2016 Walleye Report

The 2016 Walleye Wagatta was held last weekend at Windpower in Fond du Lac, WI. The forecast was for strong winds early, so we got off to an early start and completed four figure-8 slalom races by noon. Adam Anderson cleaned up in the slalom races with three bullets and a third. Peter Hartwich claimed the other bullet. After a break for lunch there was a diminished wind that was still in the 5-10 mph range. The forecast showed that holding, so we decided to do a distance race consisting of a big triangle from Windpower to Deadwood point, back to the figure-8 jibe mark off of Windpower, and then back to the beach at Windpower. We thought this could potentially take as little as 30 minutes, but the wind continued to lighten as the racers made their way to Deadwood. After lots of jockeying positions on the upwind leg to Deadwood point the fleet was relatively bunched together, but on the downwind run in light air to the figure-8 buoy Don Altmeyer stood out as the fastest. He held strong all the way to the finish at Windpower, with Adam Anderson and Alex Monroe in pursuit for 2nd and 3rd respectively. The race took from 1:33 until 3:07 for Don to complete, with other finishers coming in until almost 4pm. After that journey we called it a day and spent time on the beack, at Windpower, and Sunset Bar & Grill.

Adam Anderson took the A Fleet title, followed by Arden Anderson in 2nd, and Alex Monroe in 3rd. Kevin Gratton won the Kona Fleet, followed by Del Carpenter. FULL RESULTS

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Regatta Champ Adam Anderson

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Don Altmeyer on his way to winning the distance race

Thank you to Larry Reed and Gene Baker for doing a great job on Race Committee, and to Ben and Kevin at Windpower for all the help getting the site ready and helping Windsurfing thrive in the area!

Next up on the MOWIND schedule is the Dam Jam in Des Moines, IA on May 21-22. See you there!

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Notice of Races for Dam Jam and Worthington

The 2016 Saylorville Dam Jam (near Des Moines, IA) is scheduled for May 20-22. Here is the Notice of Race.

The 2016 Worthington Windsurfing Regatta & Music Festival (Worthington, MN) is scheduled for June 11-12. Click HERE to go to the Registration page. Reminder: Early registration ($15 discount) ends Monday, May 2nd.

Check out the MOWIND CALENDAR for the full list of events.

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Racing Season Starts Soon – Walleye Wagatta May7

The water has been open for a few weeks throughout the region, so get ready for another great season of Windsurfing. The Walleye Wagatta is first up for the MOWIND Race Series. It will take place May 7th at Windpower in Fond du Lac, WI.

Racing will take place only on Saturday May 7, but fun sailing will take place throughout the weekend. As always, camping is available at Windpower. This location can’t be beat for convenience to the water, leaving gear rigged all weekend, checking out new gear (and spare parts – who doesn’t need those?), and good times at Sunset Bar & Grill.

Registration fee will be $10 and racers under 18 are free. Racing will start at approximately 11:00, but possibly sooner if the wind is blowing ;)

Starting line at the 2015 Walleye Wagatta

 

 

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2016 MidWinters

Clearwater was a new alternate venue for an old race, the MidWinters in Florida.   Nice write up found on the  www.uswindsurfing.org  site.

 

http://uswindsurfing.org/2016/03/early-spring-at-clearwater-midwinters/

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2015 Windpower Championships

Windpower Championships results from this weekend… Check back later for photos and more

A Fleet  |  Sport and Kona

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