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Day 2-3 hydrofoil pro tour- all good things in all good time

Its hard to imagine having a no wind day on the SF Bay August, but we got skunked. Day 2 of the Hydrofoil pro tour was a wash out of rain showers, a healthy marine layer but no wind and no races on the score sheet. Racers woke up for...Show More Summary

2017 hydrofoil pro tour day 1 report

It started off with good intentions as all sailing ambitions do but by the end of the 1st day of the 2017 Hydrofoil Pro Tour kite regatta I was already deflated but definitely not defeated. I achieved at least one goal by getting some...Show More Summary

All You Need Is A Smile

"So Mac, how was your week in Belize?" I can't even begin to tell you in just a few sentences. Where do I even start? How do you describe living in extreme poverty? If you've been to countries like Guatemala, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Uganda,...Show More Summary

Challengersails 2018

Challengersails released their 2018 models. The new range includes 3 wave models with 3, 4 or 5 sails, one pure freestyle sail, one freeride sail, one freerace cambered sail and a kids model. The speed and Slalom racing sail will released later in the season. The designs look quite fresh and the models are available […]

Race Report: CGT Summer Series #7

Race: The seventh race in the CGT Spring/Summer Series. Date it happened: 30 July, 2017 Host: CGT Kayaks and Paddleboards, which you can become a groupie of by joining the CGT Tribe facebook page. Location: Riverside Park on the Imperial River in downtown Bonita Springs, Florida. Show More Summary

Race Report: Flying Fish Summer Paddle Challenge

Race photos taken by Jen Hayes. Race: The Flying Fish Summer Paddle Challenge 2017 Date it happened: 29 July, 2017 Host: The Flying Fish Paddle Sports Location: The event was at the River Palm Cottages resort on the Indian River Lagoon in Jensen Beach, Florida. Show More Summary

To Doubt Saturday's Forecast is to be Like Hulse

"What are you, Hulse?" Scott asked when I pointed out on Wednesday that the forecast for wind on Saturday might change. I am not Hulse. I haven't been confused with Hulse since 1996...we were at a party in Great Neck...

We Getting Something Sunday?

iWindsurf's computer model seems to think so. Northeast. Please make it so!

SUP Race Report: CGT Race Series #6

Race: The sixth race in the CGT Spring/Summer Series. Date it happened: 16 July, 2017 Host: CGT Kayaks and Paddleboards, which you can become a groupie of by joining the CGT Tribe facebook page. Location: Riverside Park on the Imperial River in downtown Bonita Springs, Florida. Show More Summary

Damn you, dirty scoundrels of Photobucket

I used photobucket.com for several years to host the pictures for this blog, but it got progressively more annoyingly packed with pop up ads and malware and such, to the point that the site interface became maddeningly slow, awkward and unusable. Show More Summary

SUP Race Report: CGT Summer Series #5

Race: The fifth race in the CGT Spring/Summer Series. Date it happened: 2 July, 2017. Host: CGT Kayaks and Paddleboards, which you can become a groupie of by joining the CGT Tribe facebook page. Location: Riverside Park on the Imperial River in downtown Bonita Springs, Florida. Show More Summary

Great Summer Wind

"I can't remember the last time we had such great summer wind" texted Chimply Lord Scotworth to the crew. The Earl of Kielt has been getting it big and regular at South Jamesport, and I finally managed to tag along...

Brian Sez Get On a SUP. Dude you have no idea...

In response to my Summer Solstice lament “24 Days Since My Last Session” Brian commented "I bought a windsup that can be used for sail-chi and similar." Well this last weekend was quite SUPcentric in my neck of Puffindom. Saturday.....

24 Days Since My Last Session

I have not been in the right place at the right time in over three weeks. The straps on my boards are bone dry. The sand on the floor of my van is from sessions long ago. My callouses are...

SUP Race Report: CGT Summer Series #4

Race: The fourth race in the CGT Spring Series. Date it happened: 18 June, 2017. Host: CGT Kayaks and Paddleboards, which you can become a groupie of by joining the CGT Tribe facebook page. Location: Riverside Park on the Imperial River in downtown Bonita Springs, Florida. Show More Summary

Babes and Better Battens

27 years ago windsurfing magazines were chock full of wonders! In this 20th anniversary issue published in 1990 (so there was a windsurfing magazine in 1970) there's a QA with US1111, a jump clinic, and Better Battens! I remember when...

SUP Race Report: 2017 Sunshine SUP race #1

Jen Hayes' facebook photo album from the race. Thanks for the pictures!Race: The first of two races in the 2017 RK Sunshine SUP Series. The next one is August 12th. Date it happened: 3 June 2017. Host / Sponsors / Benefitting: Hosted by Island Water Sports, organized by racers Victoria Burgess and Roray Kam. Show More Summary

Starboard Race SUP Test- 12'6x24.5, 14x24.5, 14x23

The Bonita Springs paddle shop that sponsors our SUP race team, CGT Kayaks and Paddleboards, sells a couple different brands of paddleboards, including StarBoard. Not all of us on the team race the StarBoards (I ride a Riviera and some others use Hovies), but we're all curious about the pretty blue and red StarBoards and how they perform. Show More Summary

If A Shark Eats Your Mast, Don't Try to Get It Back

"She's back!" Scott texted. Yes she is. Mary Lee, three and a quarter tons of Great White Hell is coming for to eat you up. The good people at OCEARCH track her and other sharks for the betterment of science....

Christian Rounds the Horn (again)

Back in his sailboat racing days, Christian once crewed on a around-the-world race. I assume that means he sailed around Cape Horn, that legendary stretch of sea at the bottom of Chile known as a sailors graveyard. From Sailing World:...

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