The Great Charter Giveaway (and a Discount)

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The Great Charter Giveaway (and a Discount)

Okay, so some of you are considering going to the Fall Classic but your freewave board isn't going to cut the mustard. By the time you make the first upwind mark, schoolchildren will be getting on the school bus Monday morning. You could just go ahead and charter either a Kona or Windsurfer LT from Progressive Sports. (Pro tip: email Cody Steward at for details and availability)

But you are a windsurfer. You're cheap. While your cycling buddies are dropping almost $400 just on ceramic bearings for their derailleur, you haven't paid that much for a sail or mast this century. We get it. You're tight with a buck.

Here's what you can do.

  • Become a sponsoring member of the club and get a $10 discount. Yeah, it'll cost you a little bit but you get some of it back and the rest of it is used for the club for fun stuff like the Holiday Party and... the regatta. You may already be a Sponsoring Member, anyways.
  • Win a charter. Yes, we are giving away two charters. How do you win one? Easy. Tell us why you deserve a rental. Post it in the comments in this thread. Be creative. Beg for our sympathy. Tell us a sob story. Tell us some BS. But, it must be creative. We will pick the most deserving and another one at random for a total of two.
The rules
  • We make the rules. We will be try to be fair. We want you to have fun with this. Let's see your best work.
  • You must be logged in to comment. You can't email me, post on facebook or put a note on my windshield. It must be posted to this thread.
  • You are responsible for the gear and any damages.
  • If we don't have enough charters for Progressive to make the trip (about 5), the giveaway will be cancelled.
  • Winners get one board (Kona) or board and rig (Windsurfer LT) subject to availability for use for the weekend.

Winners will be declared Sept 30, 2019 at 11:59pm. More or less. Don't wait, get those entries in.
If you don't win or just don't want to drag a long or raceboard around on your car, go ahead and rent one. It's worth it just so you don't have to worry about 12ft of epoxy falling off from your roof onto the Perimeter.

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1. Racing in the Fall Classic would be a great way to start my retirement and a wonderful retirement gift since those cheapo's I work for aren't giving me anything.
2. I'm financially tapped from buying ceramic bearings for my derailleur.
3. You all need someone there to beat that doesn't mind coming in last place.
4. If I don't charter a board I'll have to race foil class and risk limb and gear.

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moredownhaul wrote:

4. If I don't charter a board I'll have to race foil class and risk limb and gear.

You were doing really well until you got to number four. I'm not sure we are willing to lose the opportunity to see such a spectacle. You are still in the running, though. Biggrin NEXT!
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I am commenting here per the FB post by William with regards to long board access. I am indeed broke. I'm not sure how this works but I'd be very grateful for the chance to participate.

Ryder Ramirez

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ryramirez wrote:

... I am indeed broke. I'm not sure how this works but I'd be very grateful for the chance to participate.

1) Broke-ass windsurfer. Good
2) Grateful windsurfer. GoodGood

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Winning a charter board would be a bright spot in the otherwise dreary story of my windsurfing narrative. Most windy days I sit in a cube, looking out at waving tree limbs that cruelly beckon me to sail to a place I cannot go.

My only resort is to sail vicariously through web site postings of those more fortunate that I. To read about epic conditions, a successful carve jibe, a long smooth flight. Even those days when the report is of gusty or marginal conditions fill my mind with longing.

Oh, to be free of the shackles of life’s responsibilities. To be able to respond to forecasts of wind or dots at moment’s notice. Perhaps the distant light of retirement will bring an end to my desperation, but what, if any, amount of life and desire will be left in me by then, I do not know.

And, those times that I am able to break the bonds of life, I make my way to Allatoona where sadly, I sail mostly alone. My only company being the thoughts that true windsurfers at Lanier are likely sailing in better conditions, particularly on strong Northwest winds.

So, once a year I am able to commit to this windsurfing pilgrimage called the Fall Classic. To sail the Mighty Lanier. To revel in the comradery of others of like mind. This, without having to suffer the frustrations of Atlanta traffic, by staying on site in the magnificent accommodations at the LLSC with its wonderful host Chris.

We only rig once this weekend. This is fortunate, as rigging an old race sail will take many attempts where the cams pop and penetrate an already torn luff sleeve. The board is vintage. A relic of better days with a door seals for gaskets and a homemade centerboard.

To sail modern equipment would be glorious. With mostly worn out, patched, hand-me-down equipment, it would yield a feeling of excitement and exhilaration. Much like those that recount tales of foil induced euphoria. To be given the opportunity to sail a Kona charter would be a gift beyond compare.

Bill Herderich

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If that doesn't get if for you, I don't know what it would take. Yes 3

There is no off season.

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Sorry, Bill, no professional writers. Biggrin

Worthy, my man. Worthy. Even if you pinged me once in there, you rascal. Wink

Keep them coming, folks!

Randy, are you entering?

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No. I've retired from racing.

There is no off season.

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Due to unforseen circumstances at the home offices of windsportatlanta.com, results of the giveaway may be delayed. A chance for you all to get in that last minute entry
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If you read it while listening to this, my chances might improve even more...

Bill Herderich

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windlord wrote:

If you read it while listening to this, my chances might improve even more...

Judges (after listening to "this"):

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NEXT! Lol

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Going, going... almost gone. Last night to enter.

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