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  • Ann Arbor, MI
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St Pete Beach, Fort De Soto, Florida Jan 2020
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I'm heading to Florida this winter for a few days sailing trip. I'm camping at Fort De Soto. I'm looking for some sun and some wind. But apart from that, should be nice respite from Michigan's winter…Continue

Tags: winter, gear

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Nov 25.

October 2019
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https://youtu.be/jsDI_M3D8H8Who's sailing where?Im thinking St Clair might be fun this Friday 10/11…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence T Hoff Oct 13.

Seatrend Refresh

I have this old Seatrend, and I think it desires a little refresh.It could…Continue

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Started Sep 29

9/22/2019
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Maybe there will be a little wind from the south tomorrow afternoon, Sunday 9/22. LCZ460-212015-…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Sep 30.

 

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Brian replied to Cris's discussion St Pete Beach, Fort De Soto, Florida Jan 2020
"I totally agree.   In Michigan there are too many days between sessions, making it hard to progress."
Nov 25
Lawrence T Hoff replied to Cris's discussion St Pete Beach, Fort De Soto, Florida Jan 2020
"Have fun in Bonaire and in the ABK clinic.  At the risk of sounding like a shameless plug for ABK, I firmly believe that immersive learning from top-notch instructors is the best way to up your game.  Take some pictures to make the rest of…"
Nov 24
Brian replied to Cris's discussion St Pete Beach, Fort De Soto, Florida Jan 2020
"Well, I've been there 10 times.  It's one of the best places in the world to learn new things due to the shallow, warm water and consistent winds.   I'll be taking the ABK clinic with Andy Brandt."
Nov 16
Cris replied to Cris's discussion St Pete Beach, Fort De Soto, Florida Jan 2020
"Thanks Larry. I like cross-country skiing and find MI being mostly flat is a good place for it at pretty much any park or golf course. We got 11" of it on Monday. Too bad my boot binding snapped, so no XC for me until I get new boots. Downhill…"
Nov 16
Lawrence T Hoff replied to Cris's discussion St Pete Beach, Fort De Soto, Florida Jan 2020
"OK, I'll break the silence. Thanks for asking, Chris, but I'll pass.  In the winter, my attention generally turns to skiing.  I'm OK with taking a windsurfing trip to a place with reliable, strong, steady wind, like the…"
Nov 16
Cris replied to Cris's discussion Anyone interested in a Winter Trip to FL?
"Right on! Let us know how you like Bonaire."
Nov 16
Brian replied to Cris's discussion Anyone interested in a Winter Trip to FL?
"Cris, I've been to Tampa area, Fort Myers area (Pine Island), and Calema Windsurfing on Merrit Island.  Tampa and Merrit Island had the most windsurfers. I'm using my only time off to go to Bonaire this winter. Brian"
Nov 15
Cris replied to Cris's discussion Anyone interested in a Winter Trip to FL?
"Ugh... the silence. Good thing I'm fine going solo. Maybe I'll post about my adventure here or somewhere else. I'm looking forward to it."
Nov 14
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Anyone interested in a Winter Trip to FL?

I'm heading to Florida this winter for a few days sailing trip. I'm camping at Fort De Soto. I'm looking for some sun and some wind. But apart from that, should be nice respite from Michigan's winter climate.http://www.pinellascounty.org/park/camping.htmI've decided against hotels and going camping. I be driving…See More
Oct 27
Lawrence T Hoff replied to Cris's discussion October 2019
"   I should have used my F2 80 liter wave board.  That board sticks well to the water, even disorganized chop.  However, that board was in Lansing, so I used what I had: my 105 liter freestyle board.  That was OK, but I…"
Oct 13
Cris replied to Cris's discussion October 2019
"Wow!! That sounds very fun. I'd say 'wish I was there' but I'm not sailing anything smaller than 5.9. I have this 4.7 but can't trust it I like this punch out technique. Thanks for sharing. What size board did you use?"
Oct 13
Lawrence T Hoff replied to Cris's discussion October 2019
"4.6 at Muskegon today.  It felt like 25 knots with occasional higher gusts.  Lots of kites, but I was the only (lonely) windsurfer.  When launching, I had to “punch out” through the shore break, just like you described,…"
Oct 12
Cris replied to Cris's discussion October 2019
"Friday (10/11/2019) was lighter than I wanted but good exercise. It was fun to practice jibes. The water was cool not cold but rather nasty with seaweed. Traffic from AA was not nice. Enough so that I'm looking for other spots. When I was…"
Oct 12
Cris replied to Cris's discussion October 2019
"Very cool Lawrence. I'm interested in three light wind drills. I had a hard time doing post from my phone. Was trying to link a YouTube tut on non planning pivot jibes.  I've been hearing Dodge 4 is interesting so Sunday remains a…"
Oct 9
Lawrence T Hoff replied to Cris's discussion October 2019
"    Wunderground says that a cold front will cross the state on Friday,  followed by a couple days of (cold) clearing winds.  It’s nice when Mother Nature aligns with the weekend calendar.  Maybe a double-play…"
Oct 9
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October 2019

https://youtu.be/jsDI_M3D8H8Who's sailing where?Im thinking St Clair might be fun this Friday 10/11…See More
Oct 8

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Favorite Sailing Site in MI
Elberta Beach

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September 2019 Planned Trips

This post is about two upcoming windsurfing trips: boating to Pelee Island and camping at Muskegon State Park. I might write a follow up about each if there’s something interesting to say about these trips.  Thanks to those who offered nice comments on my last post about windsurfing + camping in Empire.

Trip 1 Pelee Island: 9/13/2019 thru…

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Posted on August 23, 2019 at 3:30pm — 11 Comments

Camping + Windsurfing MI

Having some unused vacation days and lingering desire to somehow get sailing again. I decided to go on a quest to camp where the sailing is good, buy a new or used windsurfer, sail it and generally have a sailing vacation that's been missing from my life.

The Shop

Why buy? My windsurfing gear is about 20 years old. I got what I could afford at the time. As such that gear is old, heavy and slow. It served me well for years and years. I think it is well overdo to…

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Posted on August 19, 2019 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

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At 3:34pm on October 6, 2019, Lawrence T Hoff said…

    Chris,

    I hope you enjoyed Muskegon this weekend.  When I looked up the Muskegon buoy earlier today, it read 18 knots.  I had hoped to join you, but life got in the way.  For what its worth, I'm hoping to get out to Muskegon next weekend (if life does not intervene).

At 2:22pm on November 23, 2017, Jim Hill said…

Chris G from Ford?

 
 
 

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