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Watch Where You Fall In

Wait, what?! Alligator found swimming in Lake Michigan…Continue

Started Oct 8, 2018

Sad News

Some very sad news.  A woman named Carolyn Skaff, of Frankfurt, died while windsurfing last Saturday.  I didn't know her, and there's no cause of death mentioned.…Continue

Started Sep 28, 2018

Spammer - Sorry

If you got a note from Kayi Mivedo, then I'm sorry about that.  I do work hard to keep out the spammers.  Kayi has been blocked.BrianContinue

Started May 18, 2018

Used gear collection
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Larry Ruhstorfer is trying sell off all of his friend, John Z's, old gear to get his wife, Kathy, some cash.  He'd like to sell it all together.  Here's Larry's email summary to me.> 3.5 Neilpryde…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Oct 18, 2018.

 

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Help Out a Wind Brother

Those of you who make the annual pilgrimage to Hatteras probably know Andy McKinney at Wind NC.   Andy is having very serious health problems and I'm guessing that he and his family could probably use a hand.   If you're thinking about new gear, or even just parts, consider getting that gear at Wind NC.  Maybe even get something that you don't need!  https://shop.wind-nc.com/See More
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Annual Cass Lake Swap Meet at Dodge #4 State Park

May 14, 2022 from 10am to 2pm
Feb 20
Brian replied to David Moreau's discussion Saturday - September 11th
"David, Welcome to MI!  The cold weather and zebra mussels should ease the transition. I know there are folks that sail Gull Lake, so I hope someone will jump in. Brian"
Sep 9, 2021
Brian replied to Ray A.'s discussion Mistral Retractable Fin
"Ray, I never heard of a fin like that.  Must be an oldie!  A newer board might be worth it. Brian"
Aug 16, 2021
Brian replied to Ray A.'s discussion Mistral Retractable Fin
"Ray, You're talking about the retractable center board - right?   When you say that you want to epoxy it in place, do you mean in the 'down' position or the 'up' position? Maybe you can send some pics. Brian"
Aug 12, 2021
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, 2021

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Where do you sail most often?
Metro Beach, Caseville, Cass Lake, Stony Creek
Favorite Sailing Site in MI
Sturgeon Bay, Wilderness St. Park

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2022 Cass Lake Swap Meet - Sat. May 14th

Posted on May 14, 2022 at 10:00am

Help Out a Wind Brother

Those of you who make the annual pilgrimage to Hatteras probably know Andy McKinney at Wind NC.   Andy is having very serious health problems and I'm guessing that he and his family could probably use a hand.   If you're thinking about new gear, or even just parts, consider getting that gear at Wind NC.  Maybe even get something that you don't need!  https://shop.wind-nc.com/

Posted on March 16, 2022 at 9:22pm

2022 Cass Lake Swap Meet - Sat. May 14th

Posted on February 20, 2022 at 11:37am

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

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At 12:11pm on June 14, 2013, JEFFREY MOORE said…

Hi Brian:

 I have not windsurfed in about 30 years and am looking for advice on equipment. Thinking about getting back into it again. I miss sailing. Have you any advice on starter to mid-level equipment? Used is OK also. Thanks for the help

Jeff

At 6:01pm on November 14, 2012, Gary John Matthews said…

dang, and I thought it was a given

At 2:47pm on July 12, 2012, Shane Crean said…

Hi Brian,

Do you have the bic fin still for sale, how much would P&P to Ireland cost?

Shane

At 2:06pm on June 15, 2012, Linda A. Merlo said…

Looks interesting.  I'll think about checking it out.

At 9:37am on June 15, 2012, Linda A. Merlo said…

Thanks,

Good Info.  I'll probably head to Cass Lake tomorrow and see if I can get in on a 90 F day.

Linda

At 10:14am on May 16, 2012, Nilesh Shah said…

Thanks for the welcome message.  

I used to sail long time ago (last sailed in 1997) at Stoney creek and Orchard lake.   I am planning to get back to Windsurfing and introduce my son (19) and daughter (16) to this wonderful sport.   Was glad to see this website for michigan windsurfing community.   I am looking for equipment (sold mine in 97) and feel bad that I missed the swap meet held at Dodge Park earlier this month.

 

 

At 10:51am on April 28, 2012, Steve Penn said…

Brian, Thanks for the welcome--I stumbled onto MW from a link on Windsurfing Int'l mag site. Nice to connect with this community. We have a small group of sailors living along the shore between the old Breakers-on-the-Bay and Port Crescent campground. I'm here almost full time. Hope to meet you in person some day. Do I understand that you are from Lake Orion? That has been our home for over 30 years.

Regards,

Steve

At 2:46pm on April 3, 2012, Dirk van Putten said…
Hello Brian

Did my comment make it back to you? I hope you are having some good spring wind.

Thank you, Dirk
At 12:18pm on March 31, 2012, Brad B said…

Thanks for the welcome.  Lake Geneva is a small obscure lake in Northern Michigan (near Onaway).   Not particularly great windsurfing, but that's where I seem to be most.  

Do you happen to know if there will be a Windsurfing swap meet anywhere in Michigan this Spring?

At 10:36pm on March 29, 2012, Dirk van Putten said…
Former?
Once a Michigander, always a Michigander. I grew up right on Lake Michigan about 1 mile north of the Holland pier. I taught windsurfing for the Surf Shop in Holland. I started windsurfing in 1980.
I am thrilled there is a Michigan windsurfing group.
Thank you, Dirk
 
 
 

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