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New member here...

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:53 am
by Patrick
Hello! My name is Patrick, I am going on 68 years old, and am addicted to windsurfing. I also kayak, have a small catamaran, paddle a SUP, mountain bike, and downhill ski.

I started sailing in 1977 with a Windsurfer One Design. My current gear is all old, late 90's stuff. I still sail a 90 litre wave board and a 130 litre slalom board. I also still have my 60 litre Speed Needle but it is a wall decoration now.

My reason for joining this forum is to learn about the new equipment.

The short video below shows this old guy sailing my old gear this past summer (2017) for the first time in over a year. It is on lake Huron. The sail is a 5.2m.

Thanks for accepting me into this group.
Patrick
[youtube]https://youtu.be/0GPYETOMags[/youtube]

Re: New member here...

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:41 am
by sandman
Great Video making old gear look good! Great times sailing in the 90's, no matter how much the gear sucked! The new gear is so much better and so much more efficient with so much more wind range! It may take a bit to get used to a new stance and new feel, but once dialed in, it's a blast!
Good luck and good sailing :D

Re: New member here...

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:21 pm
by Patrick
Thanks sandman. It has been several years since I travelled, so I have not tried any new gear. Looking forward to it. In the early days, we took our gear with us. This pic shows some of the gear we hauled to Toronto airport, then to Barbados. I'm in the black shorts.

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Re: New member here...

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:32 pm
by joe_windsurfer
old guy aye ?
you put us young un's to shame with that video
just turned 60 :D
hope you find lotsa w/s buddies in your new home

Re: New member here...

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:56 pm
by Patrick
joe_windsurfer wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:32 pm
old guy aye ?
you put us young un's to shame with that video
just turned 60 :D
hope you find lotsa w/s buddies in your new home
You just turned 60? OMG lots of w/s left for you LOL.

I hardly ever see anybody windsurfing up here any more. Several kites though. In the pic is my next-door neighbour. On days when there isn't quite enoungh wind for me, he is out front going back and forth, taunting me LOL. So I respond with a drink. :lol:

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