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.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

RIP Andre Paskowski

OK first things first.  Thanks to Jon Sasson for sharing this Video.

Magic Moments from Andre Paskowski on Vimeo.

Now. Go to Mike’s Blog,  http://purewindsurfing.blogspot.com/2013/08/gorge-2013.html of hopefully I have embedded the video from his Gorge trip down below.

See you all Tuesday at the "Children of the Wind" showing
Tuesday, August 06 7:30pm - 9:20pm
in Huntington, NY at Cinema Arts Centre,

I will have the last of the Long Island Windsurfing group T-Shirts. So bring your money and pick up your shirts. If you didn’t order one; we do have some extras. Thanks again to Jon for setting this up. and Thandi for setting up the Hudson River showing.

Lastly, because of all the rain thursday night, I sailed Segue last night. I would rather have been windsurfing in the 20+ winds we had...But I am all to aware of the sad state of our water. 

I still enjoyed taking the old girl for a spin around City Island. I always love sailing around City Island. There is just more to look at,; plus I have been cruising it's mooring areas for over 40 years. When I was a kid, I used to work the bow on an Ensign out of the Morris Yacht Club. To this day I can still taste the post sail, burger and frys the owner would treat me to for crewing on his boat. I drank a Coke, [I was only eight], but remember that “Frat House” smell of beer and post race stories.

My bay; [Manhasset Bay], has turned into a cesspool of floating real estate. Giant floating clorox bottles, or tennis sneakers, with ridiculously high freeboard litter the Bay. Gone are the “glory days” of sailing I fell in love with. Atlantics, Solings, Etchells, MBOs, Knickerbockers, Hershoffs, Rhodes, Pearsons, S&Ss, Bullseys, Ensegns, and Cape Dorys. It’s sad really. All the class racers are on Sonars, the PRHF guys J boats, are  all in an arms race for the latest cellophane sails made from “unobtainium”.

I don’t know if it’s money or tradition...but there is a lot more “Classic Plastic” and wooden boats in the City Island mooring fields than my home port. Last night I must have seen at least 15 Cape Dorys. From Typhoons, to 30-somethings. It warms my heart to see actual sailboats. And last night was a perfect night for a Cape Dory... West wind; single reef in the Main, with about 110% Genni. Segue was practically sailing herself.  

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