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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.
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 treat myself to a new rig. After all I work hard all year long, it's my cake day and there's a whole bunch of justifications I could make, but that's not the point.
My first thought was to head to Hatteras, rent some gear, try it before I buy it kind of thing. There was a great shop called Wind NC which had impressed me when I vacationed there in the past. Unfortunately, Wind NC moved from Hatteras and is now a online…Continue
Posted by Cris on August 19, 2019 at 1:30pm
Posted by Brian on April 19, 2019 at 8:30am
There is a new windsurfing instructor program taking hold. https://www.windsurfingipa.org/
The web site is worth a look. It is supported by many pros and others to help promote the sport. It is geared towards getting more instructors out there, but there is a lot of related info as well. It appears to be better supported than US Sailing was (they are also backing this program and forgoing theirs). They are offering a gratis Level 1 rating for those with a US Sailing Instructor rating if you "join" and buy the book they are promoting. Registering is free. The book is about $70 depending on where you order. Already having a US Sailing rating, I went ahead and did sign up and got the book (so I will get my Level 1 rating). It is pretty awesome. It is 477 pages of full color photos and verbiage describing any trick and technique you can imagine and likely many you never knew existed. It gives tips and steps to take to learn moves and…Continue
Posted by Bob Schoen on September 1, 2018 at 6:38pm
From our love-sick Long Island friends at www.peconicpuffin.com:
Ladies, are you still searching for that special someone? Consider looking amongst the windsurfers:
1. The ratio of men to women is 4 to 1.
2. They can talk about something besides football.
3. They don’t smell too bad because it’s a good bet they’ve gotten wet recently.
4. They have another interest besides sex.
5. You know they’re rich enough to afford windsurfing equipment.
6. You always get the latest weather report, several times a day.
7. They are capable of commitment, at least to their sport.
8. They have no issues about wearing rubber.
9. You always know where they are, at least when it’s windy.
10. Windsurfers are generally fit, tanned, and have cute butts.
Non-windsurfing men should NOT...repeat NOT...pursue windsurfing women, unless they are prepared to immediately throw themselves into…Continue
Posted by Brian on February 14, 2018 at 6:00pm