Travel Accomodations

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Wanted

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Hatteras: Searching for windsurfers to share Island Creek soundfront accommodation for windsurfing holiday at Avon, N.C.  for the week of April 27th to May 4th, 2002.  Call Cler at (905)847-8325 for more details or e-mail us at lc_bouffard@hotmail.com.
Hatteras: I'm trying to arrange Hatteras accommodations. Could you post a note on your web page for me and let me know if any Ottawa sailors have extra space they are looking to fill.

Myself and my girlfriend (an Ottawa local btw) are planning to be in Hatteras from April 14th to May 11th and are looking for groups renting houses who have extra rooms we could rent.  In addition to offering pleasant company (if I do say so myself) I'll be looking for guinea pigs to warm up my teaching skills on for the coming summer lesson season so there'll be free lessons for any potential roomies who would be so inclined. Please email me at shane_hawk@hotmail.com or call (902) 452-4978.


I have a house booked for 2 weeks in Hatteras, (April 20 to May 4) and I am looking for people to fill it. I haven't actually paid for it yet, so given that I  only have 2 people for one week, I am thinking of cancelling the first week, and trying to find something for myself for the first week.

Do you know of anyone who either has space or is looking for accomodations?
Email: morriscolleen@yahoo.ca
 

Available

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Florida: A friend of mine has a house in Florida on Fred Howard Park (large inlet with shallow water similar to Hatteras) and is willing to rent out a bedroom (along with use of the all ammenities) for $200 US per couple. If you really need a windsurfing fix now but can't afford heading to the Carribean, this is a great place to go down to. If you are worried about the temperature, the water was 72 degrees on Feb 26th!

Here is a website she put up with pictures of the house and the sailing location.
http://www.levendis.com/staynsurf
and here are my trip pictures:
http://www.magma.ca/~richrdsn/p19.htm

Steve.

Hatteras: I have a house booked for 2 weeks in Hatteras, (April 20 to May 4) and I am looking for people to fill it. I haven't actually paid for it yet, so given that I  only have 2 people for one week, I am thinking of cancelling the first week, and trying to find something for myself for the first week.

Do you know of anyone who either has space or is looking for accomodations?
Email: morriscolleen@yahoo.ca

Maui: Maui Condo for rent direct from owners. This immaculate,  recently renovated unit in the Kamaole Sands Resort in Kihei is owned by two die  hard Windsurfers from Calgary. Special rates are available for Canadian  residents starting as low as $75 USD per night depending on season and length of  stay. Check out our website at www.mauicondo.ca or contact us at mauicondo@shaw.ca.

Group Trip

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Margarita March 1998 and I would would like to go down again, but am looking at ways to save myself (as well as others) money.

I talked to a few hotels down there and they are willing to give discounts for a group; size of discount will depend
on the number of people.

Here is what I found for approximate prices (without discount):

Flight:   $700

Hotel: (double occupancy; air conditioned, hot water)
Here are a couple of the many options:

  • Hotel California (4 star)  $630
  • Miguel's (cabana)  $370


Equipment:  (Sharks; 1999 Bic/Gaastra): $300

Total estimated cost: Cabana would be $1,185 per person; in the really nice hotel its  $1,315

I would hope that as a minimum we would get 10% discount. With enough people,
15% seems attainable; that brings the prices down to $1,007 and $1,117 respectively.

If you are interested, please let me know. I will keep track of who is interested, and when the time comes (late fall?)
will contact everyone to attempt to determine the number of people still interested.

Lessons Learned on my Margarita trip (apply to probably any trip!)
 

  • bring snacks for lunch (trail mix, granola bars, etc.)
  • bring mast pad to protect feet
  • bring lycra long-sleeve top, lycra or neoprene shorts
  • bring a hat and/or helmet (Tilley Endurables hat stayed on even in 4.5 conditions!)
  • bring sunglasses and croakies
  • bring gloves unless you want your hands covered with blisters
  • bring booties (sea urchins, jellyfish (coche island), starfish, coral and other assorted nasty stuff)
  • donít sail overpowered all the time or you wonít last the week; change sails to find the one that is ideal
  • bring a helmet (can be crowded)
  • bring lots of sunscreen; re-apply after each windsurfing session and donít make a session too long since salt water washes it off
  • train before going (especially forearms!)
  • buy duty-free alcohol at Canadian airport on the way there (hard liquor, wine, etc.; only rum is cheap on the island)
  • food at hotel is ok; hotels have theme nights with a buffet and all you can drink (beer or rum & coke) for around $21 CDN. Better cheaper food can be had at some of the local restaurants and you donít have to pay for all you can drink.

  • If you plan on drinking, do it during happy hour (5-7 PM) where drinks are 2 for 1

Last Updated: March 22, 2002

 

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