Windwing, whats up?

Windwing, whats up?

Post by Bill Prinzmeta » Thu, 22 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Whats up with Windwing?  I heard that they are leaving the San
Francisco Bay area, and perhaps are not going to make race sails.  I
tried to access their web site, but got Amoka Windsurfing! (Ohio!)

It would be very sad if the two San Francisco Bay area sail makers
(Waddell and Windwing) flew the coop (The best urban sailing location
in the country.)

 
 
 

Windwing, whats up?

Post by Saulius Muliol » Fri, 23 Aug 1996 04:00:00



writes:

Quote:

>Whats up with Windwing?  I heard that they are leaving the San
>Francisco Bay area, and perhaps are not going to make race sails.  I
>tried to access their web site, but got Amoka Windsurfing! (Ohio!)

You should definitely not be getting Amoka if you are looking for
Windwing,
as I know that Windwing will not ship sails to Amoka anymore.
Windwing and some other Ohio shops have gotten fed up with
Amoka's way of doing buisiness.

Quote:
>It would be very sad if the two San Francisco Bay area sail makers
>(Waddell and Windwing) flew the coop (The best urban sailing location
>in the country.)

Windwing still has it's headquarters in SF, and that's where they
design
and test the new sails, but they won't be manufacturing there.

Take off!!
Let's see some fin!!

The rec.windsurfing FAQ file is at
 http://www.interlog.com/~aoldham/windsurf.html


http://www.en.com/users/winderi/index.html

 
 
 

Windwing, whats up?

Post by James Calo » Sun, 25 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:



> writes:

> >Whats up with Windwing?  I heard that they are leaving the San
> >Francisco Bay area, and perhaps are not going to make race sails.  I
> >tried to access their web site, but got Amoka Windsurfing! (Ohio!)

Their website says 'come back, we're not ready'... they're still in SF, CA
but the sails are made in SriLanka... no more American made.
-jc

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Windwing, whats up?

Post by James Calo » Mon, 26 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> Whats up with Windwing?  I heard that they are leaving the San
> Francisco Bay area, and perhaps are not going to make race sails.  I
> tried to access their web site, but got Amoka Windsurfing! (Ohio!)

> It would be very sad if the two San Francisco Bay area sail makers
> (Waddell and Windwing) flew the coop (The best urban sailing location
> in the country.)

I was informed they headed to da Gorge...

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Windwing, whats up?

Post by David R. Fielde » Thu, 29 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Actually, just to set the record straight regarding my favorite sail maker,
Windwing is in Richmond, CA, not SF (used to be Berkeley, but at least
it's still East Bay) and all anyone has to do is call them at 510-233-4995,
where I spoke at some length with "the other Bill" just a week ago.  The
only problem is that you can't go in and watch them make sails anymore,
as production has been moved overseas.

 
 
 

Windwing, whats up?

Post by Saulius Muliol » Sat, 31 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>Actually, just to set the record straight regarding my favorite sail maker,
>Windwing is in Richmond, CA, not SF (used to be Berkeley, but at least
>it's still East Bay) and all anyone has to do is call them at 510-233-4995,
>where I spoke at some length with "the other Bill" just a week ago.  The
>only problem is that you can't go in and watch them make sails anymore,
>as production has been moved overseas.

And you can still get in touch with them at

If you want to know what kind of an engineer one of these Bill's
is, check out this month's National Geographic (September). In
the "Geographica"
section there is a picture of a solar powered aeroplane that one
of these guys helped to design. Notice the materials used in the
construction of the wings.

Take off!!
Let's see some fin!!

The rec.windsurfing FAQ file is at
 http://www.interlog.com/~aoldham/windsurf.html


http://www.en.com/users/winderi/index.html

 
 
 

Windwing, whats up?

Post by Wilzo » Fri, 06 Sep 1996 04:00:00

OK, you are all wrong.  Windwing is alive and well, but will no longer be
based in any way in the Bay Area.  There will be a full line of sails next
year (1997) including a NEW 8 batten race sail (rumored to blow the doors
of the VX2) and we will see a return of the Twin Cam, a new Interface
Light (as well as Interface bombproof) and a new entry level sail system.
All R&D will be done in the Gorge, with Bill Hansen as principal designer.
 All materials will be state of the art, including a new batten tensioner,
fabrics, etc.  Repairs, service and a demo center (yes DEMO CENTER) will
be run out of Berkeley Windsurfing in the Bay, Windwing's own outlet in
the Gorge, and Barton Decker's place in Hatteras.  Windwing is NOT going
away (as did Waddell) in this move, but is actually EXPANDING the line and
plans to increase market share.  After a very successful 1996 line which
really only consisted of 2 models, Windwing will be back in '97 bigger
than ever!  For more info call 1-800-234-WING, or your local Windwing
dealer.

 
 
 

Windwing, whats up?

Post by James Calo » Sat, 07 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> OK, you are all wrong. Windwing will be back in '97 bigger
> than ever!  For more info call 1-800-234-WING, or your local Windwing
> dealer.

I hope you're right. Altho I'm not quite as e***d about their future
prospects, I do wish Bill all the best.
-jc

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