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1981? 1983 ?Kailua PanAm races

 
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katiedog



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:52 pm    Post subject: 1981? 1983 ?Kailua PanAm races Reply with quote

I am going through some old photos of a trip to Oahu in which I went to the PanAm event.I think it was in 1981 but my passport has a entry from Japan to Oahu on March 29,1983.I can't recall if I was there b4 in 1981,for this event ,was with girl at the time and did not keep good records.Anyone recall the event?Google only shows 81-82
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katiedog



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really I'm the last guy standing after 40+years of sailing? Kited 12mtr.in the ocean last night
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xander.arch



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a little google search for you and come up with a reference to the pan am games on Barry Spanier's Maui Sails blog. The blog has the story of maui sails which is really the story of evolution in windsurfing tech. Its a cool read. I'd definitely say Barry is your man. Based on the blog it looks like he would enjoy the reminisce.

Why don't you post a couple of your pics from maui in 81. As a kid who learned the sport in 85 and dreamed of maui I'd like to see what maui was like back in the day.


http://mauisails.com/barry_corner.php
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katiedog



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will try,need to scan and see how they look.I'm sorting through stuff to clean out the barn ,have to see if Barry or Fred Haywood wants one of his RAF's which he used in speed trials
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bipbip



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would love to see those!
Started sailing in 1984 and remember the PanAms from earlier VHS (and picture books! Remember those?), but wouldn't be able to call out a year. My first clear memories go to the first Aloha Classic.

I sure didn't start on the latest gear available, yet (Neil Pryde's) RAF sails seem to have emerged a bit later though, no?
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carl



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

katiedog wrote:
Really I'm the last guy standing after 40+years of sailing? Kited 12mtr.in the ocean last night


The years haven't gone by as quick as it seems!!
1983 is only 30 years ago.
Sorry can't help otherwise, I started 'only' about 22 years ago.
+2 on the picts of Maui, especially of the island.
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LeeD



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started fall of '83, and remember photo's of Naish with an orange 12' PanAm board taken during that summer.
Also he used a board of that color for the 1984 Oneill Classic race.
If I recall correctly, by '85, he was using a white custom Naish course board.
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s3



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were definitely Pan Am Cups in Kaliua in 1981, 1982 and 1983. Looking at some old pictures from what I believe was the 1983 Pan Am Cup, Bay Area attendees were Bard Chrisman, Steve Willrich, Don Yokam and me. I was also at the 1981 Kailua event racing fully battened Pineapple sails.

Steve Sylvester
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