Thursday, April 3, 2008

Windsurfing Thing Near Baltimore This Saturday

**UPDATE - Probably cancelled because of rain**

Marc Rosen, who is a representative for HiFly Boards and Ezzy Sails is putting on an event this Saturday at the Hammerman Area of Gunpowder Falls State Park. The launch is a popular venue for members of BABA, the Baltimore Area Boardsailing Association. BABA is mostly made of up of aging boomers, but there is a growing younger contingent, and even the geezers still know how to have fun. Marc Rosen is on the right in this pic from last year's event.


Marc is a funny guy. Here's his announcement for the event:

Burnt Weeny Sandwich and Baked Bean Boogie!

Come to the Burnt Weeny Sandwich and Baked Bean Boogie April Fools Day Wave Jumping Contest and Hot Dog roast on Saturday April 5, 2008 at the Hammerman Area of the Gunpowder Falls State Park. Demo gear from EZZY, HiFly, Chinook and DAKINE will be available for you to test, plus hotdogs, baked beans, hot chocolate and music by The Mothers of Invention. Special guest appearance; Kristen from the Emperor's Club! Start time is 10AM, BWS at Noon, and we'll quit at 4.

This event is presented by Aix sponsa. For additional info contact Marc Rosen at
duckbite (at)

"Get your shoes and socks on people, it's right around the corner"

I'm going to be there, and US Olympic hopeful Farrah Hall is going to be there, too, showing off on the RS:X board or maybe shredding on a shortboard.

Here's directions to the Hammerman Area: From I-95 take exit 67A for Route 43 east (White Marsh Boulevard). Follow 43 to route 40 east. Turn right at the first light onto Ebenezer Road and follow it for 4.5 miles. The park entrance will be on your left.


Catapulting Aaron said...

I might make it out -- but the weather isn't looking too promising... Gunpowder is a good spot, except for the 1 mile walk from the parking lot...

James Douglass said...

Dude, you should totally come. I checked the iwindsurf forecast and it's supposed to be warmish with more than 15 knots wind.

Paul Richardson said...

That sounds awesome, but that's the day A leaves for Italy. Dang!

Matt said...

Dude, why is there no link for Mothers of Invention? There has to be something funny. Try Muffin Man. Don't know if it's a Mothers song, but the kids loved it.

James Douglass said...

Matt- Yo, I hotlinked it to something on youtube.

Catapulting Aaron said...

so you're definitely out?

James Douglass said...

If the event is ON, I'll be there. Otherwise I'll be sailing in the rain somewhere near Annapolis. My cell = 804-695-4068