chlemaire

Full Name: 
Christophe Lemaire
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About chlemaire

Born & raised in France, came to the US (CA) for grad school in '87, moved to MA in '91.
Married to Katie, 2 kids (Alexander '96, Megan '97).

Love the ocean and mountains. A sailor since my early teens. Raced 420s and later big boats. Bareboat charterer on tropical or European family vacations.
Some windsurfing at the dawn of the sport and in my teens.

Have wanted to give kiteboarding a try for years. Finally took the plunge in the Spring of 2011.
Despite relatively few good days and limited time on the water this summer, I'm totally addicted and eager to progress in the sport.

Kiteboarding Skill Level: 
Beginner -upwind and jumping
How and where did you Learn?: 
1 land lesson with trainer kite (Boston Kite School). 1 water/body dragging lesson at Nahant (Boston Kite School). 1 90min riding lesson with Air Support in West Dennis. Then practice on my own, with support and lots of friendly advice from Lodewyk Steyn and others. Lots and lots of reading online, and use of Progression Kiteboarding instructional videos.
Favorite Spots: 
Right now, anywhere I can ride.
Favorite Session & Trips: 
My first controlled upwind riding.
How much gear have you trashed?: 
1 kite, splitting the canopy from LE to TE. Expertly repaired by Rod.
Other Interests & Hobbies: 

Family, all things manual and artistic, sailing, skiing, hiking, road-biking, mountain-biking, soccer, world traveling, cooking, baking, photography, painting.

Topics by user

Type Updated date Replies Last Postsort icon
Session Report DownwinderFriday, December 12, 2014 - 09:04 5 by chlemaire
12/12/2014 - 15:33
Videos DownwinderFriday, December 12, 2014 - 00:41 2 by Jumpinjoe
12/12/2014 - 09:12
Forum topic Glacier Gloves M For SaleSaturday, November 8, 2014 - 19:20 3 by chlemaire
12/02/2014 - 19:20
Forum topic NRS Titanium Gloves M for SaleSaturday, November 8, 2014 - 19:01 1 by chlemaire
11/23/2014 - 06:46
Session Report Crazed Kiters' AddictionTuesday, November 4, 2014 - 09:30 10 by Dunoyer
11/04/2014 - 17:34
Videos Crazed Kiters' AddictionTuesday, November 4, 2014 - 02:37 by chlemaire
11/04/2014 - 02:37
Session Report Masskiting TD11 PicsMonday, October 13, 2014 - 12:21 9 by Kristof
10/15/2014 - 19:15
Forum topic OR Pyro Pro Drysuit - Like New, Low PriceWednesday, October 8, 2014 - 20:15 4 by chlemaire
10/10/2014 - 18:57
Forum topic Cabrinha Switchblade 11m Kite, Complete: $450Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 12:41 1 by chlemaire
10/09/2014 - 10:48
Forum topic Slingshot RPM 8m Kite, like new: $390Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 12:39 1 by chlemaire
10/09/2014 - 10:47
Videos Another Drone Film: Kiteboarding in Nahant, South WindSunday, September 21, 2014 - 00:57 15 by Jumpinjoe
09/23/2014 - 12:33
Session Report Long Beach, Nahant, September 20, 2014Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 16:06 by chlemaire
09/21/2014 - 00:56

Recent activities

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chlemaire changed his comment on Turks and Caicos Shore Club Access Update.

12/20/2014 - 22:37
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chlemaire replied on Turks and Caicos Shore Club Access Update:

Ah! But you are so right,

12/20/2014 - 17:07
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chlemaire changed his comment on Turks and Caicos Shore Club Access Update.

12/20/2014 - 09:41
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chlemaire's personal account page has been changed.

12/20/2014 - 06:49
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chlemaire's personal account page has been changed.

12/20/2014 - 06:49
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chlemaire changed his comment on Turks and Caicos Shore Club Access Update.

12/19/2014 - 21:59
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chlemaire replied on Turks and Caicos Shore Club Access Update:

Joe, I would advocate that

12/19/2014 - 21:55
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chlemaire replied on Video: Mk Holiday Party 2014:

Way to capture the event

12/12/2014 - 15:29
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chlemaire replied on Downwinder:

Join us next time Dani!

12/12/2014 - 11:53
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chlemaire has updated Session Report "Downwinder"

12/12/2014 - 09:04

Comments

jonathanbaker's picture
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Joined: 05/02/2010
Posts: 54
Thanks for the Loaner Harness

Christophe,

Thanks for loaning me your harness today. You saved the day.

Let me know when you would like me to drop off the harness. I could drop it off tomorrow around 4:30 or 4:45. Tuesday afternoon i could drop it off between 2 and 4pm. Does that work for you? Is there another time that you prefer?

Thanks,

Jon

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Joined: 06/27/2009
Posts: 537
Hi Christophe, I've launched

Hi Christophe,

I've launched from Pavilion beach in NE and had a lot of fun kiting the tip of P.I. and over to Cranes for waves. I didn't know if NW would be clean enough to launch from the tip of P.I. but it sounds intriguing.

Best,
scooper