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rangerider



Joined: 19 Jul 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:08 pm    Post subject: New sailor Reply with quote

Helped my 7 year old get on the board with the 2.5m kids rig and learn to sail across our bay and back last night. He had a tough time staying upwind but otherwise seemed to learn a lot more quickly than I did. Very cool to see his enthusiasm and excitement at such a young age. I probably witnessed windsurfing for the fist time around age ten but never tried it until my late 20s and on abysmal gear.

My son is excited to sail more this week. It was a treat to share this hobby with him
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tweeky



Joined: 19 Sep 2004
Posts: 256

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to hear! Contrary to all the "is windsurfing dying" talk lately, I saw a whole bunch of little kids out on windsurfers right in front of the Event Site the other day... some were actually really good too! Always neat to see new blood coming into the sport... imagine how good those groms will be in 10 years if they stick with it!
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jingebritsen



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers.
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KevinDo



Joined: 02 Jul 2012
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad your son enjoyed it! Upwind is a challenge for beginner imho but he will get it eventually!
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Meneely



Joined: 18 Mar 2002
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to hear. My daughter turns 6 in December. I plan to get her out next summer and will focus first and foremost on her having a good time.
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