Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing you

  • Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing yourself instead of taking photos of me.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Today is Commissioning down at the Yacht Club

 Today is Commissioning down at the Yacht Club. I will be absent.




The Moth Class represents every thing the Yacht Club scene does not.
No design constraints. Just build the fastest most innovative boats you can.

Just like the windsurfing that still exists today, Change the shape; the design; keep tweaking it, and see what happens.

No tradition; no blue blazers, no pecking order in status; no pecking order in the line up.


Moves like this ...where unthinkable.....................................when our equipment looked like this...

Mike Burns
myself by Richard J in 1980 something
















                                    
Florian
myself, shot by Steve
The conditions we sail in today,,, were unimaginable on the gear we sailed in 1979.
So while windsurfing continues to make great leaps forward for the regular guy like me.

We lose ground when we try to be the Yacht Club racers we are not.The greatest example being that Windsurfing is no longer an Olympic Sport. And why not? The boards they race bear no resemblance at all to the boards my friends and I sail. And we are just regular guys.
We have families, hold "Real Jobs", and we just love the water.







Interestingly, we are actually gaining ground in our little corner of the sailing world.


For example after 35 years of wave sailing in the Ocean against NY State Parks rules. Windsurfing is finally allowed in the Ocean.







See the link bellow for details.
http://libeach.blogspot.com/ 
George shot by Ted










 Friday, May 18, 2012
Subject: RE: Governor  Cuomo's office in cooperation with the NYS Parks announces additional beach access.

Effective June 1st, NYS PRHP will permit stand-up paddle board and windsurfing in designated surfing zones. Incremental progress is still progress. The Commission will monitor the expansion program. A successful program provides a strong argument for further consideration of expansion.
SURFING, paddle boarding and wind surfing oceanfront locations
          Jones Beach
·        The surfing, paddle boarding and wind surfing area is open year-round at West End 2.  The area is located on the west side of the beachfront, avoiding protected species.
·        Off-season surfing, paddle boarding and wind surfing are permitted at all open parking fields from October 16th thru May 14th
·        In-season surfing, paddle boarding and wind surfing are permitted west of Field 2 from June 1st thru October 15th.
·        Surfing, paddle boarding and wind surfing are permitted beyond 100 feet east of Field 6 picnic area year-round.
·        Surfing, paddle boarding and wind surfing are permitted at the west end boat basin.
·        Surfing, paddle boarding and wind surfing are permitted at Field 10.
Montauk State Parks Complex
·        Surfing, paddle boarding and wind surfing are open year-round from sunrise to sunset at Shadmoor and Hither Hills (outside bathing area).
·        Surfing, paddle boarding and wind surfing area at Montauk Point State Park is open December 15th thru March 31st from sunrise to sunset.
Robert Moses
·        In-season, surfing, paddle boarding, and wind surfing area is located on the west side of each open field beyond the lifeguard protected bathing areas. (closed fields)  Including Democrat Point west of jetty.
·        During the off-season, surfing, paddle boarding and wind surfing are authorized within Fields 2, 3 and 4 by permit only when fields are closed.  Effective dates are September 15th thru December 31st daylight hours only.  Field 5 surfing, paddle boarding and wind surfing are authorized year-round on the west side.

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