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  • Maui gear rental 2015

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:37:35 +0800

    Flashman

    I apologise for raising this subject again as I know this topic has been around the forums over the years. A group of us are heading to Maui in a few weeks. Would like to hear from sailors who have been recently. Any recommendations or places to avoid for renting gear in Maui. Probably sailing Kanaha over Hookipa. Is it necessary to prebook? Cheers. >>

  • Windsurfing Learning Curve

    Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:42:30 +0800

    Dwbh

    been windsurfing for just on eight weeks now - trying to get out as much as possible - have had two weeks off work and have been out a few times. I generally get to Wello and have met some really nice people - windsurfing people seem to be very friendly - it certainly helps when you feel, man I am just going to sell the board Too Hard! I am 105k - purchased a 200l mistral pacifico with a dodgy retro 4.5m sail and rig, was enough to get me going - I did purchase a new Severne 6m synergy this week from Simon at Board Crazy and have been out once so far - wow what a difference. Not sure if it my imagination but it seemed to be more forgiving - or maybe I am getting better perhaps a bit of both. Took it to the train and had a really good run to the sand bank and back a few times. Arms are canning now though next it has to be the harness. Do feel as though I have progressed but soooooo much more to learn. The Windsurfin... >>

  • Sandstone point shortboard development

    Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:18:31 +0800

    ballast

    noon high tide and a good wind forecast looked good for some development time on the GO 151 Yes folks time for some more of that frustration TOW they call learning to plane The wind seemed strong enough, the 7m sail appropriate put in the bigger 50cm fin that came with the board. Spent the next hour phusting and schlogging - occasionally getting a little tease at the possibility of planing. Sometimes I feel like I'm stuck in a parallel universe where I took the blue pill and everybody else took the orange one ;-( In hindsight probably needed a bigger sail - occasional whitecaps on the water. Wind gusts showed promise with odd purposefull acceleration bearing off before I ran out of downwind. Had enough of the required 'development' time and used the last of the daylight to take the longboard out. What a difference - same sail - no changes - I'm off and accelerating WaHoo :-). :-) Able to get on the plane and head away from the shore. Felt good power fro... >>

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