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akatravz



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:33 am    Post subject: newbie in vt Reply with quote

just got a board and heading out on the water for the 1st time today, figured id check in and see what the community was like in the are (and see if anyone local wants to give a beginner some tips).
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d0uglass



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! What kind of board and sail did you get? What lake are you sailing in? Are you a youngster, oldster, dude, dudette? Let us know how your first time goes.
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akatravz



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should have put that I guess haha. I'm 32, a dude, and sailing Lake Champlain, the Vermont side. The board is a Kona Surf, sail is a Aerotech windSUP 4.8.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off to a good start.
Careful it could change your life and you might find yourself moving from VT to Cape Cod as I did from NH to Cape Cod or to Cape Hatteras like Andy of Wind-NC Laughing
No regrets windsurfing changed my life for the better hope it does for you as well.
It's not just a sport. It's a lifestyle. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe Phil the Mann moved his life from Lake Champlain to to the Cape... I sailed up there once....beautiful
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davey2



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sandbar State park is a great beginners spot. As you progress, keep driving to White's beach then to Plattsburgh Bay


Here is a vid from last fall..

http://uvwindsurfing.blogspot.com/2012/09/plattsburgh-8-septembre-2012.html
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akatravz



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

davey2 - I've heard of whites, but never been there. Definitely will check it out when I can ride comfortably. Video was awesome! Have you ever sailed Willoughby?

evans - Have already thought about moving Laughing few more years of snowboarding, then heading to warmer climates sounds pretty nice.

1st day went as I thought, lots of falls. Did manage to get one good long ride somehow, and now counting the days down till I can get back out.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not sailed Willoughby, heard it is very "Gorge like" in a strong SE wind. It takes me the same amount of time to drive as driving to Lake Champlain.
Not everyone has moved to the Cape to sail.



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akatravz



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome photo, Plattsburgh bay right? Looking forward to being able to ride and have fun like that and the video one day. Then I'll see ya out there haha.

Willoughby always seems to have really strong wind. Every time I've been out there in a sunfish its been a knock down situation. Which was one of the reasons to go ahead and take the plunge with the windsurfer. No regrets Laughing
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danothemano



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

outcast wrote:
I believe Phil the Mann moved his life from Lake Champlain to to the Cape...


He had to migrate because they got smart and banned kites up there. Laughing

I can remember back in the day the Lago de Q had crowds like that all spring. Very Happy
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