The Midwest Speed Quest is a GPS based Speed Sailing Event located on Lake Okabena in Worthington, MN.
The event is opens April 15 and closes October 15th of each year. The event is free, and open to Windsurfers of all skill levels. We invite beginners to the most experienced racers. We provide a LOCOSYS GT-11 GPS unit to each racer.
It is time to announce The 2009 Midwest Speed Quest. We would like to thank everyone who has participated in past years, and invite everyone back again in 2009. We have been working hard all winter long to make this the best year ever.
Thanks to the Support of our Sponsors, we have $4000 in prize money. We will pay $1000 CASH to the fastest windsurfer on Lake Okabena in 2009.
Speed shall be measured by the “The Best Ten Second Run”. The 2009 Midwest Speed Quest follows the rules and methods set out by GPS Speed Surfing.
Up to $4000 in Cash Prizes will be awarded in 2009.
Stay tuned for additional information on new Cash Prizes to be paid immediately on Race Days!
These Special Cash Prizes will be awarded on top of the $2500 Cash Prizes at the end of the season.
The speeds recorded in this Event can be compared with speeds recorded anywhere in the world.
See the “NOTICE OF RACE” Page ON THE MWSQ WEB SITE for more information.
We will have even more demo gear from the finest manufacturers in the world available to the visiting racers.
This is the 5th year of the Midwest Speed Quest. Since the beginning, we wanted to create something different.
This event is designed for sailors of all skill levels, from beginners to the most experienced windsurfer. We will be there to get you started right!!!
As always, this event is FREE!!! There are no fees or charges. You may enter as many times as you like all season long. We want you to participate as often as you can.
We will provide the GPS unit. The official GPS unit of the Midwest Speed Quest is the GT-31 by LOCOSYS Technology. This is the finest handheld GPS available.
With over $1000 on the line, our racers will want to use the most precise GPS device available.
New for 2008, we will also recognize Sailboats as a new Speed Sailing Category. The sailboats may be divided into Single hull and Multi Hull Categories if there is sufficient interest. We are most pleased to recognize Sailboats as a new Speed Sailing Category. Speeds shall be measured by “The Fastest 500 Meter Run”. Prizes for Sailboat Categories to be announced.
This Event runs on a completely flexible schedule over a 6 month period. You decide when you want to race. The National Weather Service Forecasts are quite accurate up to 5 days in advance. Find a windy day that fits your schedule, let us know you are coming down. We will meet you on the Beach with a GPS ready to go.
Get on the High wind early Alert email List at http://www.midwestspeedquest.com/page18/page18.html
There will also be a number of Scheduled race Days as well. On these days, we will provide free Refreshments and Snacks on the Beach, and a Hot Meal at the end of the day. This is a great time to meet fellow Windsurfers.
Spectators are always welcome. This is a great opportunity to meet the Windsurfers and find out more about this Sport.
New for 2009, the Midwest Speed Quest has collaborated with Therapeutic Winds Windsurfing School to provide free windsurfing lessons to interested youth. It is important to support and encourage new windsurfers. If you know of a young person who would appreciate a free lesson or perhaps cannot afford one, please contact Craig Bergh
Please visit our “Sponsors Links” Page. As you buy your gear in 2009, please support the Sponsors who have made the Midwest Speed Quest possible.
Thanks to the generosity of our Sponsors, we have the Best Demo Gear, and the highest Prize Money in the USA. Thank you Carbon Art Windsurfing Bords of New Zealand, Windsurf Deal, KA Sail Australia, Select Hydrofoils of France, Murrays Wind and Sport, Dakine, Peter Hart Master Class DVDs and Windsurfing Clinics Worldwide, Acrobat TV of Great Britain, Chinook Sailing, Aquapac International, Gath Helmets Australia, Windtronic 2 Windmeters from Gusts.us, LOCOSYS Technology of Taiwan, Vector Fins Maui, and Red Bull Energy Drink.
Thanks to the generosity of our Sponsors, we have the highest Speed Sailing Prize Money in the USA. We also have lots of demo gear and prizes for visiting sailors from such fine companies as