High Point results NLRR 2016 thanks to A.C.
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.