July 19-20, 2014
Notice of Race for 2013 event Want to help out, be part of the group and give back to the sport you love? Contact Carl via the Yahoo BONC windsurfing group (race director, finishes recorder, run starts, cooks, water boy, general camp cleanup, mark setting) .. always something to be done. Thanks from the RR crew.
Be sure to reserve on your personal schedules the weekend of July 19-20 2014. Many show up early Friday to get in a practice session and most others show up Friday evening and to get their camp tents set up. The last four years Fridays have been very windy short boarding days! Google Map to Reservoir
Usually the fun family windsurfing crowd outnumbers the racers 3 to 1. So come and join one of Ohio’s largest gathering of windsurfers!
For more information regarding the New London Reservoir and campground reservations you can contact:
Nellie Timbs, Park Manager
Phone 419-929-8609 – Park Office
Phone 419-871-2911 – Nellie’s Home Phone
E-Mail: Nlreservoir@Hmcltd.Net <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There will be a daily launch fee of $5.00 for windsurfers payable to the park. You will only be charged for one board even though you might have three on your roof rack .. as they know you can only use one at a time
There is an general park admission fee of: $ 2.00 per person each day.
People who are camping won’t have the board admission fee. camping fee is still at
$20.00 for two per night for tent camping-primitive
$30.00 for two per night for water-electric
$35.00 for two per night for full hook up as always 3 and under is free
The park has offered to take 15% off the camping rate for this weekend.
Weather permitting (dry ground) tent and trailer/RV primitive group camping is permitted right next to the water at the event site. Most people set up camp on windsurf pointe. There are showers and restroom facilities in the main campground area a short walk away.
see MOWIND Calendar for event date and contact information.
Date: Usually held mid-July
Location: New London Ohio, which is about 75 miles east of Toledo. Event held at the New London Campground park and Reservoir. From Toledo it’s about less than a 90 minute drive .. east on Turnpike 80, get off at Route 4, head south 6 miles to US 20/18 .. take that east to Route 250, then down 250 about a dozen miles to second road on left past Route 162 east which is Town Line Road 187 ( just before a bridge – there are busy train tracks a short ways down it!) .. take that country road about 1 mile to reservoir - continue along the big mound, turn left on Euclid road, go half mile to campground entrance.
History: 2010 was the inaugural year for this windsurfing regatta and gathering. The reservoir is a 220 acre inland lake with an intimate campground on the water which makes for a fun weekend. The campground also offers six primitive cabins with AC for those who don’t want to tent camp. This site is an especially great spot for entry level windsurfers to test their skills. Even if you don’t plan to race come on out, rig a sail and hang out on the water for the afternoon! The Friday pre-vent practice day has seen great winds!
Above is an aerial view of the site. You can see the campground on the upper right and windsurf point that juts out into the water giving you good wind to launch in. A group tent area is also available on the point by the water.
Photos from 2010 event - click photo for wider view