It was last April that I wrote a post about how Rebecca and I were interested in acquiring a windsurfer. Since that time, we have had our ear to the ground (or is it ear to the water?), looking for a used one. Just the other day we read on Facebook that our friend John, the brains behind the website Desperate Sailors, had a windsurfer that he was looking to offload. The challenge we faced was that the windsurfer was in Culebra, about 125 west of us, and we were not.
Yes, I know that kiteboarding is all the rage these days but we think that windsurfing would be a little bit better for us. The only downside is that the board is a LOT larger to store.
Not to be deterred by that geographic hurdle, John spoke to his boat neighbors who had previously let him know that they were soon going to be heading to St. Martin. When what we needed was explained to them, Steven and Linda on the catamaran Flying Loon were kind enough to agree to ferry the board and all of its bits and pieces here for us. Cool, right?
Yesterday, as we looked off to our port side, we were happy to see Flying Loon anchored almost beside us, with the windsurfer nicely secured along the rail. Awesome! Thanks John and thanks Steve and Linda, you all rock!
The price to have the board shipped here. If only FedEx could be paid with tequila. 🙂