Now, that's a good start. However, you forgot to add that in the late
'90's I discovered that the forward mast track position on an
on-the-fly adjustable mast track and the back position of an old surf
designs board were in an identical cosmic position. This lead to the
Y2K mast track position and served as the inflater of the tech bubble.
Futhermore, you didn't include the accomplishement that I am most proud
of i.e. that of wispering the the phrase >>short board<< in the ear
of Robby at a Luau and created the mass movement to them. Finally,
there was my one night stand with Anette Fornicello at Huntington beach
which shifted the cultural center of the universe to Haight-Ashbury.
> You all disappoint me by ignoring the History of windsurfing. Here's
> a summary:
> 1948, In transition from his life as an earthworm to that of a
> human being, cosmicharlie comes to twenty-year old Newman Darby in a dream
> and describes the "universal joint."
> 1965, As Darby failed to patent the universal joint, the
> youthful cosmicharlie approaches Hoyle Schweitzer and Jim Drake in an
> attempt to get development back on track. By the end of 1968, this results
> in the patent of the first windsurf board, the "Windsurfer"
> 1977 cosmicharlie, using the alias, Derk Thijs, sailed with 17.1 knots.
> 1982 cosmicharlie, using the alias, Pascal Maka bumped the record up to
> 27.82 knots at Weymouth.
> 1980's cosmicharlie brings aluminum booms, pintail boards, and mylar sails
> to the world of windsurfing. He also discovers the Gorge.
> 2004 cosmicharlie, using the alias, Finian Maynard sets a new
> record of 46.82 knots at the Trench.
> 1990's cosmicharlie designs sails that "twist." He also influences the
> widespread use of carbon fiber resulting in lighter and more responsive
> Today cosmicharlie, worn out from all of his accomplishments, moves back
> home to live with his mother. Out of great generosity, cosmicharlie shares
> his wealth of knowledge with the common people who read the
> rec.windsurfing newsgroup. The members of rec.windsurfing are awed
> by his presence.
> > Let me suggest that all you has-beens with deep knowledge of old and
> > obsolete technology write a >>History of WSing<<. You might have to
> > pay a publisher to print it, though, as it's doubtful it will sell or
> > attract many readers today. However, perhaps after sitting in a
> > library for 100 years gathering dust some researcher might find it
> > interesting. Nevertheless, you should edit out that >>I could have
> > been a contender<< attitude as it rather seems like sour grapes.