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mtnview



Joined: 02 Jul 2002
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go Fred! At 80, Fred should get comp'ed a full new setup from the vendor(s) of his choice. Scratch that... they should pay Fred for riding their gear!
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Goodwind



Joined: 06 May 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fred's official first session as an 80 years old windsurfer. Again, the first one on the water to help us decide the right size of sail to rig today.


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Goodwind



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Birthday, Happy 81, Happy sailing, Fred!

Today (8/1/2018) marks the first anniversary of Fred being an octogenarian. Don't know what he has been eating, visually, he hasn't aged a day from a year ago.



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ronadler



Joined: 27 Jun 1996
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm 75 and just recovered from a total hip replacement. I won't buy green bananas but I just bought a new board for the Bay, so I have to sail for a few more years. Windsurfing is the best thing that ever happened to me, and is still incredibly fun for me. Each time I get on a plane feels like a miracle. BTW: 30 years ago I wrote that piece for American Windsurfer titled " Is Windsurfing Better than Sex?"
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ctuna



Joined: 27 Jun 1995
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy birthday Fred I hope I can last as long as you.
I hit 70 next year.
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spanker_jeep



Joined: 15 Mar 2002
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fred rips, a machine.
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spanker_jeep



Joined: 15 Mar 2002
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice shot of the guy in the background doing donuts! Embarassed
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bdm72



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Birthday Fred! Iíve never met you, but windsurfing at 81 is so cool. Rock on! What year did Fred start and what was his first board?
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bert



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was Fred in the 70's Laughing


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spanker_jeep



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahaha that gear is now junk. Can't imagine sailing with that stuff.
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