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
Forum topic International Kiteboarding Film Festival FeedbackFriday, August 21, 2015 - 12:03 2 by Dunoyer
08/21/2015 - 18:24
Forum topic Brand new Best Kahoona V7 8.5m kite for sale.Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 07:03 1 by chlemaire
07/16/2015 - 07:03
Session Report Turks & Caicos (2nd Trip)Monday, May 4, 2015 - 23:22 5 by Spatsy
05/19/2015 - 21:27
Videos Fun in the SunMonday, May 4, 2015 - 01:50 15 by Drock
05/16/2015 - 06:24
Videos Défi Kite 2015Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 22:31 3 by Dunoyer
05/15/2015 - 16:14
Forum topic Glacier Gloves M For SaleSaturday, November 8, 2014 - 20:20 5 by glacierglove
04/28/2015 - 12:03
Forum topic Woo Sports Device Calibration Error?Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 08:07 17 by Drock
04/17/2015 - 22:34
Forum topic Cool Product for Rinsing Off Self and Gear After SessionSaturday, April 4, 2015 - 07:30 8 by James
04/11/2015 - 20:38
Forum topic Woo Device Positioning on BoardWednesday, April 1, 2015 - 09:26 5 by E-Rock
04/02/2015 - 11:40
Session Report Nice little sesh on Lake QSunday, February 1, 2015 - 17:13 16 by Matth
02/08/2015 - 11:06
Videos Snowkiting MassebesicWednesday, January 28, 2015 - 08:46 4 by Dunoyer
01/28/2015 - 23:28
Forum topic DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus Aerial Camera/Drone For SaleSunday, December 21, 2014 - 09:16 1 by chlemaire
01/04/2015 - 17:19

Recent activities

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chlemaire has updated Forum topic "International Kiteboarding Film Festival Feedback"

08/21/2015 - 12:03
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chlemaire has added Forum topic International Kiteboarding Film Festival Feedback.

08/21/2015 - 11:50
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chlemaire replied on Revere Thursday 8/20:

Great graph Brian!
I was

08/21/2015 - 06:32
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chlemaire replied on First International Kiteboarding Film Festival:

Great pics Krzysztof! Thanks

08/20/2015 - 21:21
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chlemaire replied on Hi Guys:

Welcome Fabian.
Are you by

08/18/2015 - 21:42
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chlemaire replied on Parking at the Dennis Beaches:

Phil, that's cool. Thanks

08/10/2015 - 06:20
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chlemaire replied on Cool kite dance / drone / buggy race vid:

Nice editing!

07/16/2015 - 07:06
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chlemaire changed his comment on Brand new Best Kahoona V7 8.5m kite for sale..

07/16/2015 - 07:03
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chlemaire has updated Forum topic "Brand new Best Kahoona V7 8.5m kite for sale."

07/16/2015 - 07:03
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chlemaire replied on 6m, 8m, 8.5m kites for sale. New or great condition.:

Liquid Force 6m and Switch

07/01/2015 - 22:12
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chlemaire has updated Forum topic "6m, 8m, 8.5m kites for sale. New or great condition."

06/28/2015 - 13:16

Comments

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Grenadines

n MK

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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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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