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Gender Equality and Erotic Hippos

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—

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Friendly, Feminine, Focus, Free Hat

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...

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Pathetic Attention on WindSister

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—

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Can you hear the drums Fernando?

Fernando Coronel is the co-owner of Velauno, the largest windsurfing shop in the Caribbean.

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Cancel Cancer Enough Already

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.

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Life Beyond Cancer

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.

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Changing Wind

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.

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Driving Me Significatly Crazy

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.

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Spontaneous Wacko Vis/Anima

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.”

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Fire Readers Against the Grain

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!

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Reader, “Reality” of “Really”, Facts!

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!!!

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Unbelievable Re-Re-Re-Reality

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

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A New Formula or the Status Quo?

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.

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Sensational Toilet Paper, Sucks!

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

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Free Aloha Laws of Windsurfing

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.

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Utterly Amazing; American I’m Sorry

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.

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Unequaled Quality, Low Level, Losers!

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.

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Inspiration, Honor & Hitting the Target

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.

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Another Legend for Beauty and Tears

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).

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Working Joe’s, Warning Wows!

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...

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Personal Choices, Poetic Intentions

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...

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Personal Choices, Poetic Intentions

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.

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Harnessing Spirit: Images & Legends

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.

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Beginner Magic: A Different Story

Just received the new issue today. Great! Terrific interviews with many insights and glimpses into...

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Cyclonic Congratulations for Flying High!

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...

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Re: Mailman’s Miscue, Humble Requests, and Wind-Driven Drivel

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.

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Second Chance Enthusiasm

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.

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Eagerly Disgusted with Attitude Adjustments

"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."

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Born–Again Babble and Eternal Damnation if you don’t subscribe!

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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.”

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Praise, Amaze and other Eloquence

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From Down Under to Up and Over

Yo dude. Yes, you have finally succumbed to the numbing arctic winds which are about to surround you once again and totally decimate what is left (right?) of your grey matter. What, you're bored? Is your head bored? With a 3/4 inch wood bit?