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Our new children’s windsurfing rig

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I am in Belize every March and April, so I am always on the island with parents and their children. These are my favorite kind of trips, I really enjoy hanging out with kids. Everyone ends up acting just a little bit sillier, and that is a good thing. We all act so serious all of the time, but with a bunch of kids, a bunch of water toys, and a private island, everyone loosens up a little bit. It’s great!

This past April we had one wonderful week with 2 families from Quebec. One of the dads, Pascal Pelletier, brought this amazing children’s windsurfing kit with one boom, one mast, and 2 sails, one 1.0 meter and one 1.5 meter. We already had a kid’s board and a 1.8 meter sail, but his one meter was the cutest thing I ever saw! One of the boys from the other family, Thierry Lamarre, was sailing at age 7! I love this photo, his mom Veronique Maheux, is hanging onto the board, giving him instructions in French!

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Pascal’s daughter Sarah is 8. Pascal had this great technique of hanging onto the board with a rope so she could uphaul the sail and get going, but then he could pull her back and she could do it again! Sarah was using the 1.5 meter.

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After a bit of that, Sarah wanted to really sail, so here she is sailing away; Pascal had to then chase her down with a kayak.

I figured we just had to have those sails, so luckily Pascal agreed to sell them to me. So in the future, parents with little kids: we have 3 different sails for you!