 28, 2016
Chris Ferrara replied to Tom Prus's discussion looking for a used sailboard package
"Hey Tom, I have a nice option. I'm unloading an Exocet WindSUP 11'8". This is seriously a one board quiver. I've had it out with a 9.5 down to a 5.2 and kicks ass. Also, will be selling the 9.5ezzy and 490 ezzy mast as well.…"
May 4, 2016
Chris Ferrara replied to Matt Lennert's discussion Starboard & BlkBox SUPs for Sale
"The Sidwinder is a fantastic board!! Anyone would be lucky to have this one of a kind with a race heritage! I've ridden it and raced against it! Very fast! Very fun!"
Oct 13, 2014
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Jul 6, 2014
Chris Ferrara replied to Chris Righi's discussion Alternatives to Blue Lagoon?
"Chris, the location is Lexington State Harbor. Park at the boat launch. Beach is on the south side of lot. Follow Brian's direction. Just make sure you park your gear in front of the public access between the first and second house. The…"
Jun 13, 2014
Chris Ferrara replied to Don Ferguson's discussion Why I prefer a rubber universal over a tendon!
"I'm kidding of course, but the black chinook tendons I hear are more durable. Carbon being the factor that makes them black and also the reason they last longer."
Jun 13, 2014

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Where do you sail most often?
Lake St. Clair
Favorite Sailing Site in MI
Van's Beach Lealand MI

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At 6:52am on August 31, 2013, Matt Lennert said…

Hey Chris - Sounds like you had an incredible trip!  Good for you!  We drove from TC down the west side and took 96 back across so we did get to see a bit, but I'll be heading back that way next week for work and I'm super excited to explore it some more.  I will be at the Holland event so I'll look forward to seeing you there.  Have a great weekend!  Matt.

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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 on August 16, 2016 at 9:03am — 3 Comments

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