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Lawrence T Hoff
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  • Upton, NY
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I've got blisters on my fingers (with apologies to Ringo Starr) - long session on Lake Lansing - 7/27
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    Lake Lansing delivered (ish) today.  I was on the water for more than three hours, not planing continuously, but planing enough of the time that I did not want to take a break.  Apparently, my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence T Hoff Aug 6.

A shout-out to my buds from NY, featured in US Windsurfing.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Jun 26.

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.

 

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Lawrence T Hoff replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion I've got blisters on my fingers (with apologies to Ringo Starr) - long session on Lake Lansing - 7/27
"    Dinosaur,  if you want company, even (especially?) on a non-planing day, let me know.  With enough advance notice, I can schlep my gear from Lansing.  If you want company without giving much advance notice, you’ll…"
Aug 6
Randy Bass replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion I've got blisters on my fingers (with apologies to Ringo Starr) - long session on Lake Lansing - 7/27
"As for the girly hands, I have a friend in central Illinois who sails with football receiver gloves. I could not find any but bought batter's gloves and they work great. No blisters after three hours."
Jul 28
Randy Bass replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion I've got blisters on my fingers (with apologies to Ringo Starr) - long session on Lake Lansing - 7/27
"I got two days in at the pier in Muskegon. Friday was 8 to 10 non planning. Never picked up. Just practiced pivot jibes and cruised around. Saturday was three hours of blasting. Best day of the summer for me. I am so sore. It feels so good. 15 kites…"
Jul 28
Lawrence T Hoff posted a discussion

I've got blisters on my fingers (with apologies to Ringo Starr) - long session on Lake Lansing - 7/27

    Lake Lansing delivered (ish) today.  I was on the water for more than three hours, not planing continuously, but planing enough of the time that I did not want to take a break.  Apparently, my day job, writing Appellate briefs, is not conditioning my hands for actual work.     I hope everyone got in some sailing time this weekend.  I counted five other windsurfers on the water with me today.  I sailed what is fast becoming my go-to setup: 103 liter RRD twin-tip and 6.3 Hansen wave sail. …See More
Jul 28
Lawrence T Hoff left a comment for Chuck Smith
"Do you bring a passport when you sail St. Clair?  What would happen is you washed up in another country? That reminds me - years ago, I sailed the Greek island of Kos, off the coast of Turkey.  Since Greece is technically in Europe, and…"
Jul 1
Brian replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion A shout-out to my buds from NY, featured in US Windsurfing.
"Nice!"
Jun 26
Lawrence T Hoff posted a discussion
Jun 25
Randy Bass left a comment for Lawrence T Hoff
"Hey Larry,  saw your comment about moving to GR.  I am glad you want to help my cause.  It is a daunting one.  I am stirring up some interest.  All ability levels.  From never sailed to advanced.  I am a teacher…"
Jun 6
Lawrence T Hoff left a comment for GARRY ARMSTRONG
"     Randy, I am relocating to West Michigan (Grand Rapids) from Lansing.  If you are looking to invigorate the local sailing community, count me in."
May 25
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

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Long Island
Favorite Sailing Site in MI
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At 10:03pm on June 6, 2019, Randy Bass said…

Hey Larry,  saw your comment about moving to GR.  I am glad you want to help my cause.  It is a daunting one.  I am stirring up some interest.  All ability levels.  From never sailed to advanced.  I am a teacher and am almost done.  My sailing season starts now.  I did get to sail in Turks and Caicos over spring break but haven't been able to get out here yet.  I sent a friend request so you can message me.  Let's get together to sail this summer.

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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