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Brian replied to Jim O'Donnell's discussion July 24th - Lake Michigan
""Any day of sailing is a good day of sailing".  Andy Brandt"
Jul 26
Jim O'Donnell posted a discussion

July 24th - Lake Michigan

Gave it a go yesterday on the big lake launching from the beach in Glenn.  135L Bic Techno with 50cm fin and 8.1m Neil Pryde Supersonic. Three attempts. . . three walks of shame.  Soooo close to being good. I just needed a few more mph to get over…See More
Jul 25
Steve Phillipps replied to Jim Grant's discussion Northern MI - places to set up and launch
"Hi Jim, Crystal Lake is great. All the public access is at the East end. Bulah beach and 3 other little streets. Nice place to sail! Hope that helps, Steve P."
Jul 21
Pete J replied to Pete J's discussion Mast
"Thanks guys I got it separated, TONs of sand. I used the flexing technique, but had to insert coins in the gap, flip flex a d switch coin to other side, flip flex insert a thicker coin… repeat a lot til I had 2 quarters in there. Then the 2…"
Jul 16
Brian replied to Pete J's discussion Mast
"Pete, If Larry's suggestion doesn't work (it should), then I have a water-pressure method that is guaranteed but requires some fittings and a hose.  Brian"
Jul 9
Brian replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion Happy Independence Day! 6.3, 105 liters, and a shorty wetsuit on Lake Lansing, what could be better?
"Larry, We had three days of 20 mph winds in Caseville over the weekend.  There were about 5 windsurfers and a bunch of kiters .  I also got a couple days of trying to windsurf foil.  We sort of expected you to show up one of the…"
Jul 9
Lawrence T Hoff posted a discussion

Happy Independence Day! 6.3, 105 liters, and a shorty wetsuit on Lake Lansing, what could be better?

    5 of us enjoyed the sunshine, warm weather, and hours of planing conditions on Monday (July 5).  Unlike last time, however, I didn't see any bald eagles fishing.     Also, it was somewhat bittersweet for me because that may have been my swansong…See More
Jul 8
Jim Grant posted a discussion

Northern MI - places to set up and launch

Hello all!Newbie here... I live up north in Cadillac and although I love my muddy waters in the immediate area - Lake Cadillac and Lake Mitchell, I sure wouldn't mind windsurfing on some pristine waters like Crystal lake in the Beulah/Frankfort area…See More
Jul 8
 

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2021 Cass Lake Swap Meet - Sat. May 8th

Posted by Brian on March 25, 2021 at 5:58pm

MI Windsurfing Launches

Bob Shoen started a document listing the windsurfing launches in and around MI.   I converted this to a Google Doc so that anyone with the following link can edit this document.  You can add sites, or add launch photos or maps, or comment on favored wind directions, obstructions, etc.  

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aabCGdKnYhsa2nk-whOl9c_bxbikRPdV/view?usp=sharing

Posted by Brian on May 14, 2020 at 8:40pm — 4 Comments

Interpreting wind meters and forecasts

Here's a really well done video on how to interpret the wind forecasts (from Sailboardsforum.com)

https://youtu.be/HJ2Wp8B8Uns

Posted by Brian on February 3, 2020 at 2:30pm

Nothing like the Great Lakes

Where else can you sail past sunset and not worry about feeding any sea creatures.   We are lucky to like in the Great Lakes region.

Posted by Brian on September 1, 2019 at 11:52am

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