Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Gear for Sale - Fall 2015

Here is my updated list of gear for sale. Check out the PHOTO ALBUM for pictures of many of the items, and be sure to click the 'info' button in the photo album for descriptions. Please email me or call 920-2five1-8six48 with any questions or for specific pictures, etc.

Be sure to hit the info button for details on each picture

2009 Copello custom slalom. ~90-95L, 61 cm wide. $500
- I won the 2009 Midwest Speed Quest on the Copello with a top speed of 40.8 mph.

~2004 Drops course slalom. 9'6", 122L. $195
- The Drops is all carbon, very light and stiff. Great value for an early planing board. Price includes padded reflective board bag.

~2002 Protech Convertible 289cm/101L. Bump n jump/slalom hybrid board. Great condition full carbon construction. Round rails for fantastic high speed jibing. Tuttle box. Includes padded board bag. $195

* All boards listed above have tuttle or deep tuttle box, except WindSUP has standard fin box.

[NEW LISTING!] Nearly new (2015) 7.8 Severne Reflex6. 484 cm luff, 214 cm clew. $625
- 460 SDM90 mast available below, works perfect for this sail

2013 Severne Raceboard 9.5. Rigs on Severne 530 mast. Very clean sail with only a small amount of wear! Bought in spring 2014 and only used for 8 regattas. $550

6.5 Severne Turbo (2012). 456 cm luff, 190 cm clew. The twin cam Turbo is a great all around sail. Excellent condition, the 6.5 is the best of the 3 Turbos listed here. $350
- 430 Redline mast listed below works perfectly on this sail

6.0 Severne Turbo (2011). 435 cm luff, 185 cm clew. The twin cam Turbo is a great all around sail. $300
- 430 Redline mast listed below works perfectly on this sail

6.2 Neil Pryde Hellcat. I think this is from ~2010. No cam slalom sail. It has a small tear near the top of the mast sleeve but still sails fine. Rigs on a 400 or a 430 mast. $125

5.4 Neil Pryde Supersonic (~2003). 432 cm luff, 181 cm clew. Rigs on 400 - 430cm mast. Older, but lots of life left, and handles wind very well. RAF, no cams. $120

4.7 Neil Pryde Sabre. ~2005 model. No cam free ride sail. Good handling and balance. The luff is just under 400cm, so needs like a 370 or 380 mast. I used the North 380 mast that is listed later. Good condition. $150

3.3, 3.8, and 4.3 Gaastra MW5 (~1999). Specs available if needed. Good for learning or still useful for high wind blasting or ice sailing. $40 each, $100 for all 3.

[NEW LISTING!] Nearly new (2015) Severne SDM90 460 cm mast. 90% carbon. Ultimate combination of performance and durability. Recommended mast for the 7.8 Reflex6. $550

430 Severne Redline 100% carbon mast. Recommended mast for both the 6.2 and 7.0 Reflex3. Excellent condition. $375

550 Severne Enigma 100% carbon mast. Recommended mast for 11.0 Reflex2. Excellent condition. $600

[BRAND NEW!] 530 Severne Blueline 75% carbon mast. $450

460 Fiberspar Reflex4000 mast. I don't recall what the '4000' means, but the mast is labelled 50% carbon. $140

400 pacific mast. 30% carbon. Good performance and very durable. $70

380 North Spacetech mast. $60

Various 400, 430, and 460 30-80% carbon masts available.

Severne Blueline aluminum boom. 180-230 cm. Very stiff for an aluminum boom. Modern design and great front end clamp. Some grip wear. $90

Neil Pryde aluminum boom. Fits ~5.5-7.5 sails (around 175-225cm). $50

Chinook aluminum boom. ~130cm - 190cm. Fits ~ 4.0 m2 - 6.0 m2 sails. $75

Maui Fin Company (MFC) SL2, 32 cm. $80
[SOLD!] Maui Fin Company (MFC) SL2, 36 cm. $80
Various formula fins and longboard fins available.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Slalom sailing at Sandy Beach

Got a good session on slalom gear this afternoon. 7.0 Reflex 3 with iSonic97.

I shot some GoPro video using a ClewView for the first time. I need to work on sailing while looking back at the camera though ;) [1:20 in the video]

GPS Results: LINK

2015 Walleye Wagatta

#WalleyeWagatta went great this weekend. Upper 70s air temp Saturday with 10-20 mph wind. Did 3 course races then a long distance on Saturday. On Sunday we were treated to sunny 80 degree air and 15-25+ mph winds. We completed 6 figure-8 slalom races. Some pictures from land Saturday morning are attached.

I raced the Phantom 377 with the Raceboard 9.5 to win 2 of the 3 course races Saturday as well as the long distance race (counts as R4 and R5). I sailed the new Reflex6 7.8 on an iSonic 121L (75cm wide) with a 42 cm Vector Volt2 to win the first four slalom races before the wind started to back off and I had to settle for second place in the last two slalom races. Overall, it was good enough to win the event.
Race Results

Also, we had great photos taken from the committee boat by Dan Seaborn. Here are the first three pics he sent. I'm attempting a 1-handed laydown jibe. But, it looks more like I'm trying to catch flies. Having my eyes closed probably indicates the small chance of this going well.

GPS Results from slalom racing Sunday: LINK

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dam Jam NOR

The 9th annual Saylorville Dam Jam is coming up May 15-17 (racing May 16-17). Check out the Notice of Race. This is always a fun event.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

MOWIND Race Season starts May 2-3

The MOWIND Race Series starts May 2-3 in Fond du Lac, WI with the Walleye Wagatta. Click HERE for the Notice of Race. Contact me with any questions. See you there!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

First session 2015

Got my first session of 2015. Nice wind on Winnebago so took a spin on 6.0 Turbo this morning.

Getting ready for the Badger Final four game now. On Wisconsin!

Monday, March 23, 2015

New 2015 Severne Gear

Just received shipment of my new 2015 Reflex6 7.8 and 460 SDM90. Can't wait to try this rig! The ice on the lake is really thinning and hopefully will be gone in a week or so.

Also got a new Raceboard 9.5 with 530 Enigma and a 430 Redline to go on my Turbos, and a nice Trident board bag.

2015 Severne Reflex6 7.8
The shipment!
Severne Raceboard 9.5
530 Enigma, 460 SDM90, and 430 Redline
Trident board bag

Monday, February 16, 2015

WISSA 2015

WISSA 2015 was a lot of fun last week. Congrats to all the competitors and thank you to everyone that helped organize and run the event.

Here's a great aerial drone video of the event site on vimeo:

Here are some additional videos on youtube.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

WISSA 2015 Starts Next Week

The 2015 WISSA World Ice and Snow Sailing Championship will be held in the beautiful lakefront community of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. February 9-14, 2015.

Race Site Initiation:

Aden and I were on the ice as they shot the video above. You can see our awesome mode of transport from about 20sec to about 25sec through the video. An atv and a garden tractor...
Sweet transportation to the WISSA ice track. Heated WAK Shack in the background.
Fun with the the atv on the ice:

WISSA 2015 teaser video:

PBS covers Worthington Nationals

At the end of December, PBS did a nice program about the 2014 US Nationals at the Worthington Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival.
Check out the video at this link:

I shoot across the screen near the intro at 2:40, and there is a nice sequence of a start that is shot from a GoPro on the nose of Mark Boersma's board at 7:41. It shows Mark establish position over me and cover (rolls me), so then I have to pump out from under him but give up a lot of speed. Interesting for any racers out there...

Don't miss what's coming (It's Big)

Exciting news from Mercury Marine is on the way...

Don't Miss What's Coming (It's Big) #MercuryUnleashed

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Trident Windsurf Team

Trident posted a new page for the Windsurf Team. Cool to be on the same page as these guys!

Thank you to Trident, Starboard, and Severne for the support and great gear over the last four seasons!

Click on my picture to go to my profile page.

Old Pictures

I was looking through old windsurfing pictures and thought I would post some.

Here are pictures from the early 2000's through about 2010. Several of them are from when I started sailing formula when I moved to SF Bay area in 2002. My brothers also were picking up formula at that time and it was fun chasing after each other as we tried to figure out the newfangled wide race boards.
Old Picture Photo Album

Andrew, Adam, and me (L-R) at Chrissy Field. Formula tune-up, spring 2003
Calcup at Chrissy Field, 2005
2004 US Nationals slalom racing at Chrissy Field in front of the Golden Gate

And here are some really old pictures from the 90's as I was learning to windsurf with my brothers and racing imco class at various events.

Robbie Naish signing my shirt in Islamorada, FL at Mistral Tour Finals, 1994

Learning to sail in high wind on Elkhart Lake. I recall this being the day Kurt Cobain died, so April 5, 1994. 1991 Gaastra Speedfoil 4.4 on a Mistral Diamondhead!

1996 US Olympic Trials - Savannah, GA

One of my first sessions in Rio Vista, summer 2000