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Lawrence T Hoff
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Opening day 2019 in Michigan!
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   First session of the year for me, on Lake Lansing with my my venerable RRD 103 liter Twin Tip and Hansen  V-wave 6.3Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Apr 16.

Pics or it didn't happen! 5.6 session on Lake Lansing
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    I managed to break free from work for an hour this afternoon for a quicky session on Lake Lansing.  The wind was surprisingly (to me) consistent, although it was squirrelly near the shore where…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence T Hoff Sep 24, 2018.

Spring is here?
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    With last week's snow still fresh on my mind, I had not started thinking about windsurfing yet. Fortunately, my wife thinks more clearly than I do. When she saw how windy it was at our house…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence T Hoff Apr 17, 2017.

Video of recent sailing on Long Island, NY
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    This site is on the Long Island Sound. It is a popular wave site in NW winds, since there is about 100 miles of fetch for the waves to build. In this video, there is a 20-25 knot NW breeze, but…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Dec 4, 2016.

 

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Brian replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion Opening day 2019 in Michigan!
"I'm jealous.  Off the water this summer rehabing a torn bicep."
Apr 16
Lawrence T Hoff posted a discussion

Opening day 2019 in Michigan!

   First session of the year for me, on Lake Lansing with my my venerable RRD 103 liter Twin Tip and Hansen  V-wave 6.3See More
Apr 13
Lawrence T Hoff replied to Alex H's discussion WTB: beginner gear
"Sign me up as well.  I start a new job in downtown Grand Rapids in April, relocating from Lansing.  "
Jan 7
Lawrence T Hoff replied to Scott Schreiber's discussion Lake Lansing Next Week
"    More wind is forecast for Saturday.  Is anyone sailing in mid Michigan?  When it gets this chilly out, I start to lose enthusiasm for sailing alone and unsupervised..."
Oct 17, 2018
Lawrence T Hoff replied to Scott Schreiber's discussion Lake Lansing Next Week
"No. Sorry.  I have to be in Grand Rapids for work on Tuesday.  If the forecast changes and there is wind on Wednesday, I will be there (with a thick wetsuit - it is chilly out)."
Oct 13, 2018
Lawrence T Hoff replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion Pics or it didn't happen! 5.6 session on Lake Lansing
"   Thanks for asking, Brian.  I think someone said his name was John.  I can't say that I recognized him.  If you hear through the grapevine who it might be, I'd be interested in getting the video."
Sep 24, 2018
Brian replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion Pics or it didn't happen! 5.6 session on Lake Lansing
"Larry, Do you know the sailor's name?  Was it Bob or Mark? Brian"
Sep 23, 2018
Lawrence T Hoff posted a discussion

Pics or it didn't happen! 5.6 session on Lake Lansing

    I managed to break free from work for an hour this afternoon for a quicky session on Lake Lansing.  The wind was surprisingly (to me) consistent, although it was squirrelly near the shore where the beachfront houses block or redirect it.     As I launched, one of the other sailors came in for a break and started recorded some of the session from the boat launch ramp using his phone.  I tried to perform a video-worthy Vulcan for him, fighting the squirrelly wind close to shore.  If I track…See More
Sep 21, 2018
Mark Sellnau left a comment for Lawrence T Hoff
"Hi Larry, Great meeting you yesterday. Thx also for the links about the Scooter and South Bay, Long Island. A unique and classy ice yacht for sure. I hope Michigan will prove to be as good a venue for your sailing as Long Island. When the wind is…"
Aug 6, 2018
Lawrence T Hoff left a comment for Mark Sellnau
"   Mark,     I am glad to see that you became a member.  Yesterday at Cass Lake was pretty much a bust for me.  I was briefly able to get planing in the straps a couple times (6.3, 105 liters).  I could have used…"
Aug 6, 2018
Lawrence T Hoff replied to Jim O'Donnell's discussion July 6 Lake Michigan session
"Nice pictures!  Who took them?  Next time - take some video!"
Jul 9, 2018
Lawrence T Hoff replied to Dayne Hopkins's discussion I'm new to the sport and want to know where to start! All help welcomed!
"    Dayne,     You did not explicitly state your goals for the sport. Some are attracted to windsurfing just as an excuse to cool off during hot summer days. Therefore, competence only interferes with a nice cool swim!  …"
Apr 25, 2017
Lawrence T Hoff commented on Brian's blog post Hatteras IWT Race Results
"Go Don!"
Apr 24, 2017
Lawrence T Hoff replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion Spring is here?
"Pics:"
Apr 17, 2017
Brian replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion Spring is here?
"Pic's please!  I hope it was a day on the water for most.  We were opening the cottage at Caseville, where a south wind does not work and missed it. Brian"
Apr 10, 2017
Lawrence T Hoff posted a discussion

Spring is here?

    With last week's snow still fresh on my mind, I had not started thinking about windsurfing yet. Fortunately, my wife thinks more clearly than I do. When she saw how windy it was at our house yesterday, she suggested that we check out Lake Lansing. When we got there, Lars and Lisa were already on the water, and a couple others were rigging up.     I rigged a 6.3 and 105 liter RRD and joined the fun. While the wind was up and down (par for the course at Lake Lansing), it was still a good…See More
Apr 10, 2017

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Long Island
Favorite Sailing Site in MI
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At 11:00pm on August 6, 2018, Mark Sellnau said…

Hi Larry,

Great meeting you yesterday.

Thx also for the links about the Scooter and South Bay, Long Island.

A unique and classy ice yacht for sure.

I hope Michigan will prove to be as good a venue for your sailing as Long Island.

When the wind is up, I will be at Cass Lake working on my skills and strength.

Many years past, we used to sail on nearby Orchard Lake but I haven't seen anyone there in my drivebys.

Lets's stay in touch.

Regards,

Mark  248 925-6759 cell

At 11:01am on June 2, 2014, Mark Musgrave said…

Barely a photographer! I do ride a lot though-mostly on Lake Erie! One of the guys I ride with is into photography & anytime he gets gassed he pulls his cam out, hence we get a lot of pics. 

At 3:04pm on May 5, 2014, Mark Beauman said…

Welcome To Michigan!!!  I'm glad you enjoyed the quick ride on my gear!  You sure were hard core without a wetsuit.  Hope to see you on the water again soon!

Cheers

mark

At 10:50am on February 22, 2014, Molly Young said…

Thanks for the info! :)

At 6:24pm on February 15, 2014, Scott said…

Larry, Molly, You'll both want to sign up for the Yahoo MIWindsurf email group.

send an email to: miwindsurf-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

There is discussion of upcoming wind events, occasional session reporting,

launch discussions, etc. The best feature by far is Millard's upcoming wind

analysis. You don't want to miss that.

Molly: You don't want to launch at most of these places until you've got a reliable water start:

Larry, you'll want to launch at Kettle Point in Ontario on a NNW or N wind for waves, or possibly St. Joseph.

At Marysville if it is a strong South (closest thing around to the Gorge),

At Lexington if there's an NNE or NE.

At Sterling if it is a SE.

Caseville works on a SW.

Maumee works on a West

There are numerous places much farther north too, but I'm not too

familiar with them.  After work you'll have to make Lake Lansing work for you.

At 1:02pm on February 15, 2014, Molly Young said…

Haha - I'm new too! I just started windsurfing last summer. I'm afraid I won't be much help. Maybe we could get a group together to go windsurfing sometime this summer, though??

I've surfed Higgins Lake a couple times and Mullet Lake - both are nice places for Windsurfing: usually windy, grassy rigging areas, shallow. That's all I got. :)

 
 
 

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