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  Topic: Puerto Rico in early Jan
dirt

Replies: 31
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PostForum: Europe, Caribbean & S. America, Australia & NZ, Africa, Asia   Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:55 am   Subject: Puerto Rico in early Jan
Hi - looking for decent on-beach equipment rental (e.g. like Vela) in PR. Any suggestions where to go? and does PR have decent wind in early Jan or do I need to go to ABC islands that time of year? T ...
  Topic: Waterstart - tips on flying a big sail ?
dirt

Replies: 10
Views: 10600

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:58 am   Subject: Waterstart - tips on flying a big sail ?
Noodles? Brilliant! And I just bought a waterstarter - so simple a solution. And of course I'll continue working the technique per Coach et al.....Thanks all!
  Topic: Waterstart - tips on flying a big sail ?
dirt

Replies: 10
Views: 10600

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:58 am   Subject: Waterstart - tips on flying a big sail ?
So, looking for a little coaching here. I had issues flying my 7.5 Gaastra sail (on a 50% fiberspar mast w/ aluminum boom) the other day. Was in heavy enough wind (15-20 kts) but in large chop so clea ...
  Topic: Need rig refresh - ideas?
dirt

Replies: 4
Views: 5489

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:14 am   Subject: Need rig refresh - ideas?
My sailing level: Intermediate (I water start, sail in straps/harness, plane fast, but only hit about half my turns - more in Aruba/Bonaire and less in bay/ocean)

My current gear: I have a new RRD ...
  Topic: Watcha think - RRD board, twin fin or single fin?
dirt

Replies: 39
Views: 33467

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:09 am   Subject: Watcha think - RRD board, twin fin or single fin?
Thanks all - I'll take the plunge into the non-weed twin fin model and see how it goes!
  Topic: Watcha think - RRD board, twin fin or single fin?
dirt

Replies: 39
Views: 33467

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:04 pm   Subject: Watcha think - RRD board, twin fin or single fin?
While the advantage of being able to get into and out off shallow water more easily is nice, I'm most interested in:
- time to plane up
- steadiness of the ride on a plane
- holding a carve at s ...
  Topic: Windsurfing spot to live?
dirt

Replies: 40
Views: 35219

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:58 am   Subject: Windsurfing spot to live?
Hmmm......I just finished building a single family (3BR) house in Aruba up near the lighthouse (in Tierra Del Sol) with the notion to live there a few years as part of a mid-life break. But events hav ...
  Topic: Watcha think - RRD board, twin fin or single fin?
dirt

Replies: 39
Views: 33467

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:46 pm   Subject: Watcha think - RRD board, twin fin or single fin?
I'm looking at the RRD Fireride 135. It comes in single fin and double fin (twin 7.25" Enduro wave fins) options. Which would y'all recommend?

Background: I'm 180 lbs, decent intermediate sail ...
  Topic: vela Aruba
dirt

Replies: 3
Views: 4026

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:45 pm   Subject: vela Aruba
As of the end of July, the Marriott was going to take over the right side (as you look up from the shoreline) of the Vela building and the Vela folks were looking to expand/build-out the left side to ...
  Topic: Clothing Question
dirt

Replies: 19
Views: 11279

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 9:52 am   Subject: stores in Aruba
If you aren't already back fom your trip, you can buy all this stuff - except for the isopropyl alcohol - at Vela or the neighboring shops (Boardwalk, Aruba Beach Villas, Huts). If you are sailing fr ...
 
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