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dllee



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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Berkeley Ca. Long slog to windline.
At 160 lbs., add a wetsuit, if gusts hit 22, I'm on 1 of my 7 85 liter boards.
I can slog an 85 liter board down to around 4 mph breeze, then it disappears under the brown water.
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PeconicPuffin



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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dllee wrote:
Decent windsurfer...90 days planing for 37 years and working at WS shops for 24 years don't hurt.
But totally cannot do yoga cranes!
Nor balance beam.


We have mutual acquaintances. You've been outed as a particularly excellent sailor.

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dllee



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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, having turned 71 3 months ago, I haven't been an excellent sailor in over 20 years.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dllee wrote:
Hey, having turned 71 3 months ago, I haven't been an excellent sailor in over 20 years.


Congrats on the longevity! In the crew I sail with we have a guy who's called The Wolf (wordplay on his name). He turns 77 in a few months.

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dllee



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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I used to windsurf with Bikini Bob and Tom Hartz on the same day, ages 78 and 84. They rode 110 liter boards.
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mrgybe



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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joethewindsufa wrote:
how many people are actually getting out now ??
with the current "social distancing" and "house arrest". In Canada there is talk of federal parks opening June 1st with NO camping ...

If allowed, you could always head for Hatteras. It has been open to visitors for about 10 days and it has been WINDY!! Winds ahead, during and behind Tropical Storm Arthur gave us mid 20's to mid 40s five days last week. Plenty of wind forecast for this week with temps finally climbing but still cool for late May. It will be worth the drive!
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grantmac017



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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe is in Canada, the border is staying closed to non-essential travel.
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope that you remain virus free.

https://abc11.com/coronavirus-cases-us-update-nc/6209699/

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your concern. Dare County (which includes Hatteras) has had 22 Covid cases so far and one Covid related death of a 93 year old with several serious underlying conditions. There is no doubt that the return of tourists increases the risk of an escalation. Some will not be as cautious as they should be, but hopefully most will. However, I'm fairly confident that the risk-reward equation associated with high wind sailing in 100 square miles of open water with one kiter, tilts in favor of doing it!
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Long Island a number of beaches and parks are closed, but there are spots where we can get on the water. We've socially distanced and are pulling it off, primarily at spots that do not attract beachgoers but give good access.
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