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!7th annual Cass Lake Swap!

Great turn out and  wonderful afternoon weather made for an awesome windsurfing meet!So great to link up with so many of our friends!!Thanks to Bob Shoen for doing such a great job of putting on this…Continue

Started May 15

JP hard SUP/windsurfer!

JP SUP 11' 8' X31"   with 2 fins, leash , paddle and bag!can be used as a wind SUP (sail/rig not included!)lightly used with a few minor surface scratches!great condition!$600.00Call me at…Continue

Started May 11

Where is everybody,or ,, maybe I better shut up!!!

Shot was taken the last few days of our Eastern Seaboard trip!  we were to camp on Lake Oneida in New York state. arrived to huge on shore winds but we got there late so it was unfortunately out of…Continue

Started Jul 29, 2015

Things we learned!
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Things we learned from each other in Hatteras this spring,,1)  Tape your mast.  We keep extra rolls of electrical tape with our windsurfing gear and tape the seams on our masts to prevent sand from…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Ferguson May 7, 2015.

 

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Don Ferguson replied to Jan Kramer's discussion Recreational Windsurfing in/near Oakland county?
"Bob Shoen's e-mail list is the one you might want but i am not sure if he wants his e-mail printed here with out his permission! So I could send it to you in private if you like!  He has a group that sails Cass Lake!"
Jun 21
Don Ferguson replied to Jan Kramer's discussion Recreational Windsurfing in/near Oakland county?
"Hi Jan contact me accept my friend request and I will send you an e-mail address with a great contact! I am not sure if he wants it broadcast so better in private!"
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!7th annual Cass Lake Swap!

Great turn out and  wonderful afternoon weather made for an awesome windsurfing meet!So great to link up with so many of our friends!!Thanks to Bob Shoen for doing such a great job of putting on this event!See More
May 15
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JP hard SUP/windsurfer!

JP SUP 11' 8' X31"   with 2 fins, leash , paddle and bag!can be used as a wind SUP (sail/rig not included!)lightly used with a few minor surface scratches!great condition!$600.00Call me at 519-979-0610!See More
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OBX-WIND 2016

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May 4, 2016
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Ron & Annabel!

"Congrat's to Ron and Annabel!  Awesome showing from the Great Lakes."
Apr 26, 2016
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Hatteras 2016

David Young!
Apr 16, 2016
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Big days

"Hearty looking group, but what are you watching on TV?"
Apr 14, 2016
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Us

"Smiles,,, and also a bunch of wet people!"
Oct 19, 2015
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Where is everybody,or ,, maybe I better shut up!!!

Shot was taken the last few days of our Eastern Seaboard trip!  we were to camp on Lake Oneida in New York state. arrived to huge on shore winds but we got there late so it was unfortunately out of the question. Next morning,, still blowing out for an am sesh then a lunch break and back out in the afternoon again,, sated!!! Leaving the next morning and it is still blowing,, wow! No other windsurfers no kiters,, great windy onshore conditions no weeds.. where is everybody???????This place is a…See More
Jul 29, 2015

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Where do you sail most often?
Lake St. Clair,,, Rondeau BAy
Favorite Sailing Site in MI
Lake Michigan

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Merry Christmas to all from Ann and Myself!!

 

Hopefullyt 2011 is a better year. Lots of snow and good conditions for downhill snow boarding and snow kiting, right now. I have had four decent sessions so far this year with more to come. Good luck and favourable winds to those that travel South. See you in Avon NC. middle two weeks of April. If you can be there let us know we would love to meet up with you. We are also going to make a very strong effort to get over and sail Blue Lagoon with you this upcoming spring.

Posted on December 23, 2010 at 8:02am — 1 Comment

windsensor

Wind sensor is up and running at Rondeau Bay as of 7pm tonight. yahooo!!!

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 10:01pm — 1 Comment

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At 5:25pm on October 15, 2012, Mark Slicker said…

I can come early Thursday (before 4pm) if that works for you, but no rush, probably won't sail it this season unless I get a wet suit/dry suit and get my sail repaired.

At 3:03pm on October 15, 2012, Mark Slicker said…

Hi Don, I think it may be a good board for me, if not maybe I can pass it on to someone else. Your profile says you live in Windsor, do you ever cross into Detroit? If not maybe I can go there, I'm about 45 minutes from Detroit.

At 6:32pm on October 14, 2012, Mark Slicker said…

Ok, do you think this would be a good board for a lake? I'm not that familiar with the newer equipment. I weight around 175. I normally just sail on higher wind days but I'd like to extend my sailing days a bit, so I'm thinking of pairing it with a 7.5 for medium days and maybe 5.5 for higher wind days. I got the feeling my 6.5 was little under powered for me on some days I wanted to sail, and a little overpowered on the windiest days here.

At 9:06am on August 10, 2012, Darlene House said…
Hmmm. Hate to admit this, but am new to this type of format (have avoided most forms (forums) of social media until today. Not sure if you received the other 2 replies I sent, so if you did, my apologies for duplication. I want to re-orientate myself to the sport but still need to get some equipment since my older equipment is and may not be compatible with the newer eqpt. Benie tells me the sails, etc are redesigned. I was hoping to use my older sails as they are in excellent shape.......worth it or not?
At 10:25am on August 28, 2011, JAY ADAMS said…

I did in the day, but no I'm not the Cali one.

You guys have any good shape long boards floating around? My Mistral OD is about dead and replacement parts are hard to find these days.

Jay

At 8:55pm on March 10, 2011, Russ Dewar said…

Hi Don, 

We actually saw the house start to go. It was in North Rodanthe. I am going to Hatteras in the Spring. I go with a group of people every Spring and Fall. Brian is doing a great job. It is a lot of work.

Great to be a part of this group.

Russ

At 9:09am on October 29, 2010, Tom Janicki said…
Oh Yeah - It would have taken 2 broken legs to keep me off the water Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday sailed a mellow 5.0 day at Metro Beach and Wednesday I got on the water again at Metro Beach. Rigged the smallest, 4.0 Ezzy to the max. Winds ranged from 25 - 46 mph. Pinched well up wind during the big blasts then during the 25-30 lulls I would head off the wind and ride the swell on what felt like effortless rides.
Very unusually smooth swell made for slashing and sending up spray that would turn into a mist and blow 40 - 50 down wind. I sailed till 5:30 the late arrivals sailed beyond sunset. Excellent Hi-Wind session.
Detroit Free Press and Detroit News were snapping images of Windsurfers.
See it here at Groundswell. http://www.ezzy.com/latest-news/2328/

At 8:43pm on September 23, 2010, Tim Westlake said…
Got a chance to try it with a 6.5 today at duck lake. It didn't like it that much. Mast track won't go far enough forward to use a 6.5. It definitely needs some punch to get it going, but once on plane, it sailed bigger than what it was. More stable and wider than my E-rock. I also like to sail a little futher out on the rail which the single back strap (that it currently has) prevented me from doing. I think fully powered on a 6.0 or 5.5 and it would come into its own. If it cranks Friday, I'll go to Lake Lansing.
At 8:31am on May 28, 2010, Tom Janicki said…
Welcome - our Canadien Friends south of the border.
I'd like to check out some spots on the Canadien side of L. Erie someday.
 
 
 

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