Archived Photogallery to September 2019
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Sunday, September 29th     Lakeside Park Beach, Port Dalhousie - Foils prevailed as the day unfolded…


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Long Beach, late September 2019,   Monarch Butterflies waiting for an obliging wind to help them cross
Lake Erie to continue their amazing migration to Mexico…





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Saturday, September 21th   Porch Rock Turtle, camouflaged and hiding motionless…


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Wednesday, September 18th   Light wind…



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Saturday, September 26th   A long migration ahead…





Saturday, September 14th   At long last, smaller sails and shortboard conditions for the most part…





Strong, shifty, sometimes gusty WSW wind.   Please click on the images to enlarge the pics…




















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Friday, September 13th   Light wind slowly building for tomorrow, rock turtle coming along nicely…






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Wednesday, Sept 4th   Racenight, generally lighter winds…

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(Above, sailboat photo tip revealed.)   Please click on the images to enlarge the pics…



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(iPhone8+)   Wednesday, Sept 4th   Club Lasalle, St.Catharines, moderate, variable WNW - NW wind.
Rough, lumpy conditions, with an unfortunate light & gusty side-on wind, from the shoreline, out past the sandbar break, (to infinity) and beyond…
(Translation - not decent windsurfing for the most part, and please credit the last part above to my co-pilot Buzz Lightyear)

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Most any wind solution…

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Click here     A windinsight video (footage by Sean Shapcott) - Our Grandchildren - Grant & Blakey
with their dad, on a first family round of golf…   (Choose HD720 in settings.)


      Practise swings, putting greens, and driving ranges…




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  Tuesday, August 27th     Long Beach Conservation Area.   Generally overcast and occasional light rain.   Variable south wind ranging from 13 - 18 knots…





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Above, another clean gybe, and the fastest tack of the day, delightful to watch and actually capture, a pure, perfect move, so sweet to watch…















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Please check out a new WNY wind report link (click below) or up above right for another
validation of (in this case) a minimum 15+ mph wind forecast probability…
 Western New York wind report.
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The creative spirit of youth.   Off the divingboard soccer kicks, captured with an iPhone 8+…







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Two up and coming windsurfers…



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  Wednesday, August 14th     Racenight   Generally good offshore wind for drifters & spinnakers…





Spinnaker repaired and flying, above right…






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  Wednesday, August 7th     Racenight   (SW) 10 - 15 knot wind…







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Please check out our new WNY wind report link up above right for another hopeful validation of oft-times questionable forecast possibilities, sigh…
 Western New York wind report.

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  Sunday, August 4th     Such beautiful iridescence from strong, early evening sunlight…  




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  Wednesday, July 31st     Racenight   The light wind start eventually dropped to 0.0

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Monday, July 29th     Two foilers showed up at LaSalle…

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Saturday, July 27th     Around the mark off Point Abino Lighthouse and back to Port Colborne…

Actually way happier than he appears.   Please click on the images to enlarge the pics…






A spinnaker seam ripped apart.   We had to raise an alternate drifter in its place.   The time lost plus using a smaller replacement sail cost us any chance of placing well in the racing fleet.   Sigh…
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Wednesday, July 24th     Racenight     Good wind for all…



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Lucky shot…


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Backyard Black Tip Swallowtail, and a cheeky goldfinch…

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Friday, July 19th   Light winds prevailed.   Larger boards and sails were successfully pressed into service.
Unfortunately, Saturday didn't deliver either.   Hang in there!   July is simply being July…

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Generally variable and disappointing lighter winds throughout the afternoon.   Doming conditions prevailed in spite of the stronger forecast…

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Wednesday, July 10th     Racenight     SW - light wind and warm…







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Check out the wind for today on Eric's 15+ knot forecast  (aka - Eric (Big "E")) Mihelbergel's, Western New York Wind forecast…

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posting for interest - July 7th     On November 24th, 2012 a new speed sailing record - 75 mph, or 121 kph, or 65.45knots…
Paul Larsen and the Vestas Sailrocket




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Video - Paul Larson at speed setting the record with the Vestas Sailrocket.   (Choose HD 720 in settings.)


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Wednesday, July 3rd     * Racenight *     SW - light variable wind, hazy, and warm…







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Wednesday, June 26th     Racenight     Finally blessed with some decent, useable wind…







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(New video) - Coming Home to Port Colborne from Port Dover in SW 25+ knots,
(max boat speed recorded on GPS - 12.9 knots)

June 22nd - 25th   Lake Erie Interclub Cruise…
(iPhone 8+ & Canon EF 70-200mm 2.8)





Heading up-lake from Port Colborne to Port Dover…




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Welcomen, Willkomme, Valkomna, Tervetuloa, Bienvenue, and home for the next 4 days…






A few prerace & race shots, rain and more rain, and an epic return ride to Port Colborne in winds that eventually increased to 25+ knots…

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Wednesday, June 19th     Calm conditions prevailed.   Race cancelled…




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Friday, June 14th     Long Beach - Good wind all day…






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Lions Park   Mommy Maggie and Auntie Bethy came here to play as children…



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Wednesday, June 12th   Racenight   -   Calm and cancelled…





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  Wednesday, June 5th     Racenight.   Damp, overcast, cold, foggy, often bleak,
  and (for the most part) an abysmal light wind, but who cares, it was such good fun…   (scroll down)









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June 3rd     The lake was cold, blue skies and sunshine prevailed, and Long Beach was windy today…   (scroll down)









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May 30th   Club Race.     Generally overcast and a bit chilly.   But, there was enough wind to complete two course laps…   (scroll down)










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Hopefully our August will soon become the first Lego actual full-size sailboard shaper…


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May 22nd   Sugarloaf Sailing Club.   Light wind and a rain-shortened course for our
first race of the season…   (scroll down)







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May 21st   Very high water at Lakeside Park, Port Dalhousie, Lake Ontario.


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May 25th   Firemen's Park…



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May 16th   Almost getting there…



A pretty good reason to consider buying a lottery ticket…

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May 11th   Another season begins…





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April 26th   Rodanthe, NC   Pamlico Sound
Challenging SW wind gusting over 40 knots today & a few more pics from the last few days…
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