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FoilDodo
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Saturday 19

Hello Everybody,
I windsurf quite a bit in my early 20's in Brittany, France. I would like to get back in it after 35 years ;+) . I don't have any gears right now, would like to try again and if I am ok, I will purchase some equipment. I will stop by Saturday morning, does anybody has extra gears for me to try?
Let me know and thank you.

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Re: Saturday 19

Welcome

I have already loaded out most of my loner gear.
I may have a boom. I will throw it in the van Saturday

I hope to be at Vanns Tavern 9ish

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Re: Saturday 19

The club had a Start board I think. Not sure if we still do.

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Re: Saturday 19

We do. The keeper of the Start is unavailable as his daughter is changing residences. Phillipe and I have already been texting this week. My timing continues to be of questionable quality lately. Sad

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Re: Saturday 19

Gents,

Thank you everybody... W F, I will call your contact and discuss. I will stop by and check the location and see what happens.

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Re: Saturday 19

With NE wind in the Sat. forecast, please post if you plan to sail and where. Van Pugh has the best wind, but is closed.

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Barrett

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Re: Saturday 19

Vanns 9ish for me

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Re: Saturday 19
Langdon wrote:

Vanns 9ish for me

Same for me

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Re: Saturday 19
Langdon wrote:

Vanns 9ish for me

If forecast holds, Vanns in the 8-9 range for me.
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Re: Saturday 19

I will be at Vanns too.
Ed

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Re: Saturday 19

Same for me, Vanns 9ish.
Pascal will probably join too.

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Re: Saturday 19

Perfect. I will be there ~ 9h'ish. Looking forward to meet everybody.

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Re: Saturday 19

Live report from Vanns

Currently the wind line is about ~250 yards out.

Looks like there is decent wind in the middle, fairly consistent direction, does not look shifty like this past Tuesday.

May have to rig the 8.2m.
Hard to tell the wind strength from the launch. *it is supposed to get stronger as we get closer to lunch time

Not much boat traffic just some bass boats.

12 empty parking spots in our preferred area

Edit at 9:00
Hamdi and I are rigging 5.7m
Wind is stronger now the windline is still far away but closer than it was

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Re: Saturday 19

Some good wind in the middle .
5 7m more than adequate.
Good turnout

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Re: Saturday 19
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Some good wind in the middle . 5 7m more than adequate. Good turnout

Ditto on everything Langdon said, particularly"5.7 more than adequate" part. I did 20 miles in a little less than 2.5hrs straight, 90+% on the wing - the rest felt equally split between on and in the water (former due to rare lulls, the latter due to strong gust, trying to stay in the harness, trying to jibe in the gust, and plain old 'I screwed up'). ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hoping more of the same Sun am and possibly Mon mid-day for me.

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Re: Saturday 19

Sorry I missed this. I'll be there tomorrow morning.

Colin

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Re: Saturday 19

Fun times today! I am getting slightly more comfortable on the Techno, I made it back without a tow, so thatโ€™s progress.

Iโ€™ll be back at Vanns tomorrow morning.

-Clayton

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Re: Saturday 19

I hope to be at Vanns Sunday morning, and maybe Monday.

Gene

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Re: Saturday 19

I plan on going to Galts on Sunday. By the way what are people doing for water wear? I have not seen the water since last October. How cold is the water/air combo? Shorty weather or board shorts?

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Re: Saturday 19

Water was still warmish today. I was in shorts today with a .5mm NP Windtop and was very comfortable on the water. But at the parking lot after sailing it was a little chilly.

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