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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:...

SUP Race Report: CGT Spring Series Race #3

Race: The third race in the CGT Spring Series. Date it happened: 28 May, 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

Eye On Hulse

That's him, framed between the boom, the 93 liter FSW, and the 4.7 sail. Hulse inbound at the Bowl Thursday. Earlier in the session I jibed too close to him on the outside for his liking, and he counseled me...

Bump & jump windsurf session with some duck jibes

This year seems to have been windier than last year, with the wind lasting later into the warm season. This video was taken on a day that it was blowing about 20 knots, and I was on a 5.5 sail with a 106 liter board. I actually made some duck jibes in this one, but they weren't too pretty. Show More Summary

Tursday Wave Session? Jah Man...

(The following is a transcript of a text conversation between Chimply Lord Scotworth the Earl of Kielt, and the editor, in response to an easterly forecast for Thursday:) PP: Chimpley Lord Scotworth: What thinks ye of Thursday? CLStEoK: I'm optimistic....

Sunset sessions

Sunset windsurfing sessions are so beautiful and special. Most of the people left the water and the lake or sea is pure and calm again. At these moments I enjoy every single second, just feel the glide of the board and inhale complete serenity. It’s like Yoga on the water, the ultimate final relaxation. Not […]

SUP Race Report: Sup & Run 5k

Men's winner Brad Ward with his new 14x25 Sunova dugout board. Matt Kearney's track as recorded by his GPS watch. Total distance 10.1 kmMe and Matt Kearney posing with our boards after the raceRace: The 3rd annual 5k SUP & Run Date it happened: 20 May 2017 Host: The Sarasota Athletic Association, led by Felicia Cox. Show More Summary

San Francisco Slalom Season opener in 2 acts

Act 1 When it rains, it pours and when it blows, it blows the dogs off their chains in San Francisco. Things started off pretty heady for the first St. Francis Yacht Club Friday night slalom race of the season on May 12th as the puffs hit 30 knots & 4-6' breaking swell buried the 2nd downwind slalom mark, set a few hundred feet of Crissy Field. Show More Summary

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