Cape Cod Demo Day

Cape Cod Demo Day

Post by Jean Garne » Sat, 27 Apr 1996 04:00:00


We plan to attend the New England Demo Day (mid May) for the first time. I would
like to benefit from the experience of others that were there previous years.

Is it necessary to make reservations for hotel rooms?
Is one day enough or should we plan to sped the whole week-end there?
Sould we bring all our equipment or is the demo equipment in large supply enough
to spend the whole time trying new boards, sails?
Is there anything else we need to know in advance to make it a worth a trip from
Montreal?

Thanks

 Zen Windsurfer         Montreal (Quebec) Canada
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Post by cras » Tue, 30 Apr 1996 04:00:00

I'd definitely make it a weekend trip since you'll be driving over 5
hours to get here.  I'd suggest making reservations because a lot of the
rooms closer to Kalmus do get filled up.  I can't remember the names of
the motels within walking distance but hopefully someone can give you
the name - if not e-mail me and I'll find out for you.

Its a fun weekend.  The have a big party on Saturday night at a local
club where you can hang out and watch windsurfing vids and grab a beer
or two.  The equipment demo's are cool.  You have to leave a credit card
in case you decide to leave with your rig or try to clear the rock jetty
and miss, but it gives you access to EVERYTHING.  If April is any
indication of the wind we'll be getting it should be windy.  The water
does get crowded and there can be a wait for some of the more popular
equipment but its worth it.  You get to try out all the boards and rigs
you've been reading about.

I brought my ownn equipment last year and didn't rig it once.  It's a
lot more fun to walk into the beach at the end of the day a get in your
car and drive away without worry about de-rigging all the stuff you
used.  Just bring your wet/dry suit and your harness.

Good luck,
Steve

 
 
 

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Post by JD » Fri, 03 May 1996 04:00:00

Someone please send me the exact date of the Can Am demo this year.  Is it
in Falmouth again?
John

 
 
 

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Post by spdt.. » Fri, 03 May 1996 04:00:00

The CanAm show will be May 17 through 19 - at Kalmus Beach.

David Laylin            Wind/waterspeed & Depthsounder Instruments            

Tel: 800 760 0004       Web Site: http://www.infi.net/~spdtech

 
 
 

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Post by WTRACKS » Sat, 04 May 1996 04:00:00

Here's a quick one: I'm coming to the Can Am Show. What thickness wetsuit
do I need for mid-May? Should I bring my Pistol River spring suit: 5mm? Or
my Pistol River summer suit: 4mm?
Clay/Wind Tracks

 
 
 

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Post by DTWay » Sat, 04 May 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
(WTRACKSHQ) writes:
> Should I bring my Pistol River spring suit: 5mm? Or my Pistol River

summer suit: 4mm?     Clay/Wind Tracks

Coast Guard Bouy reports are now averaging an off shore water temp of 48
degrees F.  The Bay at Kalmus is shallow and with the usuall S-SW winds
blowing the warm surface water in toward the beach the 4mm will probably
be OK...... but maybe not !    Better to bring the 5mm and If your too hot
just fall in...... or at least tell us that's why you did!  
DTWayve

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Post by Christopher Gayl » Mon, 06 May 1996 04:00:00

Clay -

I for one consider it still to be spring on Cape Cod in May.  I'd
sugget the warmer suit.  There are those who will disagree with me,
I know...  I saw somebody in a shorty the other day, and I'm still
using the drysuit on the North shore of Mass.  But Cape Cod is warmer
than the North shore -- the water is in the mid-40's by now.
Ifr the sun if strong, your spring suit will be fine.  As for me,
I will have the drysuit and my convertible along and we'll just see
which I end up using!

See you there

- Topher Gayel

 
 
 

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Post by cras » Mon, 06 May 1996 04:00:00

Hey Clay,
Glad to hear you'll be out at our fine beach.  I sailed Friday with a
4/3mm and was very warm.  I'll be switching to my 3mm wetsuit next time
out just because its easier to get in and out of.  You'll be fine with a
4mm.  If April is any indication of what May will be like it should be
great.  We've had awesome wind.  Friday afternoon blew a nice 30 and hit
40 by 7:00pm - the previous weekend blew 40mph on Sunday.  Of course the
odds of good wind do decrease  because there is a race but keep your
fingers crossed and bring your small sails.
-Steve

 
 
 

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Post by cras » Mon, 06 May 1996 04:00:00

Dave,
I don't think that buoy is necessarily a good indicator of the Kalmus
beach area water temp.  I was out a couple days ago and it felt real
warm.  I had bare hands and lost a fin about 1/4mile from the beach and
had to walk back to shore.  My hands were in the water for at least 30
minutes and never got cold.  I think 4mm is the call.
-Steve

 
 
 

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Post by Jean Gauthie » Mon, 06 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Someone please send me the exact date of the Can Am demo this year.  Is it
> in Falmouth again?
> JohnIt's from May 17 to 19 at Kalmus, see ya there.

--
Jean Gauthier, hardware design engineer
Northern Telecom Canada.

 
 
 

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Post by jb » Thu, 09 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> I sailed Friday with a
> 4/3mm and was very warm.  I'll be switching to my 3mm wetsuit next time
> out just because its easier to get in and out of.  You'll be fine with a
> 4mm.  > -Steve

I was sailing two weeks ago in my 4/3 dry suit at Duxbury.  I was very
warm and people were comfortable in 5/4 wet suits.  Bare hands and heads.

But... I sailed there last night (on a 4.8 :-) and any exposed skin was very cold.
My hands were numb and the thermometer on my divers watch read 51 degrees (on
my wrist, so it was probably in the 40s).

Wind chill and air temperature are important.  If it's sunny and warm, go
with the 3mm or 4mm wetsuit.  Otherwise you may want something warmer.

 
 
 

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Post by Jean-Fran?ois Al » Sat, 11 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Someone please send me the exact date of the Can Am demo this year.  Is it
>in Falmouth again?
>John

The Can Am demo is may 18 to 20  at Kalmus beach.
 
 
 

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Post by WTRACKS » Mon, 13 May 1996 04:00:00

DT, thanks for the mm advice. A silly little mm can mean the diff. between
shriveling or persevering! I'll cya at the show...Clay

 
 
 

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Post by Marc A. Lefebv » Tue, 14 May 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
>DT, thanks for the mm advice. A silly little mm can mean the diff. between
>shriveling or persevering! I'll cya at the show...Clay

        Hey!  I was wondering if anyone knows who the windsurfing celebs will
be this year?  Will Robbie and Bjorn grace our presence again this year?

        L8rrr...

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