Whitecap Windsurfing, Inc.
Chuck Hardin <> 706-860-0639 <>
5090 Fairington Dr. Evans, Ga 30809 (near
Although renting is not a primary business,
Whitecap does have a limited amount of windsurfing equipment
available to rent.
Most boards are beginner-type from
my teaching fleet and are available to rent only when not
in use for a class, although I do have one or two high-performance,
low volume boards, also. Complete sail rigs, which
can be rented with or without a board, range from trainer
types in the 3.5 to 4.0 sizes to higher performance types
up to the 6.5 range. I do not have sails >7.0. Rigs include
an epoxy mast and aluminum boom. Carbon masts may be available
at additional rental cost.
Renters must meet the following
1.) You must have taken a formal beginner's
lesson from Whitecap Windsurfing or I must be personally
aware that you have previous windsurfing experience.
2.) When renting the more fragile, composite-type
boards, you must leave a $150 cash or check damage deposit;
high performance sails from the '00 and '01 years rented
without board, a $75 deposit. (Deposit may be waived upon
3.) You must sign liability and damage coverage
agreement and accept responsibility by signature for equipment
failure from any cause while in active use during your rental
period. Renter's financial responsibility for board and
sail damage varies according to type rented. See "Types
of Boards/Sail Rigs" below.
4.) You must acknowledge by signature agreement
to abide by the Windsurfer's Safty Code included in the
5.) Renter picks up equipment at Whitecap
location at 5090 Fairington Dr., Evans, Ga and returns it
6) You must be at least 21 years old.
Types of beginner or "first"
1.) HiFly "Primo" -- very big, very
floaty, very stable training board with centerboard. Durable
and difficult to damage. Somwhat heavy out of the water
and cumbersome to cartop by oneself.
2.) F2 "Discovery 190" -- high volume,
very wide and stable; with centerboard and comfortable rubber
deck; comparitively lightweight; quick to plane and can
be fast. Suitable for beginners to advanced intermediate
looking for a light-air planning machine without giving
up upwind ability in light air.
3.) Mistral "Prodigy" -- a unique,VERY
high volume board. 255 liter, but still an early-planing
race board for which Mistral has set up an entire race class.
Wide and stable. Excellent choice for heavyweights.
Rates -- boards
HiFly "Primo" --- for single day
w/ complete sail rig...$40. Each additional day of actual
.........................--- for board only,
single day...$30. Additional days...$15.
F2 "Discovery 190" --- for single
day w/ complete sail rig....$70. Ea additional day actual
.........................--- for board only,
single day...$55. Additional days...$30
Mistral "Prodigy" --- for single
day w/ complete sail rig....$75. Ea. additional day actual
..........................----for board only,
single day...$60. Additional days....$35
Rates -- sail rigs (rented independently
from board) w/ epoxy mast and aluminum boom ---
.......HiFly trainer rigs...$20/day; $10 ea
.......Higher performance sails, pre 1999
models....$20; $10 ea. additional day.
.......High performance sails, '00 and '01
models...$30/ day; $15 ea. additional day.
.Carbon masts (if available)....lightweight
55% carbon or above, with complete board/rig rental--$15
additional per day. With sail rig only rental --$20 additional
Guidelines for Handling
Keep in mind that most damage to windsurfing
gear occurs out of the water. Only people experienced
and trained in the sport should handle this equipment
-- in or out of the water. Boards and sails are surprisingly
resilient in the water but quite fragile on land. Treat
the board like a very large egg. I'm serious; set it down
or adjust it's position on the ground with utmost care.
Also, sails can easily be punctured by branches, fence posts,
1.) Never, ever let anyone inexperienced in
the sport handle, cartop, or use this windsurfing gear.
YOU are responsible for what may happen. Only the person
whose name appears on the rental form is allowed to use
the rented gear; violation of this rule may lead to the
forfeit of your damage deposit and/or additional charges.
2.) Never, ever sail alone and always follow
the Windsurfer's Safety Code. If you have a critical equipment
failure while in active use, helpful assistance may be the
only thing preventing complete loss of gear.
3.) Stay out of ocean surf. Tumbling or swamping
this equipment in ocean beach waves -- even small ones --
is very damaging to sails and fins. No open ocean sailing
unless you have been given specific permission to do so.
4.) Never rig or de-rig sails on pavement
or sand. Grass is best; pinestraw is OK, but remove sticks
and pinecones from the area so as not to score the sail.
5.) Never drag or scrape the board on the
ground. This includes the beach. If there are signs of the
board having been dragged, damage charges may be retained
by Whitecap from your deposit. If you get in position where
you have to transpport the gear a long distance, separate
the board from the sail and carry them independently, i.e,
make two trips.
6.) Remove board carefully, especially in
high winds, from vehicle. More boards are damaged while
being unloaded from vehicles than any other way.
7.) Do not leave equipment in direct sunlight
for more than an hour at a time when it is not in use..
UV radiation is windsurfing equipment's silent enemy. For
boards, this rule may be impossible to follow while traveling,
but do not leave board on top of parked car to bake in the
sun. Sails can safely remained rigged for even days at a
time, but you should never leave rigged sails exposed to
direct sunlight any longer than possible.
8.) Do not leave board to bake inside a closed
car parked in the sun. The intense heat will build up internal
pressure and cause the board's skin to bubble, warp and/or
9.) Do not park gear on beach or shoreline
exposed to high winds while unattended. NEVER allow a board
or sail to vibrate or wobble on the sand while parked unused
in the wind.
10.) Always sail with the protective pads
(boom brah and mast base pad) provided with your rig.
11.) Take care of the fin. Do not allow fin
to scrape bottom while sailing. Be aware of fin depth in
shallow water and possible rocks and such just below the
water's surface. Board (without rig attached) may be safely
set on ground (out of the wind) resting on the point of
the fin, but never put weight (children, dogs, other gear,
etc.) on a board in this position.
12.) Never roll up sail with sand on it. When
ready to de-rig, rinse the rigged sail completely in water
to remove any sand and carry to grassy or pinestraw area.
13.) It is perfectly OK to roll up and bag
a wet sail.
14.) Before de-rigging and putting up gear
to return, rinse away all sand, clay, and mud from boom,
inside of mast bottom, extension, and U-joint.
15.) When strapping board to car top, make
sure strap clamps are not on the board's edge. If the clamp
is not integrally padded, use a cloth to pad the clamp from