Volume 7: Issue 3/4

Published in 2000

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Forecast

Editor’s Note: Issue 7.3/4

By John Chao

With three articles about the Trans-Atlantic Windsurf Race, you might think that it may be a bit over indulgent to cover something so few windsurfers will ever do.

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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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Jim Drake: Origins of Windsurfing 2

By John Chao

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Heads Keep Rolling from the Top!

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WindTracks

Travelers Journal: Southern Baja

By Martin D. Trees

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WindTracks

It’s Making Monkey Out of Us

By Dan Welch

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WindMakers

WindSeekers

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The Great Trans-Atlantic Adventure

By John Chao

Like men who have found life and communion with the ocean for thousands of years before us, our explorations were dictated to by unforeseen challenges and setbacks. As other men of the sea have been discovering for hundreds of years, we learned firsthand how adventure and survival depend on the mental clarity which guides one’s ability to react.

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Gearing Up for the TAWR

By Guy Miller

When John Chao called me in January, saying, “We need to start thinking about gear for the Trans-Atlantic,” my mind started racing. Although I was sitting at my desk at Trilogy Software, in Austin, Texas, trying to focus on the day’s tasks, my mind would sometimes wander into the ocean.

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The Trans-Atlantic MisAdventure

By Laurie Nadel

The captain of the US team in the TransAtlantic Windsurf Race (TAWR2000), John Chao is not the kind of guy who gets fazed easily. A former Olympic windsurfer who now publishes and edits American Windsurfer magazine, John regularly pushes himself beyond what most of us would consider normal limits.

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Back To The Future: PART 2

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Workshop

Wisdom of a Jeti-Jiber

By Mark Archer

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Gebi on Gavin: A Hero’s Hero

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Interviews

The Insider

By John Chao

It was one of those moments out of “60 minutes”: A tip from a subscriber, A 20 hour flight to Kuala lumpur, Malaysia, a face to face meeting with the “Insider” who was part of the biggest windsurfing conglomerate in the world.