Just back from Hatteras. Snagged a recent issue of American Windsurfer while there. Glancing at some older issues too, I was reminded of what I liked most—
From “butt UGLY” (see Airmail 9.1) to “beautiful to look at"...is it half full or half empty? Why can’t we just get along? I don’t think we ever claimed the issue to be a ‘woman’s guide...
My husband just got your Women’s issue of American Windsurfer but he for once, was not the first person who got to read it. Previous issues didn’t really have much for me—
Fernando Coronel is the co-owner of Velauno, the largest windsurfing shop in the Caribbean.
I’ll use the money to buy toilet paper. Bill Cimikoski’s article is driving me crazy! Vol. 8(3/4) takes the words right out of my mouth. When I got this issue I didn’t think it was American Windsurfer.
By Kristen Olson
Every year I went in for a routine well-woman exam, and every year I was sent the little postcard saying my results were normal. The phone call was bad news.
By Elizabeth Horton
The closest I have come to catching some air was stubbing my toe on his 85-liter Screamer in the middle of our Boston apartment and hopping up and down.
I am a freelance writer who regularly reports for several local papers in the Boston area. More importantly, I am the significant other of a windsurfing fanatic. I am writing to you to propose a unique story idea for your readers.
Greetings, and thanks for your continued efforts to put out the best windsurfing magazine, and promote our sport. I would like to challenge the philosophy that spilled into the latest issue, as described in “LIFESOURCE.”
The only magazine I have chosen to renew is American Windsurfer. Your magazine continues to help me through the doldrums of everyday life. My soon-to-be four year old son thinks it’s pretty cool too!
I have been following the Maui test reports with immense interest and delight. Finally an effort for an honest test by the people that matter: the customers. Well done, AW for making this happen!!!
I’m not in the habit of writing letters to magazines but your latest issue brings up such an amazing discrepancy that I just had to this time. In it you devote thirty-two (!) pages to the TAWR, a race that never was, an event that became a non-event
By Bruce Kendall
Retired Olympic legend Bruce Kendall is in a unique position to comment on the current debate on replacing the Mistral IMCO with the Formula class for the Olympics. He was a competitor in three Olympic Games, winning the Gold in Pusan and the Bronze in Los Angeles.
Millennium Merged Issue 7.1 received a rush of reactions concerning WindTracks and AW. While the issue has only been out for two weeks when this new issue goes to press, the wide-ranging opinions support the premise that you can’t please everyone
Aloha from Maui. I wish you all well and hope you’re feeling alive every day. Sometimes you don’t feel alive until you experience a close call or witness one in person. Today I felt alive.
With curiosity I read the letters about “the case” of the photos with the naked woman. Typical American! Here in Europe no one would even look at it.
The photo on page 88/89 (“Accidental Tourist”) is an appalling essay on the level of garbage you are circulating through your medium of the magazine. It is offensive to women who windsurf, to women who don’t windsurf, and to any male with class.
I just received my January issue yesterday. As usual, you did a great job in conveying the spirit of windsurfing in a way no other publication can approach.
Really like the article about John Kerry. Seems he and I have travelled several similar paths, though I was an infantry officer in Vietnam, he was a damn sailor. (Thank God, I didn’t get into his politics, however).
Wow! Now let me say it again, WOW! You absolutely blew me away with your dramatic presentation of the windsurfing lifestyle and the people who live it...
I just got done reading your interview with Mike (Gebhardt) and think his candor combined with Annie (Leibovitz’s) photography make for one of the strongest pieces of...
I just finished reading your article in American Windsurfer and I am very touched. It almost brought me to tears to think you two could have been mistreated so badly by the whole windsurfing community. I am so glad you both have finally been acknowledged.
I don’t usually correspond to strangers, but since my first AW I feel more at home within those pages than with any other mag.
Just received the new issue today. Great! Terrific interviews with many insights and glimpses into...
I’ve read a flock of pilot reports on various flying machines, but very few that signaled the pure joy of flight that you share in your Windsurfer’s trek...
You do a great job with your mag. Please keep your independence from the corporations by not going overboard with the equipment tests and vacation reviews.
I’m a photographer stuck in the office between assignments and stock shooting. Took your new issue to lunch and got so excited over the whole piece I was jumping outa my skin.
"I just saw my first copy of your magazine and I had to write and say congratulations. I am delighted to see that at least someone had the vision to change the whole concept of windsurfing magazines from the kind of stereotype they all seem to have become."
Born–Again Babble and Eternal Damnation if you don’t subscribe!
Yin-Tang for Life, Nirvana and our Human Ties.
Bridget Bardot & those Homophobic Oxymorons!
We-Are-So-Proud But Don’t DENY Us Our Due!
What Nine out of Ten Women Prefer, Some Find Gross
Coffee, Cannolis & Curmudgeonly Yours
Equipment Dump, Pryde & a Better Life
A few months ago I received a fax from the offices of North Sails, Germany. It contained a rough print of an ad they were considering, In it they wanted to show a maneuver by my son Josh and name it the “Jesus Christ.”