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  Topic: The Summer of '88
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PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:53 am   Subject: The Summer of '88
Warren Miller, who died this week, was into windsurfing for awhile. Believe he owned a place at Sugar Cove, Maui:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLKDFo0-pk4
  Topic: The Summer of '88
fxop

Replies: 24
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PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:32 am   Subject: The Summer of '88
Maybe nobody wants to indulge in nostalgia but reading through the issue I had forgotten the breadth and depth of the industry then. The issue was 102 pages, and on the last page was a list of almost ...
  Topic: The Summer of '88
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PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:35 pm   Subject: The Summer of '88
Since we're still dogging out winter, how about a blast from the past?

I recently found the Summer 1988 issue of California Boardsailor. The cover might be my favorite windsurfing picture ever.
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  Topic: Circumnavigation in 42 Days Solo?!
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PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:44 am   Subject: Circumnavigation in 42 Days Solo?!
28,000 miles in 42 days, average speed 27 kts. How is that possible?

Get down to the roaring 40's and do a very long downwinder, then back up to France. Seems like it helps to be French to do the ...
  Topic: Forty foot waves
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PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:03 pm   Subject: Forty foot waves
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBEcjrpY8qw

35?
  Topic: Solution to getting booties and wetsuits off Da Feet
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PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:12 am   Subject: Solution to getting booties and wetsuits off Da Feet
Do you ever get done with a session and think, "there's no way I can get my wetsuit off. Too tired. Please just give me a beer and let me sit down and wait for a second wind. Maybe I'll sleep ...
  Topic: Let's improve our small board quick tack aka fast tack
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PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:16 pm   Subject: Let's improve our small board quick tack aka fast tack
Question:

When you are going around, are you using the inertia of the raked back sail to help you get around and weight back?

I've been told yes and no by very good teachers.

(I know I shou ...
  Topic: Let's improve our small board quick tack aka fast tack
fxop

Replies: 70
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PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:32 am   Subject: Let's improve our small board quick tack aka fast tack
Thanks all of you for your tips. They all make sense.

When I watch somebody effortlessly tacking his way back into the lineup the following story comes to mind:

When Einstein was developing th ...
  Topic: Let's improve our small board quick tack aka fast tack
fxop

Replies: 70
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PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:30 pm   Subject: Let's improve our small board quick tack aka fast tack
I have these problems with tacking:

Getting comfortable carving upwind. I noticed Manuel is carving upwind, still in the harness, back foot already moved up adjacent to front straps, fairly erec ...
  Topic: Ronstan Bridge to Bridge report
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PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:27 pm   Subject: Ronstan Bridge to Bridge report
Wow -- thanks for a great description of an event most of us 5.0 sailors could only dream about.

Just curious, does it have fixed dates, therefore flood tide some years?

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