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[*] posted on 4-2-2010 at 02:34 PM
Legendary Beach Sailing: 473 Miles in 24 Hours


That is how far myself (mostly) and two friends sailed Kwikat in February and March of 2010, during 12 days of beach sailing at Punta Banda. We hit speeds of 30+ knots (35 mph) on half our outings.

It is easy to imagine (you) sailing 100 miles in a day, which is why we say, "Come to Punta Banda for Your Best Day Sailing Ever." My personal best is 47 miles in an afternoon with a top speed of 34.12 knots (39.27 MPH)--in 2 hours, 36 minutes. (March 25 & 26 sailing total: 125 miles)

The beach isn't your fastest sailing surface but it is one of the most fun and spiritual. Five miles of recently washed sand in various states of wet and dry await your inspection; some sections are smooth as butter. Beach sailing is a ballet between the wind, the beach, gravity and you. Pure fun.

Kwikat uses a windsurfing mast, boom & sail (usually 4.4M), and weighs less than 80 pounds ready to sail. Top speed on sand: 40 mph, so far. (I expect 45+ mph with a storm sail). The thrill comes not so much from speed as from mastering the wind especially at speed--as much as you need to have fun.

Prospective Kwikat pilots must weigh no more than 190 pounds and be between 5'6" - 6'6" tall. Experience sailing, skiing, surfing or motorcycling strongly recommended. Beach sailing constantly tests your reflexes, balance and nerve, it will forever change your relationship to wind, and it will make you smile. During recent tests seventy-five percent of pilots were able to master beach sailing.

Seniors and the disabled with sailing, surfing, skiing experience are encouraged to have a go. Beach sailing would be an outstanding paralympic sport. A missing arm or leg is no problem.

Come join us, your "Is Beach Sailing For Me" sail is free...send me a email to get on my Sailings Is On list. And be sure to check out Great Sails at Punta Banda Sailing.

http://sites.google.com/site/puntabandasailing/pbhome/home/g...

Cheers, Gordon Parnell
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[*] posted on 4-2-2010 at 03:01 PM
.tk, eh?


This domain is notorious for phishers and spammers. Tenga cuidado.
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[*] posted on 4-2-2010 at 03:06 PM


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Originally posted by Bajahowodd
This domain is notorious for phishers and spammers. Tenga cuidado.



Gordon is a computer techie. I can't imagine he doesn't know this.
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[*] posted on 4-2-2010 at 03:21 PM


dude,
last time you posted here you did not reply to my question re type and costs of rental land yachts. now i see you have a home-built kit called kwikat that looks like take off on manta or blokart.
now all you need do is tell us rental rates.

and what is cost of kwikat relative to a blokart or manta single seater?


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That is how far myself (mostly) and two friends sailed Kwikat in February and March of 2010, during 12 days of beach sailing at Punta Banda. We hit speeds of 30+ knots (35 mph) on half our outings.

It is easy to imagine (you) sailing 100 miles in a day, which is why we say, "Come to Punta Banda for Your Best Day Sailing Ever." My personal best is 47 miles in an afternoon with a top speed of 34.12 knots (39.27 MPH)--in 2 hours, 36 minutes. (March 25 & 26 sailing total: 125 miles)

The beach isn't your fastest sailing surface but it is one of the most fun and spiritual. Five miles of recently washed sand in various states of wet and dry await your inspection; some sections are smooth as butter. Beach sailing is a ballet between the wind, the beach, gravity and you. Pure fun.

Kwikat uses a windsurfing mast, boom & sail (usually 4.4M), and weighs less than 80 pounds ready to sail. Top speed on sand: 40 mph, so far. (I expect 45+ mph with a storm sail). The thrill comes not so much from speed as from mastering the wind especially at speed--as much as you need to have fun.

Prospective Kwikat pilots must weigh no more than 190 pounds and be between 5'6" - 6'6" tall. Experience sailing, skiing, surfing or motorcycling strongly recommended. Beach sailing constantly tests your reflexes, balance and nerve, it will forever change your relationship to wind, and it will make you smile. During recent tests seventy-five percent of pilots were able to master beach sailing.

Seniors and the disabled with sailing, surfing, skiing experience are encouraged to have a go. Beach sailing would be an outstanding paralympic sport. A missing arm or leg is no problem.

Come join us, your "Is Beach Sailing For Me" sail is free...send me a email to get on my Sailings Is On list. And be sure to check out Great Sails at Punta Banda Sailing.

http://sites.google.com/site/puntabandasailing/pbhome/home/g...

Cheers, Gordon Parnell
www.PuntaBanda.tk

Come to the edge',  He said. They said, 'We are afraid.'
'Come to the edge',  He said. They came.
He pushed them...  and they flew." ...... Guillaume Apollinaire
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[*] posted on 4-2-2010 at 03:31 PM


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Originally posted by DENNIS
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Originally posted by Bajahowodd
This domain is notorious for phishers and spammers. Tenga cuidado.



Gordon is a computer techie. I can't imagine he doesn't know this.


It would appear that you know Gordon. Fine. I don't. Just thought it strange that someone would post here on a rare basis, and have a website in that domain. You can check out the facts. And, if I'm wrong, so be it.

Might be that he is just taking advantage of the price.

[Edited on 4-2-2010 by Bajahowodd]
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[*] posted on 4-2-2010 at 03:56 PM


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Originally posted by Bajahowodd
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Originally posted by DENNIS
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Originally posted by Bajahowodd
This domain is notorious for phishers and spammers. Tenga cuidado.



Gordon is a computer techie. I can't imagine he doesn't know this.


It would appear that you know Gordon. Fine. I don't. Just thought it strange that someone would post here on a rare basis, and have a website in that domain. You can check out the facts. And, if I'm wrong, so be it.

Might be that he is just taking advantage of the price.

[Edited on 4-2-2010 by Bajahowodd]


".tk" is domain country code for a NZ territory called Tokelau. I think that is pretty far from Punta Banda :lol::lol:

it is very unclear what the OP is advertising.
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[*] posted on 4-2-2010 at 03:59 PM


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It would appear that you know Gordon. Fine. I don't. Just thought it strange that someone would post here on a rare basis, and have a website in that domain. You can check out the facts. And, if I'm wrong, so be it.

Might be that he is just taking advantage of the price.



I'm offering no defense for anybody. I'm just sayin', he knows what he's doing and if anything he does here is opportunistic or malicious, it's because that's the way he wants it to be.
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[*] posted on 4-2-2010 at 04:20 PM


Let's talk about it at Sharkey's, soon.
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[*] posted on 4-2-2010 at 05:40 PM


We've also been enjoying land sailing on the Magote peninsula in La Paz. Its among the best places in the world. I would also agree, that land sailing is a great sport for seniors and a great way to learn to sail without getting wet, it also makes it much easier to sail than learning on a boat. Not to mention that this last week we had Whale Sharks tracking along the beach and humpback whales with their babies breaching just off shore.

I have been looking for seniors on the Magote Peninsula who might like to try but it's apparently a ghost town, though there is a free ferry boat from La Paz to the Magote. Great wind today!

Here is a short clip





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[*] posted on 4-2-2010 at 06:09 PM


How do the folks in those houses keep from being devoured by jejenes?
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[*] posted on 4-2-2010 at 06:16 PM


I decided to take a walk on Magote and after ten miles my shoes melted.

Anyhow here's another land sailing clip from the desert on slightly different rigs...



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[*] posted on 4-9-2010 at 07:57 AM


1. So when is the windy season in La Paz?

2. Also, regarding, www.PuntaBanda.tk - it is just a little easier to remember than http://sites.google.com/site/puntabandasailing/
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[*] posted on 4-9-2010 at 08:33 PM


Wow, somewhat of an answer, but not pertaining to questions about what he's advertizing..... Bob H
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