> would be a shame to see the WW logo disappear as they they are a part
> of the windsurfing history!
I guess we should wait and see first before we get too nostalgic. That
said, I am in the mood. I remember back in 1983, when I was a freshman
in Austin, and saw a kid I sailed Sears Cup against on the water with
one of Bill's sails. His name was Rick, and I knew he and his buddy
were getting pretty heavily into windsurfing a few years earlier. I
just took one look at the sail, and was blown away. The quality was a
night and day difference from the production Gaastra and NP stuff we
had at the time. They were heavier, but totally built right (from the
materials, stitching, grommets, to the shape). Rick could rip too.
I saw Rick four years later living in the Gorge in the heyday working
at one of the big shops. He probably pissed Wardog off...it was those
days he has talked about before.
Bill has always been a innovator (and will be a Hall of Famer), and I
always liked the fact he would rub elbows with many of us on
rec.windsurfing and offer his views and advice. Windwing is a different
beast now, but the time have changed a lot too. I hope this a minor