I have visited a lot of windsurfing sites lately thinking about
getting back into the sport, but I don't live in the Gorge, Maui or
right behind Kalmus. I live in lovely Connecticut, where we are
*lucky* to get 1 or 2 sailable days a month during the summer. So I
quit sailing, because I could never get my Bic Presto planing. Poor
equipment, probably. Wind snobbery? Definitely. Never went sailing
unless it was 18 - 25 knots and I could get out of work.
So here is the question: I had read recently of a dinghy sailor
(Laser) selling his boat to get back into windsurfing because new
"designs" of boards and sails can get planing in as little as 8 knots.
Is this true? My sailable days would go from 1-2/month up to 10 or 12
if I could get planing in those speeds. Is this a slalom board? Or
one of those huge Olympic pool sized rigs? Ya know, 12 feet, 29
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