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July 18th, 2016 — General Announcements
Results: 2016NLRdivision 2016NLRoverall Weather temperatures were great with uppers 70′s instead of 90′s. Amazingly the Friday wind streaked continued for a sixth straight year. Why ? .. nobody knows, surely calling 6 red in a row and winning every time on a roulette wheel must be like a million to one. A small group from Windsor Ontario came down and caught the short board action on Friday afternoon along with several early arriving contestants. One of the Windsor group raced a few races on an old borrowed Obrien Sensation. So the event turned international this year! A few of the regulars didn’t show but a few new faces made for a nice fleet of 11 competitors. As usual a dozen or more other people were out on the water along a few kids enjoying the 5 to 8 breezes seen on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday afternoon about 2:30 the wind cranked up again as a strong warm front moved in. Carl prepared nice lunches with meat wraps and a cookout of bratwurst and burgers with roast corn on the cob on Saturday evening. Ed got a campfire going which several enjoyed late into Saturday evening under clear starry skies.
Seven races were ran on Saturday. The winds pick up a bit on Sunday morning and we got six more races in quick succession by 12:30. Fleet overall 1st place was battled out by Gordon Bittle from Columbus Ohio and Peter Hartwich from Minnesota. Gordon rode an original Mistral Superlight with a Mistral Prodigy 8.5 sail and Peter a Starboard Phantom with a Serene 9.5. In the lighter winds the old Superlight won out with it’s upwind pointing and board speed in the lower wind conditions.
June 13th, 2016 — General Announcements
I’m sending out a reminder message that we have the campground site reserved at Aqualand for the weekend of June 24-26 for anyone interested in coming to Ephraim that weekend to enjoy casual and fun windsurfing. The fee for camping is the same as before at $8 per person per night. There are many hotels in Ephraim that offer lodging as well.
There is no organized windsurfing competition planned and we only plan on having a good time sailing at your own pace. I would think that we will see folks getting together to sail to the islands as well as sailing within Eagle Harbor.
If you’re interested in biking, please bring them along also to bike this area which has great biking routes.
This is not a Mowind event and no fee is required to participate. Everyone is on there’re own for meals and such. We thought it would be great to just have a weekend for windsurfers to get together that would like to sail together in the beautiful waters of the Bay of Green Bay.
I know I’m not getting this message out everyone due to that I don’t have their email address, so if you can pass this message on to other windsurfers would be great.
If you have any questions about this, please contact us at email@example.com or 920.737.9492
If you are considering attending, please let me know so I’m able to plan with the campground folks on space required.
Steve and Jan
Steve Vande Corput
May 31st, 2016 — General Announcements
The 2016 Saylorville Dam Jam had a variety of conditions. Saturday morning had light and variable wind and two races were completed before breaking for lunch. There was slightly more wind after lunch, but still variable in direction and strength. A Fleet and Sport completed 5 more races Saturday afternoon (total of 7), and Kona completed 4 more races (total of 6).
Sunday morning the forecast was for a building breeze, so we got going pretty early and cranked out three races, each one with more wind than the previous. The last race was in 15-20 mph wind, and many sailors continued to free ride for a good part of the afternoon after racing.
Many thanks to “Low Boom” Larry Reed, Barry Tofteland, Jeff Hegwer & his RC crew, Mike Fox and everyone else who helped organize and run this event. It was a great time.
RESULTS: A Fleet & Sport | Kona Fleet
More pictures to come…
Video of Arden land sailing in the parking lot, courtesy of Mike Kroll.
May 10th, 2016 — General Announcements
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
Regatta Champ Adam Anderson
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!
April 29th, 2016 — General Announcements
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.